Safety in the dojo

Your safety comes first.

We all have lives to get back to after training, and there is no need to take unnecessary risks during training. Consistency is key to improvement, so we want to keep you injury free as much as possible so that you can achieve your best.

Here are some of the ways that North Sydney Shotokan Karate is looking out for your (or your child’s) safety in the dojo; 

  • Prior to the commencement of class, the Instructor does a walk around the dojo to check the floors are clear of obstructions, or hazards, such as water or sharp objects etc. The PCYC is a shared community facility, so it’s important there are no trip/slip hazards.
  • First aid kit is available at every class and the Instructors maintain First Aid qualifications. 
  • Instructors have Working with Children Clearance.
  • Instructors attend multiple training seminars every year and keeps up to date on the latest training methods and techniques.
  • Jiyu Kumite (free sparring) training is done with the minimum requirement of World Karate Federation (WKF) approved mitts and mouth guards. 
  • Only high quality equipment is used to aid training, such as impact pads, focus mitts etc and is replaced at such time when it is deemed as no longer fit for purpose.
  • Instructors will not leave the dojo until all children have been collected by their parents. Parents are encouraged to come into the dojo and pick up their children, and are always welcome to come and watch the training session.




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