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    "Don't be a dick" is generally the only real rule we have.

    And if you have more than that, your school is probably bullshido.

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    "Dont call the teacher sensei or master"

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    Don't call anyone sifu/senesei/whatever. It's firstnames or nicknames only.
    Don't dish out what you can't handle.
    Cut your toenails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    "Don't be a dick" is generally the only real rule we have.

    And if you have more than that, your school is probably bullshido.
    That's how our school started. I'm having real trouble finding a good school in our area, but i'm looking. My teacher (who i'm having sort of a falling out with - he's a wing chung teacher, please no comments we have a wing chung hate thread that i'm contributing to right now in the your art sucks forum) only teaches there, although I wish I could encourage him to teach elsewhere...

    Btw for the person who asked what equipment that was - I mean fundamental stuff like hand bags for the thai guys, gloves, any practice weapons, etc.

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    ARGUMENTUM AD LATINUM DICTIONAIRUM Join us... or die
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    Quote Originally Posted by kxfour
    Btw for the person who asked what equipment that was - I mean fundamental stuff like hand bags for the thai guys, gloves, any practice weapons, etc.
    That is what I suspected. Unless your school is really having problems making rent and food, this suggests the priority is $$ rather than training.

    One place I train at has the Original Rules which were Amended:

    • 1. Don't hurt Sensei!
      2. Don't break your toys.


    The first is sort of a "joke" since the teacher can break anyone, but it is a reminder for realism. Do not "cheap shot." What I mean by that is if I "square off" with someone and tell them we are doing "light sparring" and then try to kill him, I am being an asshole thinking I am "t3h d34dly." Had I been honest with the "rules" I might get my ass handed to me. So people should not misunderstand their ability to "break rules" in sparring--light or full contact--as actual fighting ability.

    The second is an extension of that. If you abuse students--they may abuse you back!--but you also have no one to train with--"no toys." In the whole debate about what level of sparing one should engage in, the bottom line remains if you injure someone--or get injured yourself--such that you cannot train . . . what have you got? Sure, accidents happen, but people have to be reasonable.

    After a particular student started training, an Amendment was made:

    • 3. Don't smell worse than Sensei!


    Anyways, sorry to read you are having problems with your school. It is a shame these things happen.

    --J.D.

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    I've never had anyone tell me any rules.

    But these are my rules that I live by.

    1) wash your gi
    2) dont be a dick
    3) if the guy wont tap on leg locks, just give em up. No point in hurting a guy in training.
    4) Dont hit harder then you want to get hit back.
    5) Dont attack undue attention to yourself, you might become the demonstration dummy.

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    - Wear your mouthguard
    - Keep your chin tucked
    - Communicate with your training partner
    - Don't strike your partner harder then you want to be struck back

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    Quote Originally Posted by kxfour
    Fine fine, they have now stated that you must pay to "rent" equipment in the shop during each class (previously all equipment was usable by students freely within the shop - thats what it was there for) and now they require all students agree in writing not to buy any equipment or gear anywhere other than the shop.
    To quote Mr. Horse, "No sir, I don't like it."

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    Not over zealous, but just zealous enough. 病気の粗悪品

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    This sounds like a McDojo to me.:qright1:
    People often tell me that I fail to see the gravity of the situation.
    I see the gravity, and I say...

    Step right up folks and watch me defy gravity!

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    Bullshido's Greatest Ninja staff
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    1. Don't be a dick
    2. Don't hit harder then you can take
    Last edited by plasma; 5/01/2006 2:27pm at .

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