Class Regulations


  • Please be on time. Most classes are only 55 minutes.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes.
  • Please remove street shoes before entering the dojo.
  • You can wear a tabi/indoor footwear in class. Barefeet is also acceptable.
  • Earplugs are recommended for class participants and observers. (available for sale on the first day of class)
  • No gum chewing, smoking, eating, or drinking (except water) in class.
  • For safety reasons, please refrain from wearing jewelry adornment, except for religious or medical purposes.
  • Bring taiko sticks (bachi) to class every week.
  • Have respect for the art form, teacher (sensei), each other, the dojo (place we practice in), and the instruments.
  • If you must miss a class, call a classmate and find out what took place.
  • Class will begin with a traditional greeting (“yoroshiku onegai shimasu”) and bow.
  • Class will end with a traditional parting (“arigatoo gozaimashita”) and bow.
  • As must as possible, do warm-up exercises and stretching before AND after class.
  • Students will be requested to help set up instruments (first class of the day) and put away instruments (last class of the day).
  • Please refrain from unnecessary talking during class. Time for questions will be provided at the end of class.
  • Students are free to audiotape record any part of the lesson however, DO NOT let the tape recording affect our concentration in class.
  • No video taping without prior permission from the instructor.
  • Relax, have fun, and be patient with yourself! It takes time and effort!