Shoshin Aikido Stockport
AIKIDOSAM 2018
1.  A standing bow is used when entering and exiting the training area of the dojo. 2.  Bow towards the shomen when entering and exiting the mat. 3.  Respect the training tools. The Gi (dojo clothes) must be clean and folded. The weapons      must be in good condition and at their places when not used. 4.  Never use another’s Gi or weapons. 5.  A few minutes before the lesson you must have warmed up and must be waiting at the      formal seating, meditating to clear your mind of the day’s problems. 6.  It is important to come to the lesson on time and attend the opening ceremony. If you could      not avoid being late, sit formally near the mat until the Sensei gives you a sign of permission.      Entering the mat, sit down silently and salute. 7. The only correct way to sit on the mat is seiza (formal seating). If you have a knee injury      or disability, you can sit cross-legged, but never sit stretching your legs, reclining or leaning your      back. 8.  Do not leave the mat other than in case of injury or sickness. 9.  Sit silently and carefully in the formal manner while the Sensei is demonstrating a technique      during the lesson. After the demonstration bow to the Sensei and a partner and immediately      start training. 10. When the end of a technique is indicated stop immediately, salute your partner and       get in a line with the other students. 11. Never remain idle on the tatami. You must be training or waiting for your turn in       seiza. 12. If you need to ask the Sensei a question, go up to him and bow him standing. Never call        the Sensei to your side. 13. While receiving personal instruction sit in seiza and watch carefully. Bow formally when the       Sensei has finished. If someone close to you is receiving instruction you may stop training and listen.       While observing sit in seiza and when finished bow formally 14. Respect those who are more experienced than you are. Never enter a discussion on the        technique. 15. Respect those who are less experienced than you are. Do not try to assert your thoughts       on them. 16 If you understand the movement and your partner does not, you may help them with the       technique. However, unless you have obtained permission to do so, never correct their mistakes       or give them instruction. 17. Minimise speaking on the tatami. Aikido is experience. 18, Finger and toenails must be trimmed. The feet must be clean. Shoes and slippers may       never be worn on the mat. 19. All kinds of accessories including rings and earrings are forbidden during the lesson. 20. No swearing or abusive behavior will be tolerated. 21. All Dojo fees to be paid on time.     Aikido Dojo Plan     During lessons the senior student will sit at the right (Seiza), and students from most senior to least     shall be seated towards the left.At the beginning and ending of lessons faces shall be turned to the     Kamizaya and the Sensei, and the bow shall be offered in that direction.The Sensei kneels  before     the Kamiza, bowes and takes bowes from the students. When Mokkuso “Breath control and     Meditation” is called, the body is towards the “Kamiza”.Sensei – rei (Bowing to the instructor) bows     with the face turned towards the students.
AIKIDOSAM 2018
Shoshin Aikido Stockport
1.  A standing bow is used when entering and exiting the training area of the dojo. 2.  Bow towards the shomen when entering and exiting the mat. 3.  Respect the training tools. The Gi (dojo clothes) must be clean and folded. The weapons      must be in good condition and at their places when not used. 4.  Never use another’s Gi or weapons. 5.  A few minutes before the lesson you must have warmed up and must be waiting at the      formal seating, meditating to clear your mind of the day’s problems. 6.  It is important to come to the lesson on time and attend the opening ceremony. If you could      not avoid being late, sit formally near the mat until the Sensei gives you a sign of permission.      Entering the mat, sit down silently and salute. 7. The only correct way to sit on the mat is seiza (formal seating). If you have a knee injury      or disability, you can sit cross-legged, but never sit stretching your legs, reclining or leaning your      back. 8.  Do not leave the mat other than in case of injury or sickness. 9.  Sit silently and carefully in the formal manner while the Sensei is demonstrating a technique      during the lesson. After the demonstration bow to the Sensei and a partner and immediately      start training. 10. When the end of a technique is indicated stop immediately, salute your partner and       get in a line with the other students. 11. Never remain idle on the tatami. You must be training or waiting for your turn in       seiza. 12. If you need to ask the Sensei a question, go up to him and bow him standing. Never call        the Sensei to your side. 13. While receiving personal instruction sit in seiza and watch carefully. Bow formally when the       Sensei has finished. If someone close to you is receiving instruction you may stop training and listen.       While observing sit in seiza and when finished bow formally 14. Respect those who are more experienced than you are. Never enter a discussion on the        technique. 15. Respect those who are less experienced than you are. Do not try to assert your thoughts       on them. 16 If you understand the movement and your partner does not, you may help them with the       technique. However, unless you have obtained permission to do so, never correct their mistakes       or give them instruction. 17. Minimise speaking on the tatami. Aikido is experience. 18, Finger and toenails must be trimmed. The feet must be clean. Shoes and slippers may       never be worn on the mat. 19. All kinds of accessories including rings and earrings are forbidden during the lesson. 20. No swearing or abusive behavior will be tolerated. 21. All Dojo fees to be paid on time.     Aikido Dojo Plan     During lessons the senior student will sit at the right (Seiza), and students from most senior to least     shall be seated towards the left.At the beginning and ending of lessons faces shall be turned to the     Kamizaya and the Sensei, and the bow shall be offered in that direction.The Sensei kneels  before     the Kamiza, bowes and takes bowes from the students. When Mokkuso “Breath control and     Meditation” is called, the body is towards the “Kamiza”.Sensei – rei (Bowing to the instructor) bows     with the face turned towards the students.
AIKIDOSAM 2018