Lesson Structure and Etiquette

Lesson Structure

The structure of our lessons are as follows with some variations to meet student requirements.

1. Lesson Introduction

The class bow in to Instructor.

2. Exercises

Warm up and Gentle stretching.

3. Techniques

Kicking and hand techniques (without a partner).

4. Patterns

Pattern work (martial art moves in sequence without a partner).

5. Step Sparring

Step sparring (attack and defence moves in sequence with a partner). Self defence (restraining techniques and how to release from a grab or hold with a partner). Light contact free sparing wearing safety equipment (after training for a year and having reached the level of Green Belt).

6. Power & Accuracy Work

Shield and pad power and accuracy work.

7. Destruction Work

Board breaking (optional).

8. Cool Down Exercises

Warm down.

9. Lesson Finish

Class to bow out to the Instructor.

Tae Kwon-Do Etiquette

Upon arrival at training sessions, students are expected to:

  • Bow, when entering the training hall.
  • Ensure that their attendance has been registered.
  • Inform an instructor of any injury that may impair performance.
  • Remove shoes and socks and place all belongings neatly on the mat.
  • Ensure that uniform is neat and belts are securely tied.
  • Go to the toilet before the lesson starts, if necessary.
  • Responsibly practice techniques or sit quietly on the bench, until training commences (do not engage in sparring, without supervision).

During training sessions, students are expected to:

  • Maintain an attitude appropiate for serious practice.
  • Pay attention to instruction, explanation and/or demonstration – do not fidget or move.
  • Keep talking to a minimum when practicing techniques with a partner, or group.
  • Demonstrate appropiate posture – do not stand with arms folded, or slouch.
  • Genrally, refrain from giving unsolicited feedback to other members, or instructors.
  • Behave respectfully and courteously towards all members.
  • Demonstrate self-control.
  • Set a good example for lower grades.

Outside of training sessions, students are expected to:

  • Practice appropiate techniques, at home.
  • Refrain from using Tae Kwon-Do inappropiately – it should be used only in self-defence.