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Dojo Etiquette



Sil Lum Kenpo Ryu is an Art of Self Defense and should only be used as a last resort in accordance with the Kenpo Creed as authored by Grand Master Ed Parker.  Sil Lum Kenpo Ryu reserves the right to dismiss any student who misuses the art and discredits himself and the system.  Decisions on these matters are solely decided by the Founder of the system Sensei Daniel Hamilton.


General Rules of Etiquette



Always bow when entering or exiting the dojo.  This is a sign of respect for your place of training.

Always bow when entering or exiting the sparring area.

Alway bow to your “Training Partner” before and after your training period.

When bowing to a senior ranking individual always prepare to bow but allow the senior to bow first.

To show respect for your rank and effort required to achieve it, you should Kneel when tying your Obi.

When a black belt kneels to tie their obi in the Dojo area, all lower ranking student should kneel until the
black belt has finished.  You should stand after they are standing again.  (it is common for the next
highest ranking student in class to yell “FRONT!” to call attention to the class that they should kneel)

General Rules:

Do not attempt to teach unless you are a certified instructor.

When addressing a Grandmaster, Master, or Sensei, you should address them by
their title Followed by their Sir Name.

At all times a student must exhibit control mentally and physically.  Unacceptable behavior
will not be tolerated.  This applies to outside of the Dojo.  If you dishonor the system, you will be

it is disrespect-able to disrupt the class with excessive commenting or any level of foolishness.
Such horseplay or joking will not be tolerated.



Never consider yourself taught unless the information came from an instructor.

When sparring students must wear all protective gear.

If a student losses their temper while sparring, they will be asked to remove their belt and kneel
with their back toward the other student.  They should remain there until instructed otherwise.

Make every effort to pay your dues on time.


Your uniform should always meet required standards in regards to patching and color.

No jewelry should be worn during workouts.  These can injure your partner or yourself.


Sil Lum Kenpo Ryu Federation