13.There are no acceptable excuses in the Dojo. An instructor may to forgive a failure, but is not obligated to do so. This, however, is a carte blanche for instructors to abuse their privilege either. Students should perform as requested/demanded or drop from the exhaustion of trying.
14.During floor ex, when in either 1st or last row, Kiap when you get to the wall to let your instructor know you've run out of space. Always kiap when going into stances, during palpako and deeroh dohrat. If you are too close to the person in front of you in line, then you should take a few steps back to be able to throw technique safely.
15.Kyu grades are not allowed to make club policy decisions collectively or independently. Always seek approval before making any changes or "improvements". Feel free to volunteer your assistance in club duties. Show your appreciation by actions and deeds, not lip service.
16.When students attend class in street clothes to watch, it is customary to stand on the side and bow in and out with the rest of the class (if there during this part of class). It never hurts to show respect. When dan(s) are in street clothes, they may assist with white and yellow (level 1 & 2) belt classes if they are invited to do so by the class instructor. Dan ranks in street clothes should never assist (or comment from the sidelines) with any advanced classes. Remember there is only instructor per class.
17.Learn to stand with good posture and hold yourself with pride. Pull your shoulders back, hold your head up, and let your arms hang naturally at your sides. Do not fidget, cross arms in front of your chest, or place hands on hips. these are a form of body language that imply a closed, resistive attitude (arms at sides represents an open mind and good attitude).
18.When the instructor is late for class, the highest ranking person present should begin the class ( or they may appoint someone else if appropriate)(green belt and above only). The class should be turned over to the instructor upon their arrival. It is important to be punctual and to set good examples. We must uphold the rules ourselves that we expect our students to comply with.
19.Advanced (instructor) grades attending levels 1 & 2 classes (white & yellow) should focus their attention on the beginners' needs. They should not work on their own techniques/skills requirements but rather should devote their time and energy to improving the skills of the individuals in the lower level classes (for ex. Kata & sparring should be practiced on one's own class time).
20.Students are encouraged to attend all available seminars and special work-outs These are arranged for the students benefit and take considerable planning. Please be courteous and attend if at all possible. Some are free & others cost a small fee to cover the expenses involved. These are valuable learning experiences & students should take advantage of people's expertise.