How to tie you Karate Belt.
A bow is a sign of respect. Always execute a standing bow when entering and leaving the dojo. if you are in the dojo, and Sensei Gina or another black belt enters the dojo, the senior kyu (color belt) will call out, "Sensei ni mawate" (turn toward Sensei), followed by "Sensei ni rei." All students will then come to attention an bow.
Always address BLACK BELTS, 9showing respect for their rank) and ADULTS, (showing respect for their age), with Yes Sir/ Ma'am and "No Sir/ Ma'am."
YOUR GI (uniform) is a symbol of the way you feel about yourself and karate. It should always be kept clean and in good condition. You should only wear your gi in the dojo, or perhaps in transit to the dojo; you should never wear your obi (belt) outside of the dojo. It is a symbol of your achievements, and should be treated with respect. IT SHOULD NEVER FALL TO THE FLOOR OR BE WASHED.
When lining up to begin class, black belts will line up in parallel lines by dan (black belt) ranks. All kyu ranks will form a line behind and parallel to the shodan (black belt) line. Kyu ranks should line up from right to left in kyu order, starting with 1st degree brown belts, and descending to white belts. Once students are in line, the senior instructor will either initiate formal kneeling bows (seiza) or informal standing bows (tachi rei).