Etiquette plays an important role for Taekwon-Do practitioners, regardless of their rank and all
students must adhere to some form of etiquette. In its most basic form, Taekwon-Do etiquette is a prescribed set of standards for a person’s conduct and attitude toward themselves and others. Etiquette in the Dojang ensures a positive, safe and comfortable environment that is conducive to learning.
- Arrive 15-30 minutes before the seminar. Regular class etiquette must be followed.
- Those arriving late must do 50 pushups per minute late and await permission before entering
- One may not enter or leave the training area during the seminar unless permission is granted.
- Bow upon entering and leaving the training area.
- Be in line before 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for the seminar. You must turn 90 degree to your side and wait for the instructor to pass before you return to face the front.
- Always stand or sit with good posture. Avoid leaning against the wall, slouching while sitting or crossing your arms. Only sit when asked to.
- Always walk behind or around senior Instructors, never in front.
- No food, beverage or chewing gum is allowed in the training area (water is the exception).
- Avoid being out of full uniform in front of senior Instructors.
- When asking or answering a question, one must stand in attention stance and bow before
asking, answering and receiving the answer to the question.
- Jewelry may not be worn during the seminar.
- Gym bags and equipment must be left outside the training area or in the change rooms.
Your cooperation in these areas is appreciated and will contribute to a comfortable learning
environment and a very successful event.