Fudoshin - Student Resources.
Your KUGB licence, which is renewable annually, holds your name, address, date of birth, photo, name of your club, confirmation of your grade and the date you were examined.
It is very important to keep your licence in a safe place, it is your proof of grade and is not easily replaced if lost or stolen.
Students will be given licence application forms as soon as they become members of Fudoshin Shotokan Karate Club. No one can apply for membership of the KUGB unless they belong to an affiliated club and before any student can grade they must hold a current KUGB licence.
A karate suit is called a Gi (pronounced Gee), it is a simple two piece 100% White Cotton outfit consisting of a jacket, trousers and a belt.
New members to the club are not pressurised to purchase a Gi straight away as we are more interested in your karate development rather than what you look like, however, it is natural that over a period of time you will want to have a Gi just like everyone else and you will need to purchase a Gi before you can take a grading.
For further details about Gi's, badges or any other merchandise please speak to Sensei Don who can answer any questions and supply all the information you need.
Fudoshin Shotokan Karate Club follow the traditional formal rules of etiquette applied by dojo's of the highest standard, please familiarise yourself with them and observe them at all times.
- Do arrive on time for your training.
- Do go to the toilet before training begins.
- Do bow whenever you enter or leave the dojo.
- Do whenever possible bring the correct money.
- Do make sure your karate suit is clean and in good condition.
- Do keep all your nails clean and trimmed and your hair tied back.
- Do let your Instructor know before training if you have an injury or have been unwell.
- Do make use of the time before training to warm up or practice your karate.
- Do line up for training quickly.
- Do address your instructors with a bow and say "Ous Sensei".
- Do bow whenever you face a partner in training.
- Do concentrate seriously on what your instructor is teaching you at all times.
- Do ask questions if you are unsure of any aspect of your training.
- Do encourage one another but do not correct another student even if you know he/she is making a mistake, this is the responsibility of the Instructor.
- Do let us know if you are going to miss training for any length of time (i.e. holidays or exams).
- Do not run around the dojo yelling and shouting before class.
- Do not talk over or interrupt your Instructor when they are teaching, instead wait for a convenient moment and get their attention by saying "Ous Sensei".
- Do not talk or disrupt other students during training.
- Do not muck around during training as this could be dangerous and lead to someone getting hurt.
- Do not deliberately hurt another student during training, this will result in you being asked to leave the club.
- Do not be rude about or pick on other students, this will result in you being asked to leave the club.
- Do not practice sparring without the supervision of an instructor.
- Do not ask to be graded it is poor etiquette, you will be told when you are ready to grade.
- Do not bring food or sweets into the dojo.
- Do not chew gum in the dojo, not only is it bad manners it is also dangerous during training.