The essence of Taiko is not only looked upon as the skillful playing of percussion instruments, but as the discipline of mind and body in the spirit of complete respect and unity among the drummers.
1. Bow upon entering and exiting the Dojo. It is a show of respect, humility and self-discipline. 2. Arrive a few minutes early to help set up and prepare the Dojo. It is important not to arrive late to any practice. Tardiness is not good Taiko behavior. If you have a problem with getting to practices/classes on time, please discuss reason with Instructors and/or other members of the group. 3. Always show respect for Instructors, Leaders, and other members of the group. 4. Jewelry is inappropriate attire in the Dojo. Please refrain from wearing any rings, watches, necklaces, bracelets, etc. 5. No gum chewing is allowed. 6. When a Teacher or Instructor (or any other member) is speaking or showing an example, do not talk, drum or make any other extra noise. Listen and learn from what is being said or demonstrated. You will benefit from paying attention. 7. Think before asking questions. Try to learn by observing senior members.