When you enter the dojang (training hall), bow to: the Dojang itself, your Master instructor, your fellow students. When you enter the dojang, place your hand on your heart (this is a salute). Then put it back by your side and then bow. Note that you do not place your hand on your heart when you bow to an individual. Bowing is a means of showing respect. Anyone you bow to will return your bow. Note that a bow should be slow and genuine, taking about two seconds. Do not look at the person you are bowing to – this shows that you trust the person and that he/she can trust you too.
If you arrive late for class, wait at the dojang entrance on one knee and wait for permission from the master to enter. Never leave class without the master’s permission.
The following are not allowed in the dojang: shoes, socks, gum chewing, loud laughter, bad language, arguing, roughhousing, unsupervised sparring. The dojang is a place of discipline, it must be treated with he respect worthy of a place of great honor – it is where you will learn, develop, make friends and grow. Note that jewelry of any sort is also prohibited, both of your safety, and that of the other students and for the protection of the jewelry itself.
You must wear a clean WTF v-neck, white uniform.
Whenever you approach your instructor, bow to him, then speak politely in a quiet and respectful manner, remembering to end each sentence with the word “sir” or “ma’am”.
When you need help, simply ask your instructor. He will be happy to help. Never ask an instructor to demonstrate a technique. Simply explain what you do not understand, and he will help you.
Always be as courteous as possible and obey your instructor. Advanced students should help guide the lower belts by exemplifying proper behavior and encouraging the lower belts to do the same.
Do not demonstrate or teach taekwondo outside of your school without permission from the master of your school. Never degrade taekwondo, the reputation of your school, nor any member or teacher at your school.
You must have the permission of your master to participate in any competition or martial arts activity.
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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.
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