Correctly apply the label helps to gather strength and stimulate our attention, patience, perseverance, courage and humility and other qualities and values necessary for the study of this discipline and life in general.
- if one forgets this spirit, we become people without values and the spirit of Aikido is completely lost. “Gozo Shioda“
Towards all partners of training, the instructor and the room where the perform the training (Dojo).
The greeting is a gesture that is repeated in the Aikido practice.
It is a gesture of gratitude to our colleague to the instructor and to the practice room.
Greeting the partner before and after training. Greeting the instructor when we clarify a doubt. Greeting whenever we enter and get out of the mat.
At the beginning and end of each classe, we will respect the school protocol, Sempai (student / practitioner oldest) to the right of the row, and kohai (student / practitioner latest or new) to the left of the row.
When the instructor stops the class to make an explanation, quickly go sit in seiza (kneeling). In this case, we have not to place as the order docketed in start and end of the class. We’ll leave the zoris (shoes) well placed and ordered at the entrance of the mat.
Always will dress the Dogui (kimono) clean and in good condition.
The nails of the hands and feet, clean and well cut, to prevent accidents.
Endeavor to reach the dojo a few minutes before the start of the class, sitting in seiza (kneeling), wait for the start of training.
Try not to leave the mat during the entire workout so we can maintain and focus concentration all the time. If for some reason we have to leave, ask permission from the instructor.
Relation Sempai – Kohai
Sempai, called the “big brother”, who started their training before self.
We’ll appreciate and thank every time they give us an advice for our evolution. The sempai always give example of good behavior and courtesy to keep the good spirit in the dojo. Kohai, called the “little brother”. All sempai shall endeavor to teach and take care for kohai, to ensure a good attitude and harmony in the dojo.
The term Ossu
The literal translation is “perseverance under pressure.”
It is a widely used term in the School.
We use this term to; thanking an advice, turn to the instructor, say hello, say goodbye, apologize …
Ossus helps to show gratitude, humility, patience, goodwill and sincerity.
This term, in Japan, is normally used for men.
During training, we will be careful in order to feel the limits of our partners and not hurt them.
We will be carefull also with the limits of the mat, columns, walls, …
Members, shal respect the practice room and maintained “the Spirit” that reigns in the Dojo.