1. Attendance is crucial for your success in learning the art.  Lateness will result in loss of needed hours.


  2. Jujitsu meets 3 times per week. Check Schedule for class dates and hours

  3. Check e-mail for class cancellation on days of inclement weather or contact your club president.

  4. If you are a member of the Ju-Jitsu club you are permitted to attend any classes sponsored by the club at the University.

  5. You must have your class log sheet signed by a black belt. Log sheets will be handed in at the beginning of each class. You will pick them up signed after class. This is a way for us to keep track of your attendance and progress.

  6. Hours may be made up by participating in other club activities. Demonstrations, seminars,and extra class time with upper belts are also recommended.

  7. If you cannot attend a scheduled class please let someone know so we don't look for you.

  8. Uniform: All students must own a Judo Gi. If you already have a gi you may use that one.

  9. Appropriate attire, long pants for all and crew neck T-shirt for females.

  10. Protective equipment, is available to use during class.  ie. knee pads, elbow pads, shin pads, joint supports etc. may be worn as necessary, and a mouth piece is required for certain activities. (Males: groin protection is suggested for your protection.)

  11. It is preferred that all upper belts wear some kind of knee support under knee pads during class

  12. We request that you do not ware jewelry. If an item such as an earring cannot be removed, it should be taped for protection against injury. Necklaces may be worn but is not recommended as they may be caught and broken. Wear all jewelry at your own risk.

  13. Equipment can be ordered through Hanshi Donna. It is usually ordered once during each semester

  14. Always bow when entering and leaving the dojo, going on and off of the mats, to your partner, etc.

  15. Always bow when you are spoken to or given instruction by black belts.

  16. Turn around and kneel when fixing your uniform.

  17. Respect your upper belts.

  18. Inform a black belt when you are leaving the room.

  19. Do not talk during instruction or in formal bow in and bow out.

  20. Sit appropriately, Anza or Seiza.

First Class

  1. Promotion

    1. You must have all requirements completed.

    2. Requirements include: all techniques for your rank, hours, test (written if applicable), all promotion forms

    3. Renshi will send you the belt test via e-mail. Please check the web site for due dates.

    4. Renshi must also agree that you are ready for your promotion.

  2. Course materials

    1. Visit the web site for updates, downloads, schedule, and roster:

    2. Download required sheets from the Internet and place them in a binder.

    3. Please print and fill out waiver forms (randori, media, ) and return them to Sensei Donna 

    4. Be sure to read the class bulletin board for rules and upcoming events.

    5. Books, tapes, and other material/equipment may be borrowed from Renshi Donna for one weeks at a time. You are required to  sign them out. Any item lost will be replaced by you. Promotions will be put on hold until all Maru property is returned each semester. Do not lend borrowed items to anyone else. Even a student. Do not give and item to another student to return for you. You are responsible for any items you borrow.

  3. Tips

    1. If you have a question, ASK!

    2. Don't push yourself to keep up with the upper belts during drills (perfection, not speed)

    3. Do not resist techniques. 'You can be seriously hurt if you do not learn to trust your teachers.

    4. If you are injured, let a black belt know immediately.

    5. Be mindful of your surroundings, especially mirrors and other students. Be aware of mat safety. There is a hard floor at the end of the mat. Keep your partner and yourself on the mats.

    6. Check your email and the update page for important information!

  4. Other

    1. First aid supplies are in the closet on top of the lockers. Please let Renshi Donna know when the supplies are low.

    2. You must belong to the AJA, fees due in December.

    3. Other costs: Promotion, books, staffs, uniform

    4. Look out for upcoming Demos, tournaments, and seminars. Hours may be accumulated at these events.

    5. Remember, we are a club: Support your club by coming to class, getting new members and attending demos and tournaments

Ask someone if you have any questions!



First Class Reminders

Positive attitude  is important in anything you do in life. It will help you succeed and be more satisfied with your accomplishments. It will also help you succeed in studying the martial art of Ju-Jitsu, regardless of what your personal goals in the art may be.

Your attitude is a significant factor in evaluating you for a promotion. Your attitude makes up an important part of test score on the Green through Purple Belt exams. For higher ranks, demonstrating a proper & positive attitude is a prerequisite for being considered for promotion.

Your sensei will be looking at you & your attitude in many different ways. The list below will give you a good idea of some of things you do that will illustrate a proper & positive attitude. You do not need to excel in all of the areas indicated. However, the more areas you can be measured in the better, fairer, and more complete your evaluation can be.

  • Learns and follows all dojo rules.

  • Starts to learn proper etiquette in dealing with upper ranks.

  • Keeps self clean & wear clean clothing or gi to class. (Required: Long pants for all and a crew neck T-shirt for females, nothing low cut.)

  • Understands and practices the rules of the dojo.

  • Is honorable to oneself.

  • Understands that there is no excuse for not doing your best and pushing your best to it limits.


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