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.