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Rules and Guidelines
- After a month's trial or assessment of classes, whether every class is
attended or not in that month's time, the student will have to join the
school and apply for membership to one of the chartered organizations of
the school. Before any class participation, the prospective student must
register with the school and must sign a waiver. Guests and nonmembers are
not permitted to participate in any school activity or event,
unless they sign a waiver and register with the school as a member.
Membership Status - Other than the Head Instructor, members are expected to keep track of their membership status with the school and any memberships with the school's charter organizations.
v Belt Promotions and Belt Promotions from Credentials of another School or Organization
The student must provide a belt certification with contact information from the School or Organization that provided the belt certification. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE STUDENT WILL BE PROMOTED. Before the student is awarded the Requested Belt Level, the student must be able to perform all the requirements from the Lowest Belt Level up to the Requested Belt Level.
FINAL DECISION OF ANY BELT PROMOTION RESTS BETWEEN THE ORGANIZATION AWARDING THE BELT CERTIFICATIONS AND THE HEAD INSTRUCTOR OF THE SCHOOL.
Events, Activity, and Curriculum Standards - Participation in any event or activity not provided or supported by the
school must be approved by the Head Instructor. This would include Seminars,
Demonstrations, Tournaments, and Etc. If you have any questions or doubts
regarding this issue, be sure to ask the Head Instructor.
Medical Issues Ė Any
member recovering from any serious injury and/or illness, involving a doctor,
must have a written document, like a written excuse, from the doctor proving the
member has a clean bill of health.
v Class Conduct and Safety
Courtesy and Respect will be exercised at all times!!!
This is conducive to the progress in the dojang and its members. Regardless
of belt ranking, Gup or Dan levels, the belt level does not grant authority
to dictate or give orders. The Head Instructor and/or designated
Instructor(s) are the only persons granted to give instruction. Understand
that a belt level is a level of achievement and skill, not a level of
Horse Play (Training alone
is a sufficient safety risk) Ė Acting in anger or out of controlled
behavior is not only dangerous, but is a lack of control and good judgment.
This also means to stray from provoking ill feeling from an individual.
VIOLATION OF THIS CANNOT BE TOLERATED!!!
jewelry must come off before training begins.
Jewelry is dangerous during training and the school will not be responsible
for any damaged jewelry. (earrings, watches, necklaces, bracelets, and etc.)
Out" - This is a method
used by the "Uke" (A Japanese term referring to the person
receiving the technique) to let the "Tori" (A Japanese term
referring to the person applying the technique) know to Stop or Release
the technique being applied on the "Uke" to avoid injury and
let the "Tori" know the technique is working. There are
basically 3 ways to "Tap Out". One, the "Uke" can slap
the mat or themselves, so the "Tori" can hear it. Secondly, the
"Uke" can verbally say "STOP!!". Thirdly, the "Uke"
can tap the "Tori", if the "Tori" can't hear the "Uke"
at all. SAFETY IS ALWAYS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN IN TRAINING!! HOWEVER, it is
recommended that the "Uke" DOES NOT "Tap Out" too early,
because of wanting to avoid any discomfort or a little pain. This kind of
"Tapping Out" too early does not benefit anyone and practicing the
technique becomes a waste of time and effort. The "Uke" should
definitely "Tap Out" as soon as he or she feels tautness (any
stiffness or tightness causing discomfort) or any pain with the technique
being applied. Anyone with pre-existing injuries, medical or physical
complications that may be of concern, must tell the "Tori" before
practicing a technique to avoid injury.
and Crash Mats - Mats
are mandatory when exercising and practicing any
Breakfalls, Joint Lock Throws, Hip or Shoulder Throws, Sweeps, or any
Takedowns of any sort. Crash Mats are recommended when
exercising and practicing any high impact Breakfalls or any
high impact fall technique. However, Crash Mats are mandatory
for those not yet proficient in Breakfalls when exercising and practicing any
high jumping impact Breakfalls, Hip or Shoulder Throws, or any high or hard
impact fall technique. Because Safety is so important, there are no
exceptions to this rule or disciplinary action will result. (See the
"Terms of Rules and Guidelines" below)
Uniforms are to be worn during class. If you need to have the uniform off,
due to physical reasons (like an injury), hot weather, or for another
reason, ask the instructor.
you donít have a school uniform, sweat pants or long shorts and T-shirt is
the preferable attire. (Must be loose and allow free motion) Donít wear
anything revealing, tight, or binding.
student is expected to keep a clean and neat appearance at all times with
the uniform and personal hygiene. (i.e.- The uniform must properly worn and
maintained. Trimmed nails and other grooming practices must be maintained.)
Personal Property - Every
member is responsible for all of their own property items. Please be sure to
place your property in an area away from other peoples' property, so no one
loses anything. Please be respectful of others' property. If you suspect or know
of any theft, let an instructor know immediately.
v Little Tigers Disciplinary Policy -
This policy is in the best interest of the students, the
parents, and the school when dealing with discipline issues in any school
activity or event.
The school cannot take any position on a studentís
conduct outside of the school, unless it involves the school. For instance, if
the student is involved in an incident outside of the school using something
taught in class against someone or involves any conflict of interest for the
school, like a legal issue, an issue involving another school or anything
harming the decorum of the school, then the school will act in accordance with
the schoolís Rules and Guidelines.
With any inappropriate conduct inside the school, whether
it involves student or parent, the School Rules and Guidelines will be followed
accordingly. For instance, if the parent tries to circumvent or supersede any of
the School Rules and Guidelines the instructor has the right to act in
accordance with the School Rules and Guidelines. When the parent signs the
waiver and registers their child, they are agreeing to the Terms of the School
Rules and Guidelines. The parent is encouraged to partake in discussion with the
Head Instructor in an open-minded, meaning free from prejudice or bias to only
one viewpoint, and in an objective manner to any event or incident that occurs.
If the parent cannot act in an open-minded and an objective manner, then the
parent will automatically be dismissed from the school with the possibility of
the childís membership being terminated, as in accordance with the School
Rules and Guidelines.
v The Head Instructor is the one who has the final decision. (This includes things such as Belt Promotions, Training Criteria and Standards, and anything else dealing with the rapport or decorum of the school.) - If you have a problem with something, ask to speak with the instructor privately after class.
of Rules and Guidelines
Failure to comply or follow these simple Rules or Guidelines to the best
of oneís ability will result in disciplinary action by suspension from the
school and/or school activities or the permanent termination of school
membership. The Head Instructor will be the sole person making any decisions on
disciplinary action. All risks and consequences resulting in Injury and/or
Medical Complications of the student or member occurring in any school activity
or event fall under the conditions of the signed waiver.
Understand that rules and guidelines may change to maintain the welfare,
benefits, and the progress of the school and its members. If you have or
recognize an issue of concern, address the issue to the
Head Instructor, so matters can be properly resolved.