Etiquette and Guidelines for Students

Dojo etiquette is based on the traditions of the Japanese martial arts and may not be familiar to beginning students.  If you are unsure of what constitutes proper etiquette in a particular situation, try to observe a senior student.  If you still have questions, ask the instructor or a senior student after class.



Bowing is a symbol of respect and gratitude for the art, your instructors and your fellow students.  Both standing and seated bows are performed frequently and are appropriate on the following occasions:

During Class

General Etiquette

Aikido Multnomah Aikikai        Portland, Oregon