Rules of Dojang

The Rules of the Dojang (school)412239_163841947055502_2039258415_o

  •  Whenever entering or leaving the practice room, execute a bow of respect to the national flags.
  •  Execute a bow of courtesy upon meeting a Black Belt or Instructor. Students do not have to wait for an instructor to acknowledge the bow if the instructor is busy.
  •  Proper respect will be displayed to all persons holding a higher belt rank than yourself.
  •  Remove shoes, hats, jewelery, and sunglasses upon entering the practice room.
  •  Keep your Dobok (uniform) clean and complete at all times.
  •  Keep your Do Jang (school) clean.
  •  Remove all jewelry before class.
  •  Toe and finger nails should be kept short, clean, and trim.
  •  At the beginning of a class, line up according to rank and seniority; the higher ranking member on the right.
  •  Each class will have a formal ceremonial opening and closing consisting of a bow to the Instructor and the national flags.
  •  While seated on the floor, students should keep a proper posture and have their legs crossed to prevent injury and show respect.
  •  Pay attention to your Instructor at all times, answering clearly and replying with “Yes, Sir” and “No, Sir”.
  •  Profanity, loss of temper, horseplay, loud laughing, and talking or any display of lack of self-discipline will not be tolerated.
  •  There will be no smoking, gum chewing, or consuming food during class.
  •  Be on time for class. Arrive early for a class and allow time to do warm up exercises and stretching before class begins.
  •  When a students comes late, he should wait until he is recognized by the Instructor, then approach him or her, bow, and ask permission to join class.
  •  Practice only the Basics and Hyungs (forms) which have been presented to you by your Instructor.
  •  No free sparring without the permission and presence of an Instructor.
  •  The title “Mister” and the last name of the Instructor should be used in addressing all Instructors. The Korean title “Sa-Bum-Nim” may be used.
  •  Tae Kwon Do techniques are not to be applied outside of the school unless circumstances involving your safety or the safety of others are overriding.