- As a spectator you must never enter a competition area or interfere in a karate class.
- Don’t force an unwilling child to take part in karate lessons/competitions.
- Encourage your child always to behave, show correct etiquette and abide by the rules.
- Young people are involved in organized karate for their enjoyment – not yours.
- Teach your child to treat everyone equally and sensitively regardless of their gender, ethnic origin or cultural background.
- Never ridicule or shout at your child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
- Teach your child that effort, etiquette and spirit are as important as victory, so that the result of each competition is accepted without undue disappointment.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal, physical and racist abuse from any Karate Group.
- Turn defeat into victory by helping young people towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
- Remember that young people learn best by example.
- Don’t question publicly the judgment of competition officials and never their honesty.
- Recognize the value and importance of volunteer instructors and administrators – they give their time, energy and resources to provide recreational activities for your child.
- Insist on fair and disciplined behaviour – don’t tolerate cheating or foul language.
- Remember the students are training and competing for their enjoyment not yours.
- No spectators, on any account, may enter a training area/competition area unless authorized to do so.
- Be on your best behavior at all times. Don’t use foul, language or harass competitors, instructors or competition officials.
- Verbal abuse of students, instructors or officials is not acceptable in any shape or form.
- Acknowledge good technical skills, spirit and etiquette from all students and competitors.
- Condemn the use of malicious violence aimed at injuring an opponent.
- Don’t ridicule students who make mistakes.
- At competitions, show respect for opponents and officials. Without them there would be no competition.
Don’t overemphasize the importance of winning
- Treat everyone equally and sensitively regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation.
- Know and abide by the rules of ISKF Karate Group, including competition rules.
- Accept the decisions of competition officials without question or complaint (let your club instructor ask the necessary questions) and avoid words or actions which may mislead a Competition Official.
- Respect your instructors and competition officials at all times.
- Exercise self-control at all times and don’t use illegal or dangerous tactics/techniques.
- Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during training.
- Learn to accept success and failure, victory and defeat with humility and dignity respectively and without excessive emotional displays.
- Treat your fellow students, instructors and competition officials with respect and consideration at all times – treat them, as you yourself would like to be treated.
- Don’t use foul, language at any time.
- Try to be a role model for junior karateka and acknowledge the good techniques shown by other students.
- Student must be aware of the competition area, and never lay on the floor near the performance.
- Remember that the aim of karate is to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
- At the end of a competition applaud and thank your opponents and the competition officials.