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Club Rules


1. Show respect to your dojang. Remove street shoes at the front door. Always bow to the flags of Korea and Canada when entering or leaving the workout area.

2. Greet the Head Instructor as soon as shoes are off and before any other conversation, with a bow saying "Tae Kwon Sabenmnim" or "Tae Kwon Sir"

3. Show respect to all instructors and Black Belts by bowing to them upon entering the dojang. Say Sir or Ma'am when addressed by your instructor, Master or by another Black Belt. Proper bowing should be done to show respect.

4. No horse-play (running or wrestling) before, during, or after class. This is a time to focus your mind through meditation, rehearse forms or other techniques or to warm up and stretch. If you arrive early for class quietly practice or stretch.

5. Inform the Instructor or Master if you are injured or ill before or during class.

6. A positive attitude is expected from all students at all times, no other attitude or behavior will be tolerated. Saying "I can't" or "I won't" will not be tolerated in the dojang, they are defeatist and disrupt effective training.

7. Students are expected to be loyal and never criticize their instructors, Chimo Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do, or any of it's functions, unless asked for constructive criticism, all other destructive criticism, including rumours are considered disrespectful and will not be tolerated.

8. The student is expected to adopt a learning attitude and try to learn something from every situation and experience, whether good or bad, this is the key to knowledge. Students and parents are encouraged to ask questions when a command is not understood or in order to gain insight to their practice.

9. Always Set A Good Example!! Behavior outside of the dojang is expected to be of Tae Kwon Do nature, realizing that the student is an example of their Instructor, dojang, and martial art.

10. A student should not stand with their hands on their hips or arms crossed in front of their chest, this is a sign of disrespect and/or improper attitude.

11. Refrain from idle conversation while practicing. You will make new friends in the club and are encouraged to chat with them before and after class.

12. No student is allowed to teach techniques unless given approval in each case/class by the Instructor.

13. Students should always (each class) ask permission to use any equipment that does not belong to them, before using it.


1. Do not leave sparring gear and clothing lying around the school. Put your name on all items. Wash your gear periodically to prevent it getting smelly.

2. No sparring before or after class unless supervised by an instructor.

3. Safety is very important while training, competing, or whatever the function, and must be applied at all times.

4. Show control in everything you do. This will help to develop a habit of control. When sparring with lower belts or smaller students than yourself, you are expected to show control in your techniques to ensure your opponent does not get hurt.


1. Always wear a clean dobok (uniform) and keep finger nails and toe nails clean and trimmed. Come to practice with a clean mind and body.

2. Always bring ranking belt to class.

3. No jewelry (watches, chains, rings, etc.) while working out.

4. Uniforms are not costumes or play clothes and are to be worn for Tae Kwon Do functions only!!

5. Students may only wear a clean, short sleeved t-shirt under their dobok, no street clothes or sweats are permitted.

6. Your belt is a sign of achievement and respect. Your belt should never be discarded and you should make every effort not let your belt touch the ground.

7. Summer uniform consists of Chimo Taekwondo t-shirt, tucked into dobuk pants and belt. Dates for summer uniform will be posted.


1. Put trash in proper place. Parents are reminded to place their coffee cups and litter in the appropriate garbage bins.

2. Always respect fellow students by observing the following: Never laugh at or make fun of a fellow student. Never display a bad temper toward a fellow student.

3. No foul language is allowed or tolerated in this school.

4. No candy, chewing gum, food or drinks on the workout area.

5. Tae Kwon Do is for self defense ONLY!!

6. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gum, foul language, and any form of recreational drugs, or disruptive behavior by students or visitors are not allowed or tolerated in the gym.

7. Students are to maintain their focus on their own training and not become concerned with what everyone else is doing.

8. Students that come in early for class, should stretch out quietly, practice quietly, or go over notes quietly, and not disturb the class that is already in progress.

9. Students and parents should maintain open communications with the Master, let him know how they are getting along, and especially if there is a problem. He is here to help and will make great efforts to assist if and when possible.

10. Confidence is shown with loud replies and loud kihaps. As in any educational system the Master and his Instructors teach the required material, and the student is expected to learn, practice, remember, and utilize this material. Master Large will assess when each student is ready for their next exam.


1. Parents are encouraged to observe their children's training and to encourage attendance at class.

2. Parents and visitors are asked not to coach or talk to the students while training. This reduces confusion for the student and reduces already high noise levels.

3. Parents are asked to encourage only those positive behaviors that will advance the student's practice and general well being. Please feel free to discuss your child's behavior and needs, including those experienced outside the dojang, with Master Large at any time.

4. Parents and adult students are encouraged meet with Master Large should they have any concerns or questions about the training or the operation of the club or suggestions about how to support the club or make improvements.