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Class Rules 

  1. Upon entering or leaving the Do Jang, students in Do Bock or street clothes shall acknowledge the flags by bowing. This will be done without exception.
  2. When class begins, students will line up according to rank and seniority. The senior ranking member will be on the instructor's left as he/she faces the class, and the senior ranking member will call the commands. (a) Come to attention. (b)  Turn to salute flags. (c) Meditation (2-3 minutes). (d) Turn to bow to Instructor upon standing from meditation.
  3. During the class, proper respect and discipline shall be maintained at all times and the TaeKwon-Do ritual should be followed in a uniform manner.
    • When a student comes to class late, he should wait until he is recognized by the instructor, then approach him, bow, and get permission to join the class.
    • When a student must leave the Do Jang during training, he should first receive permission from the instructor, unless other instructions were given at the start of the class.
    • Students should reply with  "Yes, Sir", or "No, Sir". The terms Yeah, Yup, Nope, Etc. should never be used (this includes outside the Do Chang).
    • All instructors, assistant instructors, and black belts are to be addressed as Mr., Miss., Ms., or Mrs., as the case may be or as Sir or Ma'am, irrespective of age. Students are never to call the instructor by the first name.
    • No jewelry or chewing gum will be allowed in class.  If rings or earrings can not be removed they must be taped.
    • When smoking or drinking with the Do Bock on, remove the belt and place it over your neck.
    • Never smoke in the presence of the Master Instructor.
    • No profanity is allowed in the Do Jang.
    • When entering the office of the Master Instructor, knock, bow, and then enter.
  4. For dismissal, students should like up by seniority and rank. The senior ranking member will call the commands: (a) Turn to salute the flags. (b) Turn to bow to the instructor.
  5. There should be an absence of unnecessary noise in the Do Jang by students and spectators.   Students should remain silent, especially during forms and free-fighting.
  6. Great importance should be attached to salutation. It is an integral part of TaeKwon-Do. While training one should treat with esteem, and pay respect to one's instructors, senior members, and opponents. One should not lose prudence, self-control, patience, or composition. Before and after exercises or contests, the participants should turn around, adjust their Do Bocks, and make correct salutation to their opponents or instructor.
  7. While seated on the floor, members should keep proper posture conducive to good health. Hands should be places on the knees, the back should be straight, and legs should be crossed in front.
  8. Members should exercise care to keep their Do Bock clean and pressed at all times. It is important to give a good impression of our art, and a neat appearance is important in this respect. A high degree of cleanliness should be maintained. Fingernails and toenails should be clipped and kept short to prevent injury while fighting.
  9. Warm-up exercises should be practiced by members prior to training to prepare the body and mind. An unprepared body could be strained under the rigorous TaeKwon-Do Exercises. When training is terminated, students should relax themselves with a series of exercises not to exceed 5-7 minutes, to return to a calm and normal state.
  10. In order to improve in skill, one must learn the basic motions and practice them constantly until they are perfected. Concentration and hard work must also be expended to learn the various forms. It should be remembered that all TaeKwon-Do techniques depend on basic motions and forms. Learn them properly and apply them in your free-fighting.
  11. It is absolutely essential that members attend class regularly if they are to become proficient in TaeKwon-Do. It is a fact that members who are not regular in class attendance show inferior techniques as well as lack of discipline. As a result of this they become frustrated and attribute their lack of proficiency to the instructor, be he the Master or another. It is, therefore, advantageous to all members to attend class regularly. The Center wishes to fulfill its obligations to all its members, but must have the members' full cooperation. Therefore, it cannot be urged to strongly that members make every effort to avail themselves of the opportunity to train regularly.
  12. Failure to comply with the above stated rules could result in:
    • Dismissal from class.
    • Period of probation.
    • Loss of rank.
    •  Loss of rank and suspension.

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