Discipline is measured by a student’s approach to training. It’s a tradition in Tae Kwon Do and the key to your success and achievements. The basic principles found in these rules have been a part of Tae Kwon Do since the beginning.
Show courtesy and respect to your instructors and other students
- Always bow when entering or leaving your Dojang.
- Always bow to your instructor prior to the commencement of class, then to all black belts in order of rank or as they arrive. The lower rank always bows first with their feet together.
- If you arrive late to class or must leave the Dojang, you must come to the side of the front line facing your instructor, wait until you have his/her attention, bow then move to the back of the class and warm up. You should join in with the back line when ready. You will be told by your instructor to line up in order of rank when the opportunity arises.
- Pay full attention while training and obey your instructors at all times.
- Don’t talk while your instructor is talking.
- Never stand with your arms folded or your hands on your hips. Your hands should be by your side or clasped behind your lower back in ‘at ease’ stance.
- Never dispute with a higher belt or lose your control or your temper at any time. Any grievances or questioning the application of a technique should be discussed in private after class is finished.