As a member of Valley Aikido, we have responsibilities to each other as well as the dojo. The dojo is not a social club where you come and go as you please. The dojo is a serious training environment for mind/body development which takes an enormous amount of self discipline. When you enter the dojo, clear your mind of all distractions and focus on the training you are about to engage in. Be respectful of your training partners and be respectful of your training space.
Pay your monthly dues on time. You should not need to be reminded of your obligation to the dojo.
Arrive early enough for class to start on time. You should be on the mat before the instructor.
The first person to arrive at the dojo should put out the flag.
During the week, sweep the mat. On Sunday sweep and wash the mat.
Set up the shomen.
Stretch or meditate until the instructor is ready to start class.
If you arrive late to class, sit in seiza by the edge of the mat and wait for permission to enter.
If you are going to be late for class please text or leave a message.
If you are more than 5 min late without a call you will not be allowed to train.
If you are continually late, your membership will be terminated.
The first person sitting to the right must call the commands to REI.
Make sure your keikogi is clean and your nails are clipped.
Drink water and go to the bathroom before class starts. You should not leave the mat unless you are sick or injured.
If you continually talk during training, you will be asked to leave the mat. If this continues your membership will be terminated.
Have your weapons ready for each class. Do not leave your weapons at home or in your car. If you don't have your weapons, you are not prepared for training.