RESPECT is at the core of our martial arts training program and is required and expected of all who participate therein.
- Students must be respectful of others at all times.
- Students must address higher ranking students/instructors using the term Mr., Mrs., or Miss as appropriate.
- Students must strive to be on time when attending classes.
- Shoes will not be allowed on dojo floor unless by special permission.
- Students entering dojo must bow before entering workout floor and before leaving workout floor.
- Students attending class should be in uniform with belts properly tied.
- Students should not bring gum or candy onto the workout floor.
- Students are responsible for removing any water bottles, drinking cups or other personal items used by them during their class times before they leave the premises.
- Each class time will begin with a call to attention, the bow in and a time of prayer.
- Students attending Lion & Lamb Karate Kids LLC must understand that the school is operated according to Christian principles. While it is not necessary to be a Christian in order to attend the school, it is important that those who participate understand and respect that Christian principles guide the operation of this school.
- All students will be required to wear white uniforms until they reach the rank of 6th kyu or green belt. Students achieving this rank have the opportunity to wear a solid black uniform from green belt to black belt if they chose to do so.
- Students will be required to keep their uniforms clean and be properly attired, including appropriate belt, when attending classes.
- Students who are not properly attired will not be allowed to attend class unless permission is obtained from the instructor in charge of class at the time. Students not properly attired when attending classes will not be allowed to take part in any rank test, receive tabs, incentive patches or promotions.
- Students who take a prolonged absence from classes (for a period of six months or more) may be required remain at the level of the last belt earned or to even restart at beginner level until competency of the necessary material is demonstrated, and the student becomes updated and current on the required material.
- Students who have achieved the rank of black belt (Shodan) or higher may wear a uniform of one of the following colors: All white, all black or white top with black pants.
- All Black Belts must conduct themselves in a manner that will exemplify the principles of discipline, honor, respect and self control. These are the cornerstones of every martial artist, especially Black Belts.
- All Black Belts must remember that they are in leadership roles and must strive to be positive role models for each other and especially for lower ranked students.
- All Black Belts will be required to help "under belts" whenever possible. Black belts should understand and remember that it is by helping others that we often learn where we need to improve ourselves. By teaching, we also learn.
Students must never speak in a disparaging or negative way of or to other students or individuals. Always respect!
Any student who uses their self defense or combat skills to bully or intimidate others will be disciplined by one of the following methods: Depending upon the severity of the 1st offense the student or students involved will either be suspended from class for an appropriate amount of time or dismissed from the school. If such an incident occurs a second time the student or students involved will be dismissed from the school in addition to any other actions that may be necessary to correct the problem.
All students must strive to conduct themselves in a manner that will bring honor to themselves and to their school at all times.
Students who fail to comply with the code of conduct set forth in this document may be subject to disciplinary action or dismissal from the school.
Students should be able to recite the first four principles (building blocks) & the four foundations of the Heion Shin Budo system before being allowed to test for their rank promotion.
- The first four principles are: Discipline, Self control, Respect for authority and Respect for others.
- The four foundations are: Discipline, Honor, Respect and Perseverance.
Each student should be able to answer the following question, "what is the meaning of TRUE strength?” The answer is: TRUE strength shows itself through kindness, compassion & consideration for others, especially for those in need.
Students must understand that they are representatives of Lion & Lamb Karate Kids and of the Heion Shin Budo system whether on school property or somewhere else. Students must remember that they are responsible for complying with the first four principles of the Heion Shin Budo system (discipline, self control, respect for authority and respect for others) both on and off of school property. Failure to comply with this code may result in disciplinary action or dismissal from the school.