Dojo Etiquette


As Martial Artists it’s always important to develop the right kind of attitude that others respect and aspire towards.

There is a constant challenge in training to hold yourself to a higher standard as a Martial Artist.

With that said its also important to remember the etiquette we use in the dojo towards our friends and training partners as well as to the idea of Disciplined training.

Below are a few things to remember about training in the Academy regardless if you’re a child, parent or adult student. Most if not all of these are to be followed every time we train and by helping to remember the small things great things will develop.

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Gekisia Di Ichi

The video linked below is a performance of the first Kata Gekisia Di Ichi which was created by Chojun Miyagi Sensei in 1940 for introduction into the school system and to help make the average person stronger. Literally translated as ‘to destory’ it is a power Kata designed to help you combine and create power and speed for your punches, kicks, blocks and moving. Continue reading

Exciting times

I have said this before I love my job!

I get to interact with so many different people and share my passion for the Martial Arts.

I remember vividly the first time I ever went and saw a Martial Arts class with my Father back in 1988. I sat watching an Adults class and was mesmerised by what I saw.

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Stranger Awareness

One of the great things that attracts me about teaching Martial Arts is the way in which I can help and Influence children’s behaviour and development.

The video linked below is a recent social experiment displaying, to parents, just how easy children are prepared to go with someone they don’t know. Continue reading