A tentative schedule of events for the annual Rohai Dojo Kata Tournament is now available; click here. Also, if you don’t have a copy of the original flyer with the address and phone number for Rohai Dojo, go to our earlier post to download a copy.

The tournament will begin at approximately 10:00 am, with brown and black belt adults competing first. All competitors should arrive in time to warm up and watch the early divisions compete. Some off-street parking is available, but the lot will probably fill up fast.

Please observe good etiquette when visiting another dojo! Bow upon entering, and immediately remove your shoes and place them in the shoe rack. Please refrain from touching or playing with equipment you may see around the dojo.

Rohai Dojo has a mat area that is available to competitors to warm up and practice quietly while events are proceeding on the floor. This area is for practice only, and not for play. Only competitors – no visitors, spectators or other family members – are allowed on the mats.

Kids, please make sure your parents, brothers and sisters all know about proper behavior in a dojo. It might be a good idea to have a discussion with them over dinner tonight, and make sure to answer all their questions. If you’re not sure about something, submit the question here!

It looks like we’ll have a pretty good turnout from Redwood Dojo. Good luck, everyone! I look forward to seeing you all do your best.


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