The Right Attitude

Hours and Scheduling:

Please observe the training schedule you have chosen with your membership. In order for the School to maintain its flexibility in programs and operating hours, students must call:

  • To cancel or reschedule Private, Special Training or Sport Kids Programs.
  • To come at a normally unscheduled time.

Proper Attire:

Wearing a uniform is an important aspect of martial arts training. By wearing the same clothing, the doctor, housewife, construction worker, lawyer and college student give up their status and titles – coming together to focus on one thing: learning the martial arts. Here are the required uniform guidelines:

  • Traditional Black or White Karate Gi – Any other gi must be approved by Calasanz or your head instructor. The appropriate belt must be worn and properly tied at all times.
  • Wing Chun/Kickboxing Uniform – Black T-shirt, optional black sweatshirt, and black sweatpants bearing the Calasanz patch or insignia.
  • Belts – A student's rank is designated by the color of the belt worn as part of the student's uniform. This tells us that the student has achieved a certain level of proficiency in the martial arts. Belts must be worn at all times with a gi, or when participating in formal group classes. Otherwise, students are not required to wear their belts but must have them readily available at the School.

Use Common Sense and Common Courtesy When Training:

We tend to treat the people and things we respect with great care. Respect for the School, its instructors, equipment and fellow classmates should be self evident. If you arrive at the School for an open workout or before your formal class, and you have already had your first month of basic training, discipline yourself to go through your workout routine and basic techniques without having to be prompted or directed by your instructor. Avoid the question "what do I do now?" Start with your conditioning exercises. Afterwards, you may practice your forms (katas) or work on a particular technique that needs some practice. You may also ask a senior student or classmate to assist you with a particular technique or exercise which may be giving you difficulty. Individual practice and conditioning ensures that you get the most out of your formal class time and that you develop the discipline and maturity of a true martial artist.

If you have finished your class or workout, be considerate regarding the use of equipment. If the School is busy, limit your time on mats, ballet bars and wooden dummies so that other students have the opportunity to use these training aids.

Use of Training Equipment:

We ask that all students observe the following rules regarding use of mats, wooden dummies, and ballet bars in order to ensure that all students have an opportunity to use them:

  • On busy days, limit your use of mats, wooden dummies and ballet bars to fifteen (15) minutes per piece of equipment. If the School is not busy, feel free to spend as much time as you please.
  • Ankle weights must be used in accordance with the following guidelines:

If you are using three (3) pounds: two (2) days per week for thirty (30) minutes.

If you are using five (5) pounds: one (1) day per week for thirty (30) minutes.

Please put away any weights, mats or other training devices after using them. This is another form of respect for your School, your instructor, your classmates, and yourself.

The Boxing Ring:

The boxing ring is one the most expensive pieces of equipment in the School. Please refrain from consuming any liquids in the ring or placing any liquids or sharp objects on the ring itself.