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Bushido Ryu is a Martial Art built on tradition and the principle of respect for the instructor, the student and the training environment as a whole. Bushido Ryu Association sets out the following guidelines for all members of the Association (instructors, students, officials and spectators) for your information.




  • All members must take responsibility in ensuring they are up to date with the rules, understand and adhere to them.

  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.

  • Members should recognise the valuable contribution made by instructors, coaches and officials who are usually volunteers. They give their time and resources to provide support and direction to all who participate in Kempo Do and Bushido Ryu.

  • All members must respect officials and accept their decisions.

  • All members should be a positive role model, treat other students and officials with the same level of respect you would expect to be shown to you.

  • Use correct and proper language at all times.

  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their instructors, coach or team manager if they are going to be late.

  • Members must wear suitable attire for training sessions and competition events, as agreed with the coach/team manager.

  • Members must pay any fees for training or competition events promptly.

  • Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated.

  • Encourage everyone to enjoy sport and understand that people have different motivations for taking part.




  • The instructor must show respect to his/her students ensuring that training is carried out in a safe and informative manner and that the student understands the techniques demonstrated are to be used in the class (dojo), and not outside.

  • The student must show respect to the instructor and follow instructions given to them.

  • The student must show respect for fellow students and when required assist younger/junior students by showing encouragement and in setting an example by displaying consistently high standards of behaviour. Younger/junior students may look to you as a role model or mentor.



  • Students must arrive with the correct frame of mind to train and learn, cooperating with the instructor and fellow students.


  • Students must attend training with a clean and pressed Gi for all training sessions. Exceptions to the wearing of a Gi are permitted when participating in sport karate, stamina or kumite classes. A clean and pressed club T-shirt is acceptable along with Gi bottoms or other suitable attire. It is important that students check with the instructor or coach, should there be any doubt regarding correct attire for such activities prior to participating.

  • Toenails and fingernails should be short and clean, and long hair should be tied back so as not to impede the student in any way.

  • False nails must not be worn, make-up must be kept to a minimum.

  • Jewellery is not permitted and must be removed prior to entering the dojo or training hall.



Bushido Ryu clubs and Association work hard to increase their reputation and success within the Martial world. There are no exceptions and with continued hard work and regular training by students and instructors, Bushido Ryu's good reputation builds. This also applies when attending external events, such as competitions, seminars, courses, training camps, squad sessions etc.


  • Students must wear the appropriate Association track-suit and Association badge for these events, specifically in competition and have the appropriate Gi and equipment ready to use on the day.

  • Personal conduct is very important at these events and the students must ensure they comply with the following:


  • be polite and respectful.

  • display consistently high standards of behaviour.

  • learn and follow the competition rules on the day.

  • cooperate with the instructor, team mates and opponents.

  • recognise and applaud all good performance.

  • be a good sport – win with modesty, lose with dignity.

  • thank officials and opponents after competition.

  • Above all enjoy yourself



Issues that arise between fellow students must be resolved amicably, firstly on a one to one basis, where this is not achievable then the students must bring this to the attention of the instructor or coach. Physical or verbal abuse by any student or instructor / coach for that matter, at any level, is not acceptable, where such instance occur the following procedures must be complied with.


  • bring any incidences of this type to the attention of the instructor (or association official) so that a resolution for all can be found.


Outside activities:

The Bushido Ryu  association and clubs operate in a way that promotes respect and proper values. Bushido Ryu Instructors will consider the wellbeing and interests of all students and they in turn will show the same respect. The Instructors cannot control what goes on outside the clubs or association, however, it is important that;


  • Students must conduct themselves in a proper manner, reflecting the fact that they are Bushido Ryu students and hold its values as an important part of their lives.


Governing Body:

  • You will follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body (EKF).

  • You shall not commit a doping offence in accordance with the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) code.

  • You will not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or discriminate against any other person on the ground of gender, race, disability, age, religious or political belief, sexual orientation, social background, ethnic origin, language, marital or civil partnership or pregnancy.


Your responsibilities:

Member of the Association who fall short of these expectations or who are involved in unacceptable behaviour which may bring the Association or its member clubs into disrepute can expect to have their membership status reviewed and sanctions may be applied (including suspension and expulsion).



To support the reputation of your student athlete, the Association and its member clubs, spectators are requested to:


  • Be on your best behaviour. Do not use profane language or harass, physically or verbally, students, instructors, officials – referees and judges, opponents or other spectators.

  • Applaud and cheer all good performance by your own student athletes and opponent athletes.

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