Yom Chi Taekwondo Academy

Every martial arts school has rules for students while training in the Dojang as well as rules that apply to all students regarding the use of their specific martial art outside the Dojang. Our academy is no different. Please click on Read More to see the rules that apply to our students.

  1. THE USE OF TAEKWONDO TECHNIQUES OUTSIDE OF COMPETITION, TRAINING AT THE DOJANG OR AT HOME PRACTICING IS PROHIBITTED UNLESS YOUR LIFE OR PHYSICAL WELL BEING IS THREATENED.  The use of Taekwondo techniques should be used only as a last resort option.
  2. Students must be punctual when attending class and promotion tests.
  3. Discipline and proper attitude are the main principles in the training of Taekwondo.
  4. When entering or leaving the training area (Dojang), bow to the flags and then to the Instructor.
  5. Students must address Grand Masters, Master Instructors and Black Belts as "Sir" or Madam'.
  6. Bow to black belts of all levels. Bow in a standing position, body bent at 30 degrees from the waist with head down looking at the floor and not looking at the individual you are bowing to (displaying trust and respect).
  7. Students must wait to be acknowledged before joining training when class has already started.
  8. When lining up at the beginning of class, students are reminded to do so quickly and in order of highest rank to the left. When students are of the same rank, the student receiving their rank at an earlier promotion test is considered senior. When students of the same rank have received their promotion at the same promotion test, the older student is considered senior.
  9. Students must maintain a proper attitude at all times.
  10. Never address others while standing with hands on the hips or arms folded in front of yourself. This shows a lack of respect for the other person.
  11. All higher rank students re expected to help junior rank students.
  12. No unnecessary noise or talking is permitted n the training area.
  13. Students must turn their backs to the flags or instructor when adjusting their uniform.
  14. When sitting in the training area, sit with legs crossed if you are able.
  15. Do not move when in position and give full attention to the instructor in charge.
  16. When in a given position, do not move unnecessarily. When at ease, you may straighten your uniform but do not walk around, talk, practice techniques, etc.
  17. When seeking help before or after class or during a break, if the instructor in charge is not available, a higher ranking student should be approached. Bow before and after asking for help.
  18. Use Korean terminology when possible. Learn and use these terms properly.
  19. Permission must be given by the instructor in charge before free sparring.
  20. Approved sparring equipment is mandatory for sparring.
  21. Free sparring must be done with good technique, precision and control. Mental, emotional and physical control must be exercised. Consideration must always be given to junior members. It should be a learning experience for both participants.
  22. During sparring, talking must be kept to a minimum. A student should verbally help another only when a mistake has been made or to suggest an improvement.
  23. Personal hygiene is essential. Fingernails and toenails must be kept trimmed to avoid injury. Personal hygiene and regular washing of the uniform and protective gear is essential.
  24. Uniform (Dobok) must be kept clean and neat when worn and hung or folded properly when not being worn. The belt, to be worn at all times, indicates rank and the stripes (if your belt has them) must be worn on the left side. The uniform should only be worn by members for training, competition, or on designated demonstrations.
  25. No jewelry should be worn. Jewelry and religious items that can not be removed should be taped over.
  26. Do not work out if under the influence of medication or alcohol.
  27. No chewing gum during training.
  28. If you need to leave class early, get permission from the instructor prior to the start of class.
  29. It is not necessary to receive permission to leave the training area if you are ill.