The Judo Code

The British Judo Association
The Judo Code

Fairplay – be a good sport, encourage equality, don’t stand for bullying.

Respect – show good manners to your Coach and each other, always be polite, follow judo etiquette in the dojo – bow when you go onto and leave the mat, bow to your Coach at the beginning and the end of the session, bow to your partner at the start and end of each practice.

Hygiene – pay attention to personal cleanliness, keep fingernails short and clean, wear clean clothing, no footwear on the mat, wear zori (flip flops) off the mat.

Self-discipline – work hard, listen to instructions, be punctual, don’t miss lessons.

Friendship – be a good friend, welcome newcomers, be helpful and kind.

Judo is a sport for life. Follow the judo code and show the spirit of judo in everything you do.