Rules and Regulations

  1. Respectfully greet the Master Instructor, the black belts and your senior students when entering the Dojang, and bid them goodbye when leaving - with you feet together and your hands at your sides.
  2. Students are expected to be on time for the class.  If you arrive late, change into you uniform and wait at the Dojang door until it is convenient to ask the instructor for permission to enter.  The bow and enter.
  3. The Do Bock must be kept clean at all times.  Never throw uniforms or belts on the floor.
  4. Modesty is a sign of a true martial artist.  The Do Bock and belt are not to be worn outside of the Dojang except for demonstrations or practice and should be treated with respect as a symbol of Tae Kwon Do.
  5. Shoes must never be worn during practice.  Keep finger and toe nails clipped short and clean to avoid injury.
  6. Never smoke, eat or chew gum during class time or in the Dojang.  Smoking is not permitted in the Dojang.
  7. Jewelry is not to be worn during practice.
  8. Upon entering or leaving the Dojang, all students and instructors, regardless of their dress, shall acknowledge the flags by bowing.  The bow is a personal reminder of respect and shows humility.
  9. At the beginning of class, student will line up according to rank and seniority.  The instructor will then have the class bow to the flags, bow to him/herself, and bow to the senior instructor that is present.
  10. When the Master or senior instructor enters the Dojang, the instructor or highest ranking member in class should call the class to attention, direct the class to face the Master and to bow, then should ask for instructions.
  11. All instructors of any rank are to be addressed as Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Miss as appropriate regardless of age or rank.  Students are never to call the instructors by their first name.
  12. When addressed by an Instructor, the student should reply with, "Yes Sir or Ma'am" or other appropriate responses.  Lower rank may not command or advise higher rank.
  13. When a student must leave the Dojang during training, he or she should ask the instructor for permission to leave class.  If possible, request permission to leave early before the class begins.
  14. Restrict talking during practice.  Pay strict attention.
  15. Students must exercise control in expressing anger, self-criticism, or commenting about another student.  A respectful voice should be used at all times and profanity will not be allowed.  Swearing is a sign of anger and displays poor self-control.
  16. While seated on the floor, students should keep a proper posture - legs should be crossed, the back kept straight, and the hands should rest on the knees.
  17. When a class is completed the students should line up by rank and seniority.  The instructor will have the class bow to the flags and to the Senior Instructor and then dismiss the class.
  18. The only activities allowed in the Dojang before and after class will be stretching exercises and practice of forms.
  19. Never spar without the permission or supervision of your instructor.
  20. Use your training for self-defense only and when really necessary - avoid confrontations.  Techniques are not to be demonstrated to non-students and conversations with others about your training should be avoided.
  21. Everyone must help to keep the Dojang and all other areas clean.  The Dojang should be like your home and should be treated with the same respect and care.