Leeds Shotokan Karate Club is affiliated to the JKA England (JKAE).

Thank you for JKA England (JKAE) for the use of Photography. All pictures credited to the JKA England.

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Dojo Rules

  • Students are to bow upon entering or leaving the Dojo floor.

  • When you first arrive at the Dojo, and before stepping onto the Dojo floor, please remove your shoes and socks. 

  • Always wear shoes if you need to leave the room for any reason.

  • Please make sure you go to the toilet before you come to class.

  • Plain white Karate uniforms (Gis) must be worn during class.

  • Your Gi must be kept clean & neat, but DO NOT wash your belt.

  • Remember to keep your finger and toenails neat and trimmed.

  • Please no watches, rings (wedding or engagement), silly bands or any jewellery in the dojo.

  • Green belts & above must bring sparring mitts & gumshield to every class.

  • Always warm-up before training and warm down after training.

  • Respect the property of other Kenshinkan students. Do not touch anything that does not belong to you.

  • Pay attention! Raise your hand before asking questions during class.

  • Please do not laugh at mistakes made by other students.

  • The Karate techniques you learn here are NEVER to be used to start fights. You are ONLY to use the Karate techniques you learn in class to defend yourself.

  • Karate students should arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled class time.

  • If you are late to class please enter the dojo, kneel at the front of the dojo and wait until the Sensei calls you into class.

  • Try to practice your Karate at least 10 minutes every day.

  • Students are responsible for helping to keep the Dojo clean. Please make sure you take all of your belongings with you when you leave and place litter in the bins provided.

  • ANY STUDENT WHO BULLIES OTHER STUDENTS OR ANYONE ELSE AT ALL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TRAINING.