These are the Club Rules, Please try and obey them when you are practicing Judo
A Durham University Judo Club Member has RESPECT for himself and others, has good SPORTSMANSHIP so is therefore fair and unselfish and has the INTEGRITY to conduct themselves lawfully.
- Good Moral Character.
- Though judo is an individual competition sport the club is a team and we are here to train responsibly with each other to grow and develop as judo players together.
- Be punctual where possible. Irregular attendance hinders learning and progression
- Good conduct of yourself and consideration of others to ensure safety when on the mat.
- Good behaviour
- Have respect and give complete attention to sensei when he/she is teaching
- Show respect for others
- As part of the club you should respect our culture of giving and receiving coaching to and from peers.
- Do not leave the mat without permission from the instructor except for illness
- Food and drink are not permitted on the mat
- Abide to the courtesy of bowing where appropriate, at all times
- Stop all activity immediately upon the command “Matte”
- Clean bodies (Shower before coming onto the mat if necessary)
- Clean Hands
- Clean, short and blunt nails
- Clean Feet
- Bring zori (flip-flops) to the dojo so that feet do not bring on dirt and sock fluff on to the mat.
- Do not step off the mat without anything on your feet.
- Clean and neat hair
- Clean and neat clothing
- Students without a Judogi should wear:
- Loose fitting, durable (may get stretched or damaged), long-sleeved shirt.
- Loose fitting trousers (not jeans) with no zips.
- All jewellery/wrist bands should be removed. Glasses may be worn whilst bring instructed.
- No items should be left in pockets.
- Students with a Judogi:
- Blue or white judo suit
- No rips, tears or permanent marks.
- Women can wear a plain white t-shirt (not low-cut). And a sports bra would be recommended.
- The wearing of undershirts and leggings for men in subject to the sensei. It is advisedthat men wear sports underwear to avoid tearing/damage of the material.
- Courtesy – (Bowing is like a handshake)
You should bow:
- When entering and leaving the dojo
- When stepping on and off the mat
- At the beginning and end of classes
- Before and after practice with a partner
- Before and after contest
- Before and after receiving promotions and awards
- Any time that you want to say ‘thank you’