Protocol of the Martial Arts

  1. Remove shoes before entering the training hall (Do Jang) (If you have a medical reason that you must wear shoes, we request that you get a note from your doctor so we can have it on file).
  2. No jewelry is to be worn during classes. This is for your safety and the safety of your training partner. Women are allowed to wear stud earrings, but nothing dangling.
  3. Bow to the flags before entering and leaving the training hall (Do Jang).
  4. Bow to all seniors.
  5. Always call your seniors by their last name or their title...(i.e. Sunim Sabom Nim Lynn-Chisum, Mr. Chisum).
  6. Always answer with a Yes Ma'am or No Ma'am / Yes Sir or No Sir when asked a question.
  7. If you come in late to a class, stand at the back of the room and raise your hand. Wait until recognized by the Instructor before entering the class. This is for your safety as well as respect for the Instructor.
  8. Make sure you have clean feet - those working with you will appreciate it.
  9. Always bow and show respect to your partner. "Partners not Opponents"
  10. Always say "Thank you Sir or Thank you Ma'am" if you are given a complement. Always acknowledge that you heard a comment from your Instructor or another student.
  11. Try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before class so you can stretch and prepare yourself for class.
  12. No gum chewing in class.
  13. If you are going to be late or not be able to attend class, we ask that you contact us via e-mail or call.
  14. If you have an injury or are not feeling well, let the Instructor know immediately.
  15. Always maintain a good attitude while training.
  16. All members should assist in cleaning up after all classes.
  17. Students should line up according to rank unless otherwise changed by the Instructor.
  18. If you have to leave class early, please raise your hand and ask permission to leave. Do not just leave the class without permission.
  19. Students or parents sitting on the sidelines not taking class should refrain from talking loudly while classes are going on. This is to show respect for the students on the floor and also for the Instructor teaching the class.
  20. While seated on the floor, the student must maintain good posture. 
  21. Proper protocol should be followed at all times. A student should address their seniors or Instructors as Sir or Ma'am or by their given rank.
  22. Students should never lose self-control during class, between classes, while testing, etc.

There is a lot to learn in the Martial Arts.. no worries. 

You will learn and we will be with you every step of the way.

5 Steps to Stronger Forms

  1. Look at your target. Be aware of exactly what part of your body is attacking or defending against the exact point of your target.
  2. A proper stance is both a foundation and an exercise. A strong stance is virtually immovable, and yet correctly performed, eventually becomes difficult to maintain.
  3. The precise moment at which your power and technique come together.
  4. Newton's Third Law of Motion:  Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
  5. Relax your breathing. Exhale and tighten your stomach muscles as you execute the technique.

It is important in your training that you follow the Keys to Perfect Technique on every technique you learn. After being shown the correct way to perform a technique, it is extremely important to practice.

Commands in Class

  1. Cha Ryut  -  Attention
  2. Kyung Yet  -  Bow
  3. Kukgi Bea Rye  -  Salute the flags
  4. Muk Yum  -  Meditation
  5. Choon Bee  -  Ready
  6. Ba Ro  -  Return

Beginner Forms

Intermediate Forms

Advanced Forms