It should be understood by members that the purpose of these rules is primarily to ensure maximum benefit for the study of Taekwondo. These rules have been part of Taekwondo from its inception.

Rules of the Dojang

  • Bow to your instructor when entering and leaving the school. This is to show respect and your modesty.
  • Do not enter or leave the class without permission from your instructor.
  • Students must always bow before speaking to the instructor and use words of consideration such as yes or no Sir, pardon me, etc.
  • All students are expected to be courteous and understanding. Advanced students are to set an example to new students and to assist such students whenever necessary.
  • Loud conversation, laughing in excess, smoking and chewing gum have no place in a Taekwondo school.
  • Your uniform should be clean and pressed at all times
  • Exchange greetings between students to create a friendlier atmosphere.
  • Any substitute teacher shall be treated as would your regular instructor.
  • When standing in line, stand to the left or behind a student of a higher grade.
  • Do not engage in any activity that might degrade the code of Taekwondo ethics or the reputation of the school
  • Do not talk to other students while your instructor is teaching or speaking.
  • Ask questions to your instructor to clear up any difficulties.
  • When returning after a period of absence, the student must seek the permission of the instructor before commencing training. Students who cannot attend class for one week or more should notify their instructor.
  • When seated on the floor, knees should be tucked and hands should be on the knees.
  • Students must remove all jewellery from their person before entering the Dojang to begin practice.
  • Fingernails and toenails should be clipped short to prevent any injury. All students must observe a high degree of personal hygiene.
  • Tuition, grading fees and license fees must be paid on time.

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