Sun Yi's Academy

Traditional Tae Kwon Do

The Rules of the Do-jang (School)...


  • Whenever entering or leaving the practice room, execute a bow of respect to the national flags.
  • Execute a bow of courtesy upon meeting a Black Belt or Instructor. Students do not have to wait for an instructor to acknowledge the bow if the instructor is busy.
  • Proper respect will be displayed to all persons holding a higher belt rank than yourself.
  • Remove shoes, hats, jewelry, and sunglasses upon entering the practice room.
  • Keep your Dobok (uniform) clean and complete at all times.
  • Keep your Do Jang (school) clean.
  • Toe and finger nails should be kept short, clean, and trim.
  • At the beginning of a class, line up according to rank and seniority; the higher ranking member on the right.
  • Each class will have a formal ceremonial opening and closing consisting of a bow to the Instructor and the national flags.
  • While seated on the floor, students should keep a proper posture and have their legs crossed to prevent injury and show respect.
  • Pay attention to your Instructor at all times, answering clearly and replying with "Yes, Sir" and "No, Sir".
  • Profanity, loss of temper, horseplay, loud laughing, and talking or any display of lack of self-discipline will not be tolerated.
  • There will be no smoking, gum chewing, or ingesting liquids during class.
  • Be on time for class. Arrive early for a class and allow time to do warm up exercises and stretching before class begins.
  • When a students comes late, he should wait until he is recognized by the Instructor, then approach him or her, bow, and ask permission to join class.
  • Practice only the Basics and Hyungs (forms) which have been presented to you by your Instructor.
  • No free sparring without the permission and presence of an Instructor.
  • The title "Mister" and the last name of the Instructor should be used in addressing all Instructors. The Korean title "Sa-Bum-Nim" may be used.
  • When addressing a Master Instructor, use "Master" and their last name. The Korean title "Kwan-Jang-Nim" or "Grand Master" may be used when addressing Master Yi.
  • Tae Kwon Do techniques are not to be applied outside of the school unless circumstances involving your safety or the safety of others are overriding.

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