Do Jang Rules

Our Rules & Etiquette

The following is prohibited in the Do Jang:

  • Unsupervised training.
  • Profanity, loss of temper, arguing or talking back.
  • Horseplay, running, excessive laughing and loud talking.
  • Laying down, or leaning against the walls.
  • Students must obtain permission from their Master Instructor. before entering competitions or demonstrations.
  • Never interrupt your instructor, unless there is an emergency.
  • Once students have lined up, wait at attention in the doorway for permission from the Instructor to enter.
  • Ask for permission before the Do Jang or using school equipment.
  • Always bow to the flags upon entering and exiting the training area.
  • When class officialy begins, students should like up according to rank. Highest ranking to the front right facing the Instructor.
  • No shoes are to be worn in the training area.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the Do Jang (including: eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted at anytime while in uniform).
  • Uniforms should be clean and ironed.
  • Belts should be tied (equal ends/ stripe on the right hand side) and always worn with uniform.
  • Long hair should be tied up and firmly secured. Finger and toenails should be clear and trimmed. Pay attention to personal hygiene (use deodorant).
  • Do not leave class early without permission from the Instructor.
  • During class respect and discipline must be maintained at all times. Remember the chain of command of rank (senior grade to junior grade) must be followed at all times.

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Do Jang Etiquette

  • Advanced students must set good examples at all times.
  • Be courteous to your instructor and fellow students.
  • Bow to Black Belts and other high ranking students when entering and leaving the studio.
  • Always answer: “Yes Ma’am” or “Yes Sir”.
  • Address all Leadership Team Members as “Sir” or “Ma’am”.
  • When you approach your instructor or students of higher rank, bow first, and then politely ask your question.
  • Observe and listen when the instructor speaks or explains a technique to someone. This information will often help you improve your own techniques.
  • Students should never ask to learn advanced technique or the pattern.
  • Do your best to be on time for class!
  • Respect should be shown to your training partner (regardless of their rank) at the start and finish of an exercise.
  • The do jang should be kept clean at all times; junior students should (without being asked) help maintain the appearance of the do jang.
  • Remember that rank advancement will be awarded at the discretion of the Master Instructors. Your attitude and commitment to doing your best play a very important role in rank advancement.

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