USA

Aims

Kyudokan dojo students study under the direction of Sensei Andy Dominey.

The essence of the Kyudokan is to study the many levels of karate contained within Goju.

A structured syllabus is used to help develop students, offering an understanding of the importance of the traditional ways of Goju.

When the students have reached a level beyond the basic requirements, they are encouraged to look deeper into their own study.

Bunkai, kata, and kumite evolve into more than just traditional form.
‚ÄčIn addition to the scheduled classes, we also offer private lessons, please contact us for more information.

Dojo Etiquette

The following are not rules. They are merely in place to demonstrate respect for your teacher and fellow students. However, all students are respectfully asked to adhere to the etiquette of the dojo.
  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class to allow for time to change etc.
  • Please remove all shoes and socks before entering the dojo
  • Bow as you enter and leave the dojo - face inwards, hands by your sides and bow slowly and respectfully
  • On entering the dojo with a lesson in progress, kneel inside the door until directed to join the class by the instructor, bowing first before commencing training
  • Whenever possible, a clean, white Gi should be worn
  • Only females may wear a plain, white undershirt beneath the Gi
  • Until directed to line up, the class should perform basic warm up exercises so as to make most of their training time
  • All students must at all times endeavor to train earnestly and with the correct attitude
  • The instructor should be address as 'Sensei' at all times
  • In accordance with tradition, "Hai" should be used to indicate an affirmative