Karate is a way of life, you must train hard and be true to receive positive results.
Show Respect to everyone, instructors, students, family members, friends and anyone else you associate with.
Always present yourself with a clean appearance. (Karate-gi clean, shower, no chewing gum, no jewelry or metals etc.).
Under shirts must be white.
Exercise good behavior and manners with yours partners, always be courteous and treat everyone as an equal.
There is NO physical contact between students, you must practice control.
Respect the line of formation, at beginning and end of classes; pay particular attention to your Seiza
In the dojo we all are the same, there is no distinction in beliefs, economic position, or culture, we are all just human beings
Don’t be late for classes, if you do, for reasons beyond your control, wait at the entry door in a formal position until you get permission to enter.
Assist your Sensei by helping with new student arrivals; don’t wait until Sensei demands it. Everyone will appreciate this.
You must inform your instructor(s) of any injury before training.
MKA KUMITE RULES
There will be no horseplay during Kumite training or competition.
There will be no negative or reckless attitudes or behavior.
Sparring equipment will be brought to every class and each student will be responsible for his/her own equipment – This includes gloves and mouthguards.
There is to be no physical contact to be made during free sparring activities. The activity is to be performed within the rules, and any intentional act to injure another participant or spectator is not condoned, encouraged or permitted by the Missouri Karate Association.
Missouri Karate Association reserves all rights to dismiss any students, at any time, for misconduct and/or actions, which may convey a bad image.