Class times

Thursday evenings

 

Juniors: (All levels, aged 7 - 14 yrs approx)

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Adults and Juniors (Green belt and above)

7:15pm - 7:45pm

Adults: (All levels, 15 yrs approx and above, depending on size and experience)

7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Location 
Contact

The Dojo

Ashlyns School

Chesham Road,

Berkhamsted,

HP4 3AH

 

Free parking on site

 

Sensei John Foster

info@ashridgekarate.co.uk

 

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Dojo etiquette

Training session opening ceremony
Dojo communication

Shugo

Ki o tsuke

Seiza

Mokuso

Mokuso yame

Shomen ni

Rei

Sensei ni

Rei

Shomen ni

Kiritsu

Line up (phonetically ‘shho-go’)

Stand to attention (phonetically ‘kee-ut-skay’)

Kneel (phonetically ‘say-zah’)

Meditate (phonetically ‘mok-so’)

Finish meditating

Face the front of the dojo (phonetically ‘sho-men nee’)

Bow (phonetically ‘ray’)

Face your teacher

Bow and say aloud Onegaishimasu meaning please teach me (phonetically ‘on-ee-guy-shim-ass’)

Face the front of the dojo

Stand up (phonetically ‘kee-ree-tsoo’)

Arigato Gozaimashita

Kiai

Hai

Hajime

Onegaishimasu

Osu

Shugo

Wakari masu ka?

Wakari masu

Wakari masen

Yame

Yoi

Thank you for teaching me

Focusing shout

Yes

Begin

Please teach me

Yes / no / general

Line up

Do you understand?

I understand

I don't understand

Stop

Ready

Training session closing ceremony

Shugo

Ki o tsuke

Seiza

Mokuso

Mokuso yame

Shomen ni

Rei

Sensei ni

Rei

Otagai ni

Rei

Shomen ni

Kiritsu

Leaving the dojo

Japanese Grammar

Line up

Stand to attention

Kneel

Meditate

Finish meditating

Face the front of the dojo

Bow

Face your teacher

Bow and say aloud Arigato Gozaimashita meaning thank you (phonetically ‘ary-gato goz-aye-mahsh-tah’)

Face your partner

Bow and say aloud Arigato Gozaimashita

Face the front of the dojo

Stand up and bow.

At the end of a lesson, it is not necessary to wait and leave the dojo in order of rank. But if you do meet at the exit, it is just a matter of courtesy to allow the senior to go first.

You will sometimes hear people say ‘arigato gozaimashito’ (with a ‘tah’ at the end) or ‘arigato gozaimasu’ (without the ‘tah’). It is just a case of thanking someone in the future or past tense. ‘Arigato gozaimashita’ is used at the end of the lesson to thank the Sensei for the lesson just given. ‘Arigato gozaimasu’ would be used at the start of the lesson to thank the Sensei for the lesson they are about to give.