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6 of the rules of Aikido
Rules of conduct in the dojo (gymnasium)
Rules of conduct for spectators
6 Of The Rules Of Aikido

If you come to the dojo (gymnasium) on their own, with a specific purpose - that you are expected to determine the appropriate behavior.
Adhere to the principle - not to deny anyone who wants to engage in Aikido, and not to try to return of those who no longer attend.
When a student is permitted to start classes, he passes the severe study, and although it is not limited by certain obligations, he receives a significantly heavier burden that he must bear, because he agreed to do it on their own - and only this kind of study needed to master Aikido !

These rules were formulated by O-Sensei in 1935 year.

1.One time Aikido able to kill a man. Therefore, during training, fully follow the instructions of the instructor. Don't turn exercise into unnecessary power test.
2.Aikido is an art in which one learns to repel several attacks at the same time. This art requires you polished, skillful execution of each movement so you can, if necessary, to reflect not only one attack, but all the others, however many there are.
3.Do Aikido with a sense of fun and joyful mood.
4.What you will learn, is only a small part. Mastering each movement will depend entirely on how you train diligently. Through constant training you will gain experience, and with it the opportunity to learn the secrets of mastery.
5.Training begins with light and smooth movements and, although then the intensity increases, does not need to apply much force.
6.The goal of Aikido is to train the mind, spirit and body, improving the best qualities. Knowledge is transmitted from teacher to student in person, and you cannot teach them to random people able to use Aikido with bad intentions.

Don't be content with what you have learned in the Dojo ( gymnasium). You must meditate, experiment with what has already been learned, and to develop it further. You must train in accordance with their physical condition and age.
Aikido should not be used for the demonstration of his ego.

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Rules of conduct in the dojo (gymnasium)

1.Each student must participate in the creation of an enabling environment of harmony and respect.
2.Respect to O Sensei and his teaching, which inherits and transmits the Sensei (instructor). Show respect to the dojo, training equipment and to each other.
3.The class is opened and closed in compliance with the established ceremony. It is important to arrive on time and to take part in this ceremony. Late arrivals should wait beside the mat until the instructor will give a signal that allows you to join the class. Approaching the mat should bow in position seidza (sitting). What matters is that in doing so you do not interfere with classes.
4.When you log on the Mat or leaving the Mat, bow in the direction of tokonoma or the portrait of O-Sensei.
5.A few minutes before the start of classes should sit with observance of the established rules in his place. These few minutes are necessary to free your mind from the problems of the day and prepare for the practice.
6.Sitting on the mat should be in position seidza. In case of injury can strike a pose with legs crossed. It is forbidden to sit with legs extended, or leaning on a wall.
7.Leave a tatami is allowed only with the permission of the instructor.
8.During the demonstration equipment should sit in the posture seidza, carefully and quietly to observe the instructor. After the command "to go " (Hajime) - must bow to the instructor, then to the partner, and as quickly as possible to begin to implement the technology.
9.After the signal the end equipment (yame, mate) should stop immediately, bow to your partner and quickly sit in a row with other students in a posture seidza.
10.It is forbidden to stand on the tatami. You should practice, or, if necessary, to sit in the proper posture, waiting for their turn.
11.If it is imperative to ask a question to the instructor, go to him and bow down (never beckons him to her).
12.Getting in the classroom personal instructions, you should sit in the posture seidza and carefully observe the instructor. Bow to him when he finishes.
13.Calmly and respectfully, without arguing, you should listen to and take into account the comment of the senior students.
14.Knowledge is given to the student, not the client.
15.Cleaning the dojo is the duty of the disciples. Tatami should be washed before classes and after they ended. Everyone is obliged to keep the dojo clean.
16.Reduce conversations on the Mat to an absolute minimum. Aikido is the practice.
17.Don't beat around the tatami before and after school. This space belongs to the students who wish to train. For communication in the dojo there are other places.
18.Do not use kimono (keikogi) and weapons that belongs to someone else.
19.During class you should not have any decorations.
20.Timely contributions is the responsibility of the students. You humbly Express my gratitude for the opportunity to study at the dojo.
21.You're here for practice. Do not impose your views on others. Don't ask questions, the answers to which you will receive over time, persistently practicing.
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Rules of conduct for spectators

1.It is forbidden to enter the hall without the permission of the instructor.
2.It is prohibited to enter the gym, on the tatami in the Shoe.
3.It is prohibited to talk on a cell phone, eating, drinking and Smoking in the classroom.
4.It is forbidden to speak with anyone, if he is on the tatami.
5.It is forbidden to talk and walk around the Mat, when the instructor demonstrates the technique or gives an explanation.
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