Remove jewellery to avoid injury to yourself or others.
Keep fingernails and toenails short and clean.
Bare feet – keep feet clean and in good condition. At times socks may be applicable, but always ask permission before entering the dojan with any form of footwear on. If you think you may be putting other students or instructors at risk due to having bare feet (eg. corns, athletes’ foot, verrucas), always be cautious. Respect your club.
Keep dobok clean and in good condition. Folding it and storing it well are all a part of showing respect to your sport, your club and yourself.
Outside of dojang take your belt off. Make sure it’s folded nicely and try to keep it from hitting the floor.
Only wear your dobok to and from training, in the Dojan and at Taekwondo related events. Respect your uniform.
show respect for:
put equipment away
bow when you enter and leave
put your shoes neatly in shoe rack
food and drink not allowed except water
water bottle clearly named in the right place
always use polite language
face away when sorting out your dobok
bow before you speak to them and after
be on time
listen carefully to instruction
it you are late warm up quietly and wait to be invited to join in
offer to help
let them know if you going to be absent
be willing to learn
respect their rank
respect all genders equally
bow to each other at the beginning and end of exercise
line up according to rank
if you are late or without your belt – train at the back
at the beginning and the end of class
In class the senior grade always receives the first attack
Outside of the dojang there is no first attack –
ONLY use what you learn for self defense !
if you don’t understand let us know (we can’t read minds)
follow our rules and traditions
make others welcome
trust and respect others
commit to repetition, discipline, practice
be resolved and determined
there is no “I cant”, you are just working on it, or haven’t mastered it – yet!
seek harmony at home / work/ school and in martial arts
learn in each class
listen to your body
warm up and cool down
read and learn the tenets
live by them!