Reishiki refers to the demostration of good etiquette and correct behaviours in a traditional martial arts Dojo.
The training hall, or Dojo, is a place of special study and should at all times be treated with the utmost respect. the name 'Dojo' originated with the meditation hall of Zen Buddhism. it is a place of the deepest concentration and highest discipline. If the following simple rules are observed inside the Dojo, both teachers and pupils will progress together in harmony, according to the spirit of kyushindo.
Actions to carry out when in the Dojo -
When entering and leaving the Dojo, it is proper to rei -bow in the direction of the kamiza.
Respect your teacher, or Sensei. Always seek to follow the advice and directions given.
When 'YAME' is called stop what you are doing and pay attention to your teacher , or Sensei
Never stand up from seiza before your Sensei.
Zanshin - you are training with dangerous equipment, and must always be aware of those training around you.
Be considerate and friendly towards other students.
Be kindly and helpful to lower grades never rough.
When moving around the Dojo with a weapon, you should reach out with your empty right hand, palm up, to show you mean no threat. do not walk behind people.
Be on time for class, but if you do happen to arrive late, sit quietly in seiza on the edge of the dojo until Sensei grants permission to join practice , so as not to disturb the started class unnecessarily.
Bad language , sillyness and loose talk are to be avoided , keep your body and training clothes clean and neat.
Keep finger and toe nails short and well trimmed
Ensure that the hall and changing areas are always left clean and tidy.
Never employ Budo techniques outside of the Dojo, other than in extreme need for self defence or protection of others.