Class Procedures

  • Check-In
    • Always check in with your ID card when attending your classes. Checking in gives you credit for that day’s training and tracks your attendance for your future belt testings.
    • After scanning in, your ID card should be hung on the wire just inside Do Jang 1 on the left. Wires are labeled by rank.
  • TKD Waiting Area
    • Shoes, water bottles, and bags are left outside Do Jang 1 in the cubbies provided.
    • Any items left overnight will be placed in lost and found and discarded at the end of the week.
  • Changing Rooms
    • When changing into your Do Bak (uniform), walk to and from Changing Rooms quickly. Stopping along the path while classes are running is disruptive.
    • Remove all articles from the changing rooms after class. Any items left overnight will be placed in lost and found and discarded at week’s end.
    • Please do not change clothes in lobby restroom unless you are a parent helping a student incapable of changing on their own.
  • Do Jang Etiquette
    • Use rest room before class, not during training. If you must go during class, ask an instructor for permission. Always walk the path around the wall, finish, and come back quickly.
    • Remove your sock and shoes before entering any training room. Bow upon entering and keep quiet if a class is going on.
    • Keep all your gear (pads, weapons, etc) together, in your bags and/or on the shelves against the wall. Leave the floor clear for training.
    • When you come into any Do Jang, prepare your mind for good training. Study your techniques, terminology, and forms so when class starts you’ll be following along better. This will help you learn the material faster.
    • Ask your instructor before training with any equipment. Always replace the equipment when you are finished.
    • The stereo is off limits for students. Only class instructors are allowed access.
    • DO NOT lean or push on the folding wall.
  • Do Jang 3
    • If a class is in session, please keep doors closed. Walk along path from Do Jang 2 to access Restrooms.
  • Teaching Style
    • Our teaching method is positive reinforcement with a strict discipline expectation from each student.
  • Basic In-Class Information
    • No uniform = No training. No belt = Borrow white belt from classroom (all ranks)
    • Students will line up in class in belt order and then age order. Left to right, youngest white belt to oldest white belt and then youngest yellow belt to oldest yellow belt, etc.
  • What in the world are they saying??
    • Bowing in procedure interpreted
      • Oldest highest ranking student calls out commands
      • First, instructors and students face the flag and ‘Bow to the flag’ is called out.
      • Teachers then face the students and ‘Bow to the (teacher’s position)’ is called out.
      • Lastly, teachers say ‘How are you?’ in Korean
    • Bowing out procedure interpreted
      • Oldest highest ranking student calls out commands
      • First, instructors and students face the flag and ‘Bow to the flag’ is called out.
      • Teachers then face the students and ‘Bow to the (teacher’s position)’ is called out.
      • Lastly, students face each other, bow, walk forward, shake hands and say ‘Thank you’ on the lead instructor’s command.
    • Korean numbers will be used in class and should be learned.
    • Brown belts and up will be learning their techniques in Korean terminology.