Jita-kyoei (mutual prosperity for self and others) is one of the founding principals of Judo. Bishops Stortford Judokwai's rules are based on this principle and on the ethical values in the Judo Code.
Safety & Hygiene
- Never leave the mat or dojo without receiving permission from the coaches.
- Report all injuries to the coaches immediately; when arriving at class with an injury, the coaches must be notified prior to the start of class.
- Be responsible for your own safety and that of others.
- Shoes are never to be worn on the mat; slides should be worn anytime you are off the mat.
- Food, drink or chewing gum is not allowed on the mat.
- Water bottles are permitted in designated area at mat-side; water bottles should have water or electrolyte drinks only.
- Never come to class under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Judogi must be clean and in good repair, no holes or tears; white or blue judogi only, no split kits.
- Body, hands and feet must be clean.
- Finger and toenails must be trimmed short.
- Long hair must be tied back and make-up removed.
- Jewellery, watches, hair clips or any other hard object must not be worn during class.
- Drink spills are to be cleaned immediately; rubbish must be placed in the bins.
- Blood spills must be cleaned up immediately using proper procedures and materials.
- Bow when entering/leaving the dojo or mat, at the opening/closing of class and to your partners before/after each practice.
- Arrive at class prepared and on time; if you know you will be absent or late notify your coaches as soon as possible.
- If you are late to class, wait for a coach to give you permission to join the class.
- Show respect to your coaches and partners at all times.
- Keep quiet, never talk while the instruction is taking place or while in line-up, stand or knee/sit still and correctly.
- Seek to help each other and be courteous. New students and visitors should always have a partner to work with.
- Demonstrate self control; excessive aggression, offensive language and disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.
- Be honest; train hard and strive to never miss practice.
- Show courage; always try and never use the word 'can’t'.
- Endeavour to always support club activities.
Behaviour At Events
- Behave in a manner that will bring respect and honour to yourself and Bishops Stortford Judokwai.
- Arrive on time wearing your club kit, inform your coaches if you are going to be late.
- Make sure you bring everything you need; BJA licence, judogi, belts, slides, first-aid kit, strapping tape, food and plenty to drink.
- Ensure your judogi meets the rules of the event, fits correctly, is clean and in good condition and be proud to wear the club badge.
- Respect the officials and publicly accept their decisions.
- Respect your coaches and make sure you give your absolute best.
- Respect your opponents; ensure you bow correctly before and after each match.
- Display modesty; be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
- Support your club mates; cheer at all times and be available as warm-up partners.
- Use correct and proper language at all times.
- Do no smoke, consume alcohol or drugs.
- Any club member who starts or encourages an altercation between others will be asked to leave the club.
Behaviour At Other Clubs
- Uphold the standards of Bishops Stortford Judokwai at all times.
- Introduce yourself and ask permission from the coach to participate in class before changing into your kit.
- Ensure you pay the fees and follow the rules/regulations of the club you are visiting.
- Be attentive and never argue or disagree with the way techniques are taught.
- Always thank the club members you worked with for practicing with you and the coaches for allowing you to participate.
Revised: 1st November 2017