BEWARE! Effectively immediately, we will hold regular shinai checks at the start of class. Anyone whose shinai does not pass muster will not be allowed to participate in class. Instead you will spend the duration of class repairing all of the spare dojo-shinai, fixing your own shinai at home.
So! Before each class, make sure that:
- … there are no splinters.
- … there are no other defects.
- … the tsuru is tight.
- … the nakayui is tight and cannot move freely.
Remember that we’re not doing this to annoy or pester you, these rules are for everyone’s safety!
Last saturday’s performance was disgraceful, with ~70% of the attending students needing to repair their shinai.