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HIGHER GROUND CODE OF CONDUCT

Respect

  • Always be respectful towards your professor and training partners.
  • Always address your instructor as Sensei or Professor, and non-black belt instructors as coach.
  • Uphold the integrity of our principles on and off site. For example; gossip, belittling and pessimistic criticism are disrespectful behaviors that create negative consequences for team morale.
  • Use techniques only for self-defense. Starting fights or hurting others outside of the gym will result in expulsion.
  • If you are late to class, wait outside the mat area until the Professor or Coach gives you permission to join.
  • Bow when entering and leaving the mat.
  • Do not leave the the mat area without permission from the Professor or Coach.
  • During class, when the instructor is demonstrating the techniques, every student must sit or stand in good posture.
  • No foul language inside the school.

Dojo Etiquette

  • No electronic devices allowed in the training area.
  • Keep cell phones on silent to avoid disrupting class instruction.
  • No shoes, food, or drinks on the mat.
  • Wear shoes or sandals to the restroom (do not go barefoot).
  • Keep your feet clean before entering the mat.
  • Please communicate any concerns or questions to the Professor.

Hygiene

  • Your uniform must be clean at all times.
  • Keep fingernails and toenails neatly trimmed and short for safety.
  • All jewelry, piercing, necklaces, and other items must be removed during training.

Remember to have fun!

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