Student Etiquette

We take great pride in our school and the quality of student we produce. We have designed these guidelines to help you get the most out of your training. You are expected to maintain the following standards of conduct in class

Respect & Courtesy

Showing respect and courtesy to others is our standard of behavior whether on or off the training floor. The more you give, the more you get. While training, you should always show respect and courtesy to all other students and instructors. While at home, you are expected to be respectful and courteous to your family as well. During class, your patience will be tested; don’t lose it. Always maintain self-control, discipline and respect.


Be dressed in appropriate attire to practice. Personal hygiene is a must. Fingernails and toenails must be kept short and clean. Remember the “4 C’s”:

  1. Clean Body – Good personal hygiene.
  2. Clean Mind – Think no evil thoughts.
  3. Clean Heart – Keep your intentions pure.
  4. Clean Spirit – Be sincere in your actions.

Attendance & Practice at Home

  1. Within your first year, we expect you to make at least 80% of your classes.
  2. Our goal is to get you to execute with speed and power without having to think about it. That won’t happen without your focused effort and practice at home


Take your training seriously. Have fun, but give 100% effort in everything you do. When you are in class, be in an appropriate mindset to practice. Remember the reason(s) you are here.

The following behaviors will result in disciplinary action:

  1. Use of foul or abusive language in class.
  2. The use of tobacco or alcoholic beverages products prior to, or during class.
  3. The use, transport, or possession of any illegal drug or substance in or out of class.
  4. Any kind of intimidation, abuse or harassment of any individual in or out of class.
  5. Physical damage or theft of personal belongings in the training area.
  6. Other conduct which the instructor may deem inappropriate (see the X rule below)

Discipline may come in the form of one or more of the following:

  1. Verbal warning – student will be reminded that behavior is not acceptable.
  2. Physical punishment – extra pushups, sit-ups, squat kicks, etc.
  3. Temporary removal from class – the instructor may have them sit out for a time or have them go home for the night.
  4. Suspension from class – student must leave and will not be allowed to return without instructor approval.
  5. Permanent removal from class – student must leave and will not be welcome to continue training.

Personal Appearance

The Chi-Tu Do student should be clean and neat at all times. The uniform should be clean and neat, patches neatly sewn on, belt hung evenly, hands and feet clean, finger and toe nails always neatly trimmed and clean. Men’s facial hair (mustache/beard/etc.) is to be kept neat and trimmed. Long hair is to be securely pulled back away from the eyes. No watches or other jewelry will be worn during practice (with the exceptions of a wedding ring and/or a medical ID). At the beginning of class the instructor may perform an inspection of the students to insure cleanliness and safety.

Training Area Appearance

The training area should always be neat and clean. This means that upon arriving for class if there is set up or clean up to be done, each student should automatically assume it upon himself or herself to get it done. Your help here demonstrates leadership and pride in your school

General Protocol

  • Christian Martial Artists should never forget that they primarily represent their Lord, Jesus Christ, then their family and their school and instructor.
  • Each Christian Martial Artist should exhibit self-control both inside and outside of their training area.
  • Always, and in all things “Do all to the glory of Jesus Christ.” Yield your heart unto Him and be disciplined to a strong personal devotional life of reading your Bible, and seeking to genuinely walk with God.