Karate Licence form attachment at bottom of page

                                 Shukokai Karate Club Rules

1. Licences

(a)    All club members taking part in karate training must obtain a licence to practise Karate Do
        from the association representing the club and its members at national level.
        This must be done within a period of not more than 4 weeks from the date they commence training.

(b)   Members must ensure that they renew their licence on or before the expiry date each year.

2. Clothing

(a)   Club members must obtain and wear a karate suit within a period of 6 weeks of commencing training.

(b)   It is compulsory for senior members to wear club approved hand mitts during sparring.

(c)    It is optional for senior members and junior members to wear a groin guard, shin/instep guards and
        gum shields 

3. Hygiene and Safety

(a)    All members will ensure that their bodies and karate suits are clean before presenting themselves
        for training.

(b)   The wearing of rings, bracelets, watches, earrings and jewellery of any description is forbidden
        during training.

(c)    Fingers and toenails must be kept short.

(d)   The chewing of chewing gum whilst training is forbidden.

4. Etiquette

All members shall observe Dojo Etiquette and conduct themselves in a proper manner whilst in the Dojo
(see Dojo Etiquette)

5. Alcohol and Drugs

(a)    Members shall not bring or cause to be brought, intoxicating or alcoholic liquid or drugs of any kind
        into the dojo premises.

(b)   Any person under the influence of drink or drugs, shall, shall not present him / herself for training.

6. Suspension

The club shall have the right to suspend any member whom they consider guilty of misbehaviour, whether committed in the Dojo or outside of the Dojo until such times as the case is brought before the club for their consideration. Suspended members shall not be allowed to train at any Shukokai dojo.

Suspended members shall be given reasonable opportunity to furnish an explanation of their conduct either verbally or in writing before any further action is taken by the club.

7. Expulsion

The Club reserve the right to expel any member or members whose conduct they consider detrimental to the interest of the club.

8. Membership

(a)    Club membership renewal is due on the 1st September each year.

(b)   Any member who has not trained at the club for a period of 2 months will cease to be a member
       of the club.

9. Fees

(a)    Club fees will be paid on a weekly basis, unless otherwise agreed with the instructor.

(b)   No fees will be due owing to sickness, holidays or working commitments.

(c)   The club operates a pay as you train. There are no Direct Debits or Contracts.

10. Instructors / coaches

Anyone wishing to qualify as a Coach must go through the proper instructor’s syllabus, as laid down by the Scottish Karate Association and the Scottish Karate Governing Body.

11. Injuries

All injuries must be reported to the club coach and entered into the club accident book.

12. Gradings.

Gradings shall only be attempted when sufficient training has been completed. Kyu grades for senior members should be attempted at least twice a year.


13. Juniors

(a)    Are not allowed kick, punch or strike to the face, throat or groin.

(b)   When free sparring, control must be exercised at all times.

(c)    Control is when a technique is stopped 6 inches from the body.

(d)   Bullying of any form will not be allowed whether inside or out with the club.

(e)   No Football colours are to be worn under karate jackets.


14. Seniors
When sparring seniors must observe the rules of the World Karate Federation.


15. General

No one shall leave the dojo without the Coaches permission whilst the class is in progress.


16. Alterations and Amendments

The club reserve the right to make such alterations and / or amendments to the club rules, as they consider necessary for the efficient running of the club.

Scottish Karate Association Licence application form.