Notice To Prospective Students

Notice To Prospective Students

This notice has been assembled to inform prospective new students (and parents for children under 13) about several facts involved with the study of Ryukyu Kenpo Full Contact.

Reality doesn't live up to the fantasy. Few students anticipate the intensity of the effort and commitment. Realize that proficiency is not easily attained; and those who promise otherwise are lying. Kenpo Kobujutsu skills are no more quickly attained than playing a musical instrument or any other physical skill. There is a vast amount of knowledge for both mind and body to absorb, requiring time, patience, and endurance.

Student Obligations

  1. Uniforms must be clean and free from odor. T-shirts and belts must be worn with the uniforms at all classes and school functions.
  2. For the purpose of safety, students are expected to wear authorized footwear, only for use in the Dojo, clean and in good repair, with socks. No sandals, leather shoes, or boots will be allowed. No bare or sock covered feet, either. Cups and supporters are mandatory wear for all classes; group and private.
  3. Students are expected to purchase the current weapon they are learning to use in their lessons or are learning at a Seminar.
  4. The Pledge of Honor is to be memorized; and the student is required to be able to recite it on demand.
  5. Do not Show or demonstrate anything to outsiders who "wish to see something" unless specifically requested to do so by an Instructor.
  6. This is your Dojo. Treat it with respect; return equipment to its place after use, keep the dojo (and the locker area) neat and help clean it, even when not requested.
  7. Requirements for Testing include: Updated notebook, appropriate weapon(s), testing fee and full uniform.