Your 1st practice

What you need to bring 

For the first month you can wear loose fitting clothes like tracksuit trousers (no zips) and t-shirt. After the first month you should look into buying a keiko dogi (training uniform usually judo style) which are about £25 (see links for Equipment suppliers), You should also bring bottle of water and cloth to mop up sweat.

Dojo Etiquette

  • When entering or leaving the Dojo, you need to bow in the direction of O’Sensei’s picture, the Kamiza, or the front of the Dojo. You should also bow when entering or leaving the mat.
  • No shoes on the mat
  • Remove watches, rings and other jewellery before practice
  • Keep finger and toe nails cut short
  • Practice on the mat is barefoot, always wear footwear to and from the mat
  • Keep hands and feet clean
  • Keep your training uniform clean, in good shape, and free of offensive odours
  • Remember that you are here to learn, and not to gratify your ego. An attitude of receptivity and humility is therefore advised


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