Student Code of Conduct
- Remove your shoes upon entering the Dojang and place them in the designated area. Shoes are not to be worn on the training floor.
- Whenever entering or leaving the Dojang, execute a bow respectfully to the national flags on display.
- Bow courteously when meeting an instructor or a black belt.
- Avoid bringing valuables to class.
- Remove all jewelry (rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, etc.) prior to engaging in training.
- The Dobok ( the uniform) must be clean and complete at all times.
- The uniform have to display the School's and the associated emblems.
- No eating or gum chewing in the Dojang.
- Be on time for class.
- Observe a high degree of personal hygiene. Toenails and fingernails should be kept neatly trimmed.
- Strict attention is to be given to the instructor at all times. Conversation is to be kept at a minimum during the class
- Proper respect should be displayed to all persons holding belts of higher rank.
- Loss of temper, rowdy play, profanity, loud laughing or talking, and disrespect towards instructors and black belts will not be tolerated.
- Practice only those Poomse (Forms) which have been taught to you by the instructor. Do not try to skip ahead by copying higher belts.
- Once class begins, a students is expected to stay in it and do everything asked, whether the student feels like doing that particular drill or not, except in cases of illness or injury.
- Spar only when permitted by an instructor.
- Do not inquire about being promoted to a higher level. We will inform you when we feel you are ready.
- Use "Mister", "Mrs.", or "Miss" followed by the last name when addressing all instructors. When using Korea terminology, address the instructor as Sa-bom-nim (a master instructor of fourth or fifth Dan ) or Kwan-jang-nim (Grandmaster: one who has attained higher than fifth Dan.
- Only use terminology used by the instructors.
- Martial Art techniques are not to be used out of the Dojang unless they are necessary for your safety, or the safety of others.
- The sound of clapping hands means to pay attention or that all activity is to cease immediately.
- Memorize and live by the Student Creed.
- I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
- I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
- I intend to use what I learn in class constructively to help myself and my fellow man and never be abusive or offensive.
Junior Student Creed
- I promise
- To use good manners
- To obey my parents & teachers
- To always do my best & never give up
- To tell the truth & honour my word
- To use my Taekwondo only for right
- My Goal is Black Belt
1. Courtesy (Ye Ui) - The Martial Art students should attempt to be polite to one another and to respect others. Students should bow to instructors before and after classes. Showing up on time for classes is an aspect of courtesy.
2. Integrity (Yom Chi) - One who has integrity is able to define what is right or wrong and have the conscience. The students should strive to be honest and to live by moral principles.
3. Perseverance (In Nae) - Perseverance means having patience. One of the most important secrets of becoming a leader in Martial Arts is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance. Confucius said "One who is impatient in trivial matters can seldom achieve success in matters of great importance".
4. Self-Control (Guk Gi) - Without self-control, a the student is just like any fighter in the street. Loss of self-control is fateful both in sparring and personal affairs.
"The term of stronger is the person who wins over oneself rather than someone else", Lao Tzu.
5. Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool) - A true student of Martial Arts will never give up, not even when faced with insurmountable odds. The most difficult goals can be achieved with indomitable spirit.