The Ten Commandments of Tae Kwon Do


  1. Tae Kwon Do is for self-defense only.  Using the skills you're taught to bully or intimidate others will not be tolerated.  This is the most important rule!
  2. This is a non-contact school.  Except for blocking, no physical contact will be made during practice.
  3. A Uniform and Patch is recommended for all students who achieve Yellow Belt.  A patch can be purchased at class. Also, either a Tae Kwon Do t-shirt or a plain white t-shirt must be worn under the uniform.
  4. There is no talking, playing, eating, chewing gum or sitting down during class.  The moment you enter the practice room, this rule applies.  If you're feeling ill, you may sit down.
  5. All questions must wait until class is over.  I'll be more than happy to answer questions and give extra instruction after practice.
  6. Only the Instructor teaches unless otherwise specified.  Please do not take it upon yourself to teach another student anything (unless the Instructor asks you to) or to ask another student for help.  Always ask the Instructor.
  7. All spectators must refrain from talking so as not to disturb the concentration of the class.  If you bring a spectator please be sure to inform them of this rule before class begins.
  8. When lining up, always run out onto the floor to show good spirit.
  9. Be respectful of others' property.
  10. Be serious, but remember to have a good time!