Dojorules

In addition to the pure physical activity and exercise in Iaido a school of the right manners is included. These dojo rules form basically. It is about ensuring a good living while practicing together.

01_ Time
Coming on time and constant training are the basis for a successful training. It may be possible to organize 2 hours a week..

02_ Gear
It bears a well-maintained and properly dressed Iaidogi. The equipment must be checked before training and should be used only in best condition. Savety first.

03_ Reigi
The dojo is entered with a bow and leaved so too. Inner and outer condition of Iaidoka is maintained and reserved. During training, we dispensed with watches, bracelets, jewelry and exaggerated appearance. Long hair is tied back.

04_ Zanshin
During training concentrated practice is important. Speaking and cell phone ringing disturbs the concentration of others and diverts attention from their own. Constant motivation is a prerequisite for successful participation in exercise.

05_ Disciplin
The hall should not be left during the training time to avoid unrest. In exceptional cases the Iaidoka have to notify the trainer and tells the reason why he must leave the hall.

06_ Sangha
All club members should support their endeavor in Iaido and motivate mutually. Understanding and friendship compensate the hardship of exercising.

07_ Senpai
Older students are role models, as human and in kata. Should the coach have to cancel a class, automatically assumes the highest graduates attends the management of the training and the responsibility for order in the dojo.

Senpai-Kohai
Senpai (jap. 先輩) is japanese term for soneone, who stayed longern in dojo as oneself. This takes precedence over age.

The Senpai-Kōhai relationship is an application of the Five Classics (五经, Wǔjīng) and the Confucian vision. It entrusts the Senpai with the task of guiding the Kōhai, as if under siblings, to protect him if necessary and to take care of his well-being. He provides orientation and advice to newcomers, serves as a role model and takes responsibility for his or her kōhai. A kōhai can expect his senpai to pay if he drinks together (unfortunately only in Japan …). The Kōhai can rely on the help of the senpais, to whom he shows respect and a certain obedience. In sports clubs, for example – also in traditional working groups (e.g. Iaido, Kendo) at universities – kōhai do the clean-up work, which the senpai delegate to them.

08_ Visitors
Spectators and interested individuals are welcome (please login). You can take on the hall benches or the floor space. During training, the guests have to behave calmly.

09_ Equipment
Equipment such as (sword) bags, or bokken swords are not stored on the hall floor and are safer on the edge of the dojo.

10_ Respect
Each Iaidoka behaves so that he confirms the reputation of Iaido. He tries to spread the positive experience of training outside.