The Importance of Being on Time

The Importance of Being on Time

Dear Students

Please revisit this blog about uniforms and bowing for valuable information going forward, and learning an art and a discipline such as taiji.

Also remember, if you are learning, then in the spirit of learning anything, a certain code of conduct is expected. Arriving to my classes on time is one of them.

I have noticed that the aspect of time tends to be overlooked. In some arts such as karate, if you are late for your class, you would enter the dojo and kneel at the back of the room, and wait until the teacher acknowledges you.

It may be 5 minutes, it may be 15 minutes, or 40 minutes. In other words it can work both ways. If the teacher feels you are genuine in your heart, he will be genuine with his teachings toward you. This however does not mean that one can or should continue to arrive late.

Lateness and the wearing of inappropriate clothing is a form of being rude and ill-disciplined. It shows a lack of respect. It is not what one would do at a wedding, or a funeral, or any other occasion which we do not want to take for granted.

It shows that you think you can catch up or do what you have missed at a later day. It is being unaware , not mindful. Remember, tomorrow also does not exist. If we are mindful, we should have this realization.

Lateness also disrupts the other students who are trying hard in the classes. It distracts them. Being late sets a bad example that others can also have the excuse to follow. It disrupts the teacher’s flow. Being late can become a habit without realizing it.

While on the subject of identification, discipline and co-operation , please read our “credo” too!

Dear Students Please revisit this blog about uniforms and bowing for valuable information going forward, and learning an art and a discipline such as taiji. Also remember, if you are learning, then in the spirit of learning anything, a certain code of conduct is expected. Arriving to my classes on time is one of them. I …

Code of Conduct at Mings Martial Arts Academy

Code of Conduct at Mings Martial Arts Academy

Conduct Code

  • Dress appropriately in Ming’s uniform.
  • When entering or leaving class , or commencing a class please take note of the gesture of acknowledgement of bowing and respect.
  • Use the appropriate term “sifu / sensei (karate)” when addressing the teacher.
  • Show respect for one another, and welcome new students by introducing yourself.
  • Being late for class is considered a lack of respect.
  • Advanced just means that the student has more insight into the art. Be humble.
  • Only certified instructors may teach the art so as to propagate authenticity.
  • Do not abuse your martial knowledge.
  • Payments to be made in advance. 3 months in advance allows for a discounted rate. However if payments are made late then it does not allow for the discounted rate.

 

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CONTACT DETAILS

For more info on this Code of Conduct and tai chi and karate in general, contact your Sifu Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468

Conduct Code Dress appropriately in Ming’s uniform. When entering or leaving class , or commencing a class please take note of the gesture of acknowledgement of bowing and respect. Use the appropriate term “sifu / sensei (karate)” when addressing the teacher. Show respect for one another, and welcome new students by introducing yourself. Being late …

Our Venue for Karate Lessons in Parkview, Johannesburg

Our Venue for Karate Lessons in Parkview, Johannesburg

We offer Kobujutsu Karate lessons at both Parkview Junior School and at Parkview Senior School

Lessons at Parkview Junior School are held inside the school hall, with lots of natural light from high windows and ample fresh air. The hall has more than enough space to allow kids to run around and do their workouts.

At Parkview Senior School, lessons are held inside the wooden floored school hall. There is plenty of space for running and workouts. Lots of natural light because of the floor to ceiling windows, adds an uplifting vibe. This makes a great dojo to train in.

Toilets and change rooms are available at both venues.

Karate Class Times:

Fridays

Venue: Parkview Junior School, Ennis Road, Parkview

13:15 to 14:00 (beginners class for Age 5 to 8 years)
13:45 to 14:30 (Age 8 years and up)

Venue: Parkview Senior School, Dunkeld Avenue, Parkview

15:15 -16:00 (Age 8 years and up)

Amenities:

  • Both outdoor and indoor facilities, to accommodate all weather conditions
  • Clean bathrooms and change rooms
  • Secure parking and security

Address:

Parkview Junior School
Ennis Road,
Parkview
Parkview Senior Primary School
Dunkeld Avenue,
Parkview

For more info contact your Sifu, Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468.

We offer Kobujutsu Karate lessons at both Parkview Junior School and at Parkview Senior School Lessons at Parkview Junior School are held inside the school hall, with lots of natural light from high windows and ample fresh air. The hall has more than enough space to allow kids to run around and do their workouts. …

Our Venue for Karate Lessons in Midrand, Johannesburg

Our Venue for Karate Lessons in Midrand, Johannesburg

In the school grounds of Sagewood School we hold our Kobujutsu Karate lessons. The lessons are in the school hall.  With lots of natural light from the large windows, it makes it a pleasant place to teach and be taught.

There is secure parking through the boom gates and it is conveniently located just 8 minutes from the Olifantsfontein turn off (next to the Protea Hotel) of the M1 Highway to Pretoria.

Karate Class Times:

Mondays
14:30 to 15:15 (beginners class for Age 5 to 8 years)
15:30 to 16:15 (Age 8 years and up)

Amenities:

  • Both outdoor and indoor facilities, to accommodate all weather conditions
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Secure parking and security

Address:

Sagewood School

Sagewood Avenue,
Noordwyk,
Midrand

For more info contact your Sifu, Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468.

In the school grounds of Sagewood School we hold our Kobujutsu Karate lessons. The lessons are in the school hall.  With lots of natural light from the large windows, it makes it a pleasant place to teach and be taught. There is secure parking through the boom gates and it is conveniently located just 8 …

Our Venue for Tai Chi and Karate Lessons in Parkview, Johannesburg

Our Venue for Tai Chi and Karate Lessons in Parkview, Johannesburg

Learn tai chi in Johannesburg under the Oak TreeThe beautiful school grounds of Parktown Girls High in Parkview, with many old, large trees, is the venue for our tai chi and karate classes.

Three times a week, we enjoy the quiet of the school after the students have left for the day.

In summer we have tai chi lessons on the grass field, under the shade of the big Oak Tree, and karate in the Studio.

You can hear the birds chirping and a few cicadas singing as the sun sets and breeze rustles the leaves of the trees.

In winter or when it rains all classes are held in the Dance Studio, with glass windows all around, looking into the trees.

Venue in ParktownTai Chi Class Times:

Tuesday
18:15 – 19:00 (beginners tai chi class)
19:00 – 19:45 tai chi (intermediate tai chi class)

Thursday
17:30 – 18:15 (beginners)
18:45 – 19:30 (intermediate tai chi class)
19:30 – 20:15 (advanced tai chi class)

Saturday
7:45-8:30 (advanced tai chi class)
Tai Chi and Karate classes8:30 – 9:15 (beginners tai chi class)

Karate Class Times:

Tuesday
17:30 – 18:15 (beginners karate class)

Thursday
18:15 – 18:45 (mixed levels karate class)

Amenities:

  • Both outdoor and indoor facilities, to accommodate all weather conditions
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Secure parking and security

Address:

Parktown High School
Tyrone Avenue
Parkview, Johannesburg

For more info contact your Sifu, Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468.

The beautiful school grounds of Parktown Girls High in Parkview, with many old, large trees, is the venue for our tai chi and karate classes. Three times a week, we enjoy the quiet of the school after the students have left for the day. In summer we have tai chi lessons on the grass field, …