"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.
"Dont call the teacher sensei or master"
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.
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...
Originally Posted by Phrost
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.
Originally Posted by kxfour
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.
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.
- 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
To quote Mr. Horse, "No sir, I don't like it."
Originally Posted by kxfour
Not over zealous, but just zealous enough. 病気の粗悪品
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!
1. Don't be a dick
2. Don't hit harder then you can take
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