Rules of the Dojang
* Uphold the standards of the dojang at all times. Respect for each other, our instructors, our families and our facility.
*Bow upon entering and leaving the dojang(gym) from the door . Also, bow to your Master and Instructors before receiving instructions.
*Always obey and respect your Masters, Instructors, Parents and senior/higher belt students.
*Address your Masters and Instructors by their proper name (e.g. Master Higdon, Master Glenda, Instructor Katie, Master Matthew).
*Arrive for class on time. If you are late, please wait at the back of class until told to come unto mats.
*Keep your dobok (uniform) clean and presentable. You cannot enter the dojang without proper uniform or a belt. Respect your uniform and belt by not throwing them on the ground.
*Students with long hair should tie up their hair.
*Always place your outdoor shoes neat and tidy in the lobby area.
*No shoes except the Taekwondo training shoes are allowed in the dojang.
*Line up according to ranking from the right to the left and the front row to the back. Late arrival should line up to the back regardless of their ranking. Any adult should be the first in line of any colour.
*Students should not enter or leave the mats without obtaining permission from your Master or Instructor.
*To prevent injuries, jewelries and watches are not to be worn during training. Finger and toe nails should be kept short.
*If you have any injury, tell your Master or Instructor before class begins. If you are injured during class, report it to your Master or Instructor right away.
*Food, alcohol, tobacco, chewing gum, loud conversation, negative behavior and foul language are strictly prohibited in the dojang.
*During sparring classes, you must wear a full sparring gear (however uncomfortable they may be) as they are for your safety and the safety of your sparring partner. No full contact sparring will be allowed without permission of one of the head coaches.
*Seniors must behave and set a good example for the juniors. Juniors must respect senior belts.
*Students are expected to be polite, honest, and humble and always follow the rules of Taekwondo.
*At tournaments & events, do not act in any way that will shine a negative light on the gym (towards referees, coaches, other competitors etc). There is a zero tolerance policy towards this for team members including their parents.
*Never forget that you learn Taekwondo for defensive purposes and never to offend or bully anyone.
*Never use Taekwondo outside the dojang, unless in self-defense or in defense of someone
– and then only use the least force necessary.
*Do not brag or boast of your Taekwondo abilities inside or outside the dojang.
*Remember the first rule of self-defense is to avoid conflict wherever possible.
*Maintain your grades in school.
*Clean up after yourselves. Equipment is not to be left all around the training area.
Respect the facility. Please follow the rules of the building as well as ours.
* Parents are not permitted to coach / instruct their students from the sidelines. Definitely support your children and enjoy watching them learn & grow – but we will handle the coaching🙂
* Please do not interrupt the classes with loud talking during lessons. It can disrupt the children and hold back their attention to the lesson.
* Respect the facility. Please follow the rules of the building as well as ours.
* At tournaments & events, do not act in any way that will shine a negative light on the gym (towards referees, coaches, other competitors etc). There is a zero tolerance policy towards this for team members including their parents.
* Nobody under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be allowed on the property of the training gym.
* If your child is having difficulty in school or having any issues at home etc, please do not punish them by taking Taekwondo away from them. Sometimes martial arts training can provide the boost they need to increase their focus in these areas. Removing Taekwondo as a punishment often makes things worse as it eliminates an outlet for stress and a positive influence during difficult times. Talk to us and we will try and help your child overcome these obstacles through our teachings.
* Please refrain from coming unto the training area to fix uniforms or equipment of your children. While your child may be comfortable with you, it an be very terrifying at times for the child next to them as they may not know you. If we require your assistance, we will be sure to get you.
*Depending on the severity, violation of these rules may result in termination of membership