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 Student Oath

    • I Shall Observe the Tenets of Tae Kwon-Do
    • I Shall Respect the Instructors and Seniors
    • I Shall Never Misuse Tae Kwon-Do
    • I Shall be a Champion of Freedom and Justice
    • I Shall Build a More Peaceful World

 Tenets of Tae Kwon-Do

Courtesy (Ye Ui)
Show respect to parents, teachers and instructors at all times. Courtesy means being polite, helping others when in need and offering to help before you are asked. You must handle all matters with fairness and sincerity and encourage a sense of justice.

Integrity (Yum Chi)
Knowing right from wrong. You must always tell the truth and if you do something wrong, you must admit to it. If you want someone to trust you, you must first give them a reason. "Honesty is the best policy."

Perseverance (In Nae)
Never give up - remain patient. If something becomes difficult for you and you get frustrated, ask for help. Overcome your difficulties by perseverance. Confucius said; "One who is impatient in trivial matters can seldom achieve success in matters of great importance". Remember to always finish what you start. If you put your mind to it, you can do anything!

Self Control (Guk Gi)
Think before you speak or act. Stay calm, use your head not your punches and kicks when you get upset. Self-Control, along with the other four tenets, must be observed both inside and outside the do jang. When sparring, do not lose your temper, this could only prove disastrous to both you and your opponent. Outside the do jang, you must live within your capabilities. Do not give way to temptations.

Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool)
Do not show fear. Set your goals and achieve them one step at a time. Do not be afraid to try new things. Trust in yourself and what you believe in and stand up for these beliefs.

 Meaning of Belt Colors

White (10th Gup)
Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

Yellow (8th Gup)
Signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

Green (6th Gup)
Signifies the plant's growth as the Taekwon-Do skill begins to develop.

Blue (4th Gup)
Signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

Red (2nd Gup)
Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

Black (1st - 9th Dan)
Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear.

 Korean Terminology

General Terminology

Practice Gym Do Jang   Uniform Do Bok
Attention Charyot   Bow Kyung-yea
Master Instructor Sabu Nim   Assistant Instructor Kyo Sa Nim
Begin Si-jak   End Keu-man
Return Ba-ro   Relax Shi-ut
Punch Jirugi   Kick Chagi
Thank You Kam sa Hamnida   Block Maki



One Ha-na   First Il
Two Tul   Second Ee
Three Set   Third Sam
Four Net   Fourth Sah
Five Da-sot   Fifth Oh
Six Yo-sot   Sixth Yuk
Seven Il gob   Seventh Chil
Eight Yu-dul   Eighth Pal
Nine A-hop   Ninth Koo
Ten Yeol   Tenth




 Dojang Conduct

      • All Tae Kwon-Do students should treat the DoJang with respect. All who enter it should have the same respect for each other that they have for the DoJang.
      • Foul language and unsportsmanship conduct will not be tolerated.
      • Try to stretch before class if you need extra time. Stretching is allowed in the back of the Do Jang.
      • If you arrive early for class and there are other people using the room, please be courteous and quiet and allow them to finish their class without interruption.
      • Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for each class.
      • Your fingernails and toenails should be neatly trimmed to prevent injury to you or your partner.
      • Wearing jewellery is not allowed during classes: No earrings, necklaces, finger/toe rings.
      • When the instructor is talking, he should have your undivided attention. If you have a question, ask one of the instructors, not the person next to you.
      • Address instructor and senior classmates as "Sir," or "Ma'am." If you have a question, raise your hand.
      • Learn is the proper bow and when to use it. You should bow 45º towards the flag when you step on or off the floor (or mat), and at the beginning and end of each class. You should also bow when starting and finishing practice with a partner.
      • When lining up, arrange yourselves in order of descending rank – right to left, front row through the back row. These rows and columns should be as straight as possible. When the instructor or senior student commands “Kyung-yae”, you bow.
      • While sitting during class, you should never lie down or stick your legs out. Sit with your legs crossed and hands resting comfortably on your lap or knees.
      • A clean, white, odor free DoBok and belt worn properly, is required for all classes.
      • Once you bow onto the mat for class, you are not to leave without the permission of the instructor.
      • If for some reason you must leave early, you should tell the instructor before the class begins and ask permission when you leave.

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