Liikan Jitsu Club and the Liikan style
maintain a strict dress code for training purposes for safety and
practical purpose, whether training in the dojo or
Hygiene is paramount at all times.
Do not wear any
rings, ear rings or other jewellery during training. It is dangerous to
your training partners and yourself.
Do not chew gum during training, nor eat or drink on
Always wipe the soles of your feet before stepping
onto the mat.
Ensure that your finger and toe nails are kept short,
clean for the same safety and hygiene reasons.
Training clothes should be clean, as should you be.
There is nothing worse than training with a dirty, stinky training
partner. Worse still is the risk of infections from even small
wounds incurred from long or sharp dirty finger and toe nails.
To Start training:
To start you need
a tracksuit or college trousers and shirt with long sleeves but no zips or strings
if possible. T-shirts are also acceptable, though, you should
be aware that mat burns are more likely on exposed skin.
Do not wear any rings, ear rings or other jewellery during
training. It is dangerous to your training partners and yourself.
To Continue training:
Kyusho Study Group
Kyusho Study group does not require any special
clothing except to observe the general hygiene and other safety
requirements already mentioned. Students may wear the training
outfits of their respective styles if they prefer, or ideally a
white polo shirt with a Kyusho badge along with suitable (elasticated
waist) training trousers.
The club uniform consists of a
white Polo shirt with club badges worn under a light-weight white Judo Gi (suit).
We wear black gymnastics slippers or though clean
bare feet are also acceptable.
style badges must be correctly worn
on the polo or T-shirts (juniors).
We use a light weight suit, as it is
cooler and cheaper, but still strong enough for our general
A Judo Gi is made of softer material
than other suits to minimise friction injuries on the fingers during
training. Karate Gi's and so-called 'Ju Jutsu Gi's' are not suitable.
A White Polo shirt is often worn without the Judo Gi during
hard specialist / fitness exercises such as warm-ups, Kickboxing exercises,
& also summer outdoor training sessions. Otherwise the full Judo Gi
must be worn. Grappling style training requires the
use of judo suites for both practical and safety reasons.
The training suit
used is a white Judo Gi and trousers. We recommend
Most female students have to wear something underneath
the Judo Gi for the sake of
modesty, so all male students are also required to do so to create
equal training conditions.
Polo shirts are prefered to
T-shirts as these are made of stronger material to withstand the
stresses of training, similar to a Judo Gi, and are much smarter anyway.
equipment will be needed as the student progresses to various grade
levels and these will be informed when necessary. Unfortunately, we do
not have storage facilities for general club equipment.
New Recruits do not need any other equipment except
their own reasonable good health and a healthy attitude (respect)
towards training, the club and its other members.
If need be, we supply some basic equipment to help
out with large groups of novices on starter courses.
All students are required to bring the equipment
required for their grade level with them to each training session.
students (Grades) that turn up without the equipment pertinent to their
grade level will probably not be able to participate in any training that requires
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