Karate Midtown West : How to treat Sensei in karate ?
Karate Midtown West Master Igor Dyachenko



Karate Midtown West : Igor Dyachenko’s knowledge



Karate Midtown West : The classes in Karate City are an opportunity for training not only the body but the mind and spirit. Following this principle, we teach the philosophy of the sport. All of our students learn respect and discipline as well as the moves of karate. These rules also apply to how to treat the Sensei.


Sensei and student interactions


When your child attends classes at Karate City, you will notice that your child will bow to the Sensei. Sensei translates to the one who has gone before. This means that the instructor has been working and learning karate for longer. 


The bow is a sign of respect, gratitude, and humility. The gratitude aspect of the bow is two-fold. Firstly the student shows appreciation for the time the Sensei has given to learning the martial art. Secondly, the bow shows thanks for the time the instructor is now sharing to pass their knowledge on.


While in class and at the dojo, your child will:


  • Be respectful to the instructor
  • Listen to instructions
  • Not leave class without permission
  • Treat all other students respectfully
  • Ask questions when appropriate


The traditional sensei/student relationship is one of high reverence and unquestioning trust. These principles are still applicable somewhat. However, in Karate City, we use the most modern techniques to teach the sport. We encourage students to ask questions to help them learn. Although the proper rules of dojo etiquette apply, a curious mind helps to engage the child in learning.


Training at Karate City


In our dojo, students will be respectful of each other and the instructors. The rules of the dojo become a natural part of behavior. Repetition and training will instill the values and ethics of karate. We create an environment in our school that encourages learning and teamwork.


The Sensei will guide your child through the many aspects of karate. As they learn, they naturally adopt the right way to approach the instructor. Some movements may seem inconsequential, but everything has meaning in the dojo. As your child learns the meaning behind each action, they become more mindful. Karate Midtown West