School Rules & Principles

Treat others the way you’d want to be treated.

Do the things you know you should do, without being told, for the sake of improving yourself.

Conduct yourself appropriately for each situation, not allowing others to control or manipulate you or your emotions.

Bowing, Kneeling & Showing Respect

Bowing is a sign of respect, similar to a handshake, which we perform as a common courtesy when practicing with each, and when entering and leaving the dojo. We also bow when starting a class to show respect to our instructors, our flag, and Great Grandmaster Villari.  We kneel towards the front of dojo when tying our belts before class as a sign of respect for the hard work we’ve put into earning it.