Student Guide

Taekwondo is a Korean unarmed martial art. It is not only kicking and punching but is also a way of thinking and living. The main goal of Tae Kwon Do is to achieve total mind and body control through training.

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School Regulations

School Rules

  1. Students must bow to the flag, Sah-Bum-Nim, and Black Belt Instructors when coming in and out of school.
  2. Students must use the words "Sir" or "Ma'am" when speaking to instructors.
  3. Students must respect and obey instructors.
  4. Conversation is not permitted during class.
  5. Students must attend classes regularly for their own good.
  6. Students must help keep the Do-Jang clean.

Class Procedure

  1. Bow as you enter and leave the school building, and when entering and leaving the Do Jang (classroom). Bowing is an important part of training that shows that you respect the school, yourself and others. Bowing shows that you are healthy and strong, yet have discipline.
  2. Please pick up your Membership card and give it to the instructor behind the front desk before entering the class. This way we have a record of how many classes you attend.
  3. When addressing a Master or Instructor please show proper respect by saying, "Yes sir, no Sir, yes ma'am, and no ma'am”.
  4. All students must know and follow the school rules.
  5. All students are invited to attend as many classes as possible. Please check the schedule to see which classes are appropriate for you.

Home Rules for Taekwondo Students

  1. Children must show respect to their parents and family members at all times.
  2. Children shall greet their parents when they enter the house and tell them goodbye when they leave.
  3. Children will be truthful at all times.
  4. Children shall maintain a good relationship with their brothers and sisters.
  5. Children must help with household chores.
  6. Children shall keep their own room neat and clean.
  7. Children must keep their body, hair and teeth clean at all times. (Every day)
  8. Children shall not interrupt adult conversations.
  9. Children shall study their schoolwork at school and at home.

The Spirit of the Tae Kwon Do Practitioner

  1. Loyalty to our country.
  2. Obedience to our Parents.
  3. Respect our Elders.
  4. Be Faithful to our Friends.
  5. Be Courteous in all Situations.
  6. Consider all alternatives before killing any living thing.
  7. Never give up: persevere to finish what you start.

Tenets of Tae Kwon Do

  1. Courtesy – Consider others before yourself
  2. Integrity – Show truth in your actions and words
  3. Self Control – Think before you act and speak
  4. Perseverance – Always keep trying. Never give up and finish what you start
  5. Indomitable Spirit – Face your fears confidently

Membership Oath

We As Members:

  1. Train our spirits and bodies according to the strict code.
  2. Are united in mutual friendship.
  3. Will comply with regulations and obey instructors.

Basic School Language

Below you will find all the basic Korean words used in taekwondo and their meaning:

Master Sah-bum-nim Ready Position Jhoon-bee
Instructor Kyo-bum-nim Begin Shi-Jak
School Do-jang Stop Ko-Mahn
Uniform Do-buk Form Poom-sae
Attention Cha-Ryot At Ease Shi-er
Bow Kyung Niet About Face Diro-Dora
Sparring Kuy-ru-gi Breaking Kyuk-pa

School Counting

One Ha-na Six Yo-sut
Two Dul Seven Il-Gop
Three Set Eight Yo-Dul
Four Net Nine Ah-hop
Five Da-sut Ten Yul

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