Before the training
- Take off your jewelry (chain, watch, earrings, piercings, rings etc) to prevent injuries. Earrings can also be covered with tape.
- The gi (suit for martial art) has to be clean and complete.
- Long hair has to be tied up with a hair band.
- Be on time for the training
- Wear flip flops or sandals when you walk to and off the mat. This is for hygienic reasons.
- Cut your fingernails and toenails before the training. This is also to prevent injuries.
- Training with a clean body (hands and feet)
- Do not drink alcohol or food with a strong smell before the training.
- Before you walk on or off the mat you will greet the fellow sporters at the border of the mat with an standing salute (Ritsu Rei).
During the training/class
- To improve the progress of the training it is desirable not to discuss irrelevant topics during the training.
- If you change partners you will greet each other before and after the exercise.
- If you want to leave the mat let the instructor/Sensei know
- Always try to be focused during the training. With your attention on the training.
- Do not drink or eat on the mat.
- Always respect your partner uke/aite) and always try to prevent injuries on each other.
- Spectators can watch the training but they can not disturb the activities on the mat