|Aikido||Alec Corper Sensei||27 January 10:00-13:00||€10|
|Aikido||Alec Corper Sensei||3 March 10:00-13:00||€10|
|Aikido||Alec Corper Sensei||21 April 10:00-13:00||€10|
We are located at:
Van Ostadestraat 155HS,
1073 TK Amsterdam
Students are required to become members of the respective organization (Shinkendo or Aikido). Members are fully entitled to the rights and privileges contained therein. Membership is as much a privilege as it is a responsibility - in your actions and deeds you represent the school.
The goal of budo (martial arts) is to develop and harmonize the mind and body. Practice needs to include an experiential study of philosophical principles alongside physical abilities. Although the former may seem less tangible, they are an indivisible aspect of a student’s training.
The true practitioner of budo aspires to interact and contribute harmoniously with society and the natural environment. In other words, training in budo should enhance one’s personal growth, while simultaneously influencing the surrounding world. If these basic principles of budo should be neglected, and only matters of individual achievement and strength are sought after, then true budo cannot be experienced.
- Students need to notify the instructor of any physical problems.
- Tuition fees are due on the first day of the month.
- Students need to inform the dojo of absences of one week or more.
- Students need to be on time or provide advanced notice that they will not be.
- Avoid eating or drinking within one hour before class.
- Never come to training while drunk or intoxicated.
- Show equal respect for upper as well as lower rank training partners.
- To show respect for our training space and for ourselves, the dojo should be cleaned before every class.
- Take initiative to help lower ranks whenever possible.
- Wash your Keikogi (uniform) often.
- Students with long hair should keep their hair braided or neatly tied back.
- Students should keep their nails trimmed (to avoid injury) and feet clean.
- Leave mobile phones outside the dojo or turned off and in your bag when they must come in with you.
- If possible, remove all jewelry (necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, etc.) before entering the dojo.
- Remove your shoes before stepping on to the mat.
- Remember to bow when entering and leaving the training floor.
- Always bow to your partner before starting to practice with them.
- When practicing keep speaking to a minimum.
- Don’t leave the training floor without permission from the instructor in charge.
- Direct questions and comments to instructors only at proper times during class.
- The dojo is a place of learning. In order to make good progression, techniques also need to be practiced at home.
If you are unsure of what to do in a particular situation, ask a senior student, or simply follow your senior’s lead.
Although there seem to be many forms of etiquette to remember, they will come naturally as you continue to train. Please do not be resentful if you are corrected on a point of etiquette, for each one is important for your safety and for the learning experience.