Guidelines & Rules

Children shall greet their parents with “Hi, Mom! Hi, Dad!” when they enter the house and tell their parents” good-bye’ when they leave. They should also tell their parents where they are going.

Children will always be respectful of their parents, teachers or elders, and always answer when spoken to.

Children will be kind to their brothers and sisters

Children will keep the household neat and clean

Children will clean their hair, body and teeth daily

Children will not interrupt adult’s conversations

Children shall follow this program for straight A’s daily:
- When you come home from school open the refrigerator and have a glass of milk or juice
- Open your book to review what you studied today
- Do your homework
-Preview what you will study tomorrow

Children who do not obey their parents cheerfully may be reduced in rank or be held back from testing.

Students must comply with the following at all times:

Students must bow to greet their Sabumnim (Master Instructor), instructors, and fellow students. Always return a bow when someone bows to you.

Always address instructors and black belts as "sir" or "ma'am". Use "Mister" or "Miss" when addressing them by name.

Always address your Master Instructor as "Kwan Jang Nim" (Grandmaster Kim) or "Sabumnim" (Master Justin) or "Sir", never by name.

Never leave class without permission.

You must kneel down on the edge of the mat and wait for instructor permission before entering any class that is in progress.

Never interfere with or disturb classes in progress.

Students must be in uniform (clean & white) in order to participate in classes, tests and belt ceremonies.

No shoes are allowed on the mats at any time.

Shoes belong in the shoe rack. All other personal items must be left in the changing rooms during class.
We strongly recommend that you do not leave any valuable items in the changing rooms. Leave them at home or purchase a luggage lock to keep on your duffel bag.

Maintain personal cleanliness (bathe regularly, use deodorant, etc.)

No food or drink is allowed on the training floor and no chewing gum is allowed at all.

Remove all jewelry & watches before class.

Long hair should be tied back before class.

Students shall be courteous and respectful of others at all times.

Inappropriate or disruptive language is strictly prohibited.

Horseplay is not allowed at any time in the Dojang.

Students should notify instructors of any injuries prior to the beginning of class.

Students should notify instructors immediately if they sustain an injury during class.

Students should keep the Dojang and its surroundings as clean as possible.

Advanced students should help guide the lower belts by exemplifying proper behavior at all times.

Never demonstrate or teach Taekwondo to anyone outside the Dojang without instructor permission.

Participation in any martial arts tournament without Kwan Jang Nim’s permission is strictly prohibited.

Practicing Taekwondo at home is encouraged as long as you stay within the boundaries of what you have been taught at the Dojang. Children should have permission from parents to practice at home.
Never experiment with new techniques or techniques above your belt rank.

Do not engender ill feelings or rivalry with students of other schools or anyone within our Dojang.

Your Dojang is a place of discipline. It must always be treated with the respect worthy of a place of great honor.

PARENTS & GUESTS - Thank you for your compliance with the following rules:

No shoes are allowed on the mats at any time.

All cell phones, & electronic devices must be kept on silent.

Please do not bring food into the Dojang.

Once you enter the school, you must remain silent while class is being conducted.

Please address the Master Instructor as "Kwan Jang Nim" or "Master Kim", not by first name. Please address all other instructors as "Sir" or "Ma'am", or use "Mister" and "Miss" when addressing them by name.

Parents and guests are not allowed to speak to the instructors or the students during class time.

Only students and instructors are allowed on the training floor during class.

Guest restrooms are located in the front left corner of the main classroom (north side). (Please remove your shoes to get to the restrooms.)

Parents and guests should not be in the changing rooms or the restrooms in the back hallway.

Please keep the Dojang clean.

Please visit the office for Taekwondo & business related issues only.

Small children, although welcome, must remain quiet enough not to disrupt classes.

Please keep the floors and walkways clear and free of debris.

Please have children wait for rides inside the Dojang. Come to the main door to pick them up.

Please do not block parking lot traffic when dropping off or picking up students. If your child is not ready, please find a parking space and walk to the door.

Please leave the disabled parking spaces for those who legitimately need them at all times.

Please follow the directions on the map below to drive through our parking lot (north Dojang).

"We commit ourselves to mental and physical discipline,
to be friends with one another and to develop strength within our group.
We shall never fight to achieve selfish goals.
To develop wisdom and character are our ultimate commitments.


We have often wondered what it means to have a Tae Kwon Do Dojang (school). When searching for such a thought, the first thing to know about the Dojang is it's your home. It is special place where you share your time and thoughts with others as a family. A family founded on respect and mutual friendship. The Dojang is far more than a place of physical conditioning, mental training and philosophical study. It has to do with the development of the Tae Kwon Do spirit, which carries over into all aspects of a student's life.

This list is prepared from published research and anecdotal reports from parents.
  • Children who practice Taekwondo develop a high degree of self-respectTaekwondo builds their self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-discipline
  • They gain confidence by finding that they can achieve their goals by practice and perseverance
  • They develop better manners
  • They develop leadership abilities
  • They obain a desire to set and achieve goals
  • They develop better concentration skills
  • Parents observe better grades in school plus increased attendance
  • With progressive training children become more enthusiastic and optimistic
  • They develop a "Yes, I can" attitude
  • They learn to take responsibility for their actions
  • They develop the strength to say NO to unhealthy peer pressure
  • They develop better motor skills, coordination, and strength, i.e. better fitness
  • They acquire skills for physical and mental self-defense
  • They learn how to defend themselves in self-defense situations
Selected references:

1. Personality characteristics and duration of ATA Taekwondo training.
Kurian M., Caterino LC, Kulhavy RW, Percept Mot Skills.
1993 Apr; 76(2):363-6.

2. Aggressive behavior as a function of Takewondo ranking.
Skelton DL, Glynn MA, bErta SM. Percept Mot Skills.
1991 Feb; 72 (1): 179-82

Prepared by Hakan Kaya, World Taekwondo Federation, certified First Dan Black Belt, November 2003