COURTESY AND RESPECT WITHIN THE DOJO
(And away from it)

By Sensei Sherman J. Harrill

As your Sensei I will not demand your courtesy or respect. This is something that I as a person will have to earn. You as a member of this Dojo will have to do the same. Not only to me but also the the other Karate-ka's

While in the Dojo, think of how you would like to be treated as a person. With this thought in mind the courtesy and respect should come naturally. this will also work in a similar manner for people outside of the Dojo.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE WORKING IN THE DOJO

DO - have a good mental attitude.
DO - check yourself for the proper stance, fist form, and technique.
DO - pay attention to what is said and shown to you during classes.
DO - show courtesy and respect to EVERYONE in the Dojo.
DO - maintain a good attendance.

DON'T - worry about speed or power. They will come in time.
DON'T - worry about the person next to you.
DON'T - worry if someone is learning faster, or is able to do certain techniques that you have problems with. No two people are the same.

ANYONE CAN ACT LIKE A BAD ASS,
BUT IT TAKES HARD WORK TO BE A BETTER PERSON.

As a member of this Dojo you are expected to set a good example for new karate-kas. They will look to you for advice and examples of what is right or wrong, accepted behavior, and customs. DON'T STEER THEM WRONG.