Rules of the Warrior Martial Arts Association

It should be understood that these rules are intended to ensure the safest and most beneficial practice and study of Warrior Martial Arts for both you and your fellow students.

 

  • Fingernails & Toenails must be kept short and clean. Scratches from another student’s nails are painful and can easily become infected. Students with untrimmed nails will not be permitted to train.
  • No jewellery should be worn during class. Rings, earrings, chains, etc are dangerous to you and your fellow students.
  • Long hair must be tied up neatly when training, with a hairband or tie made of soft material. No hard clips or pins may be worn.
  • Personal hygiene is extremely important. Out of respect to your fellow students, please maintain a high level of personal cleanliness.
  • Shoes are not to be worn during class.
  • Students of White Belt and above should come to class in full uniform. Their uniform should be clean and ironed.
  • It is acceptable to bring a drink of water to class. No other drinks are allowed.
  • Bow upon entering or leaving the class. This is to show respect and modesty.
  • Do not enter or leave the class without the permission of the instructor.
  • Be kind and courteous to all students.
  • Always refer to instructors and senior students by their formal title, eg. Sir, Ma’am, Mister (surname), Miss (surname), Missus (surname), Master (surname), Grandmaster (surname).
  • Always bow before approaching or speaking to the instructor or senior students and always be courteous while speaking (eg. Yes Sir, No Sir).
  • After speaking to, or practising with, an instructor or senior student, always bow and thank that person.
  • Advanced students are expected to set a good example for new students and should help them whenever necessary.
  • Loud conversation, swearing, eating and drinking have no place in the dojang.
  • Any substitute instructor is to be treated in the same manner as your regular instructor.
  • Do not give demonstrations or teach Martial Arts without the permission of your instructor.
  • Do not engage in any activities which might bring martial arts, the Warrior Martial Arts Association, your school or your instructor into disrepute.
  • Never consume illegal substances.
  • Never consume alcohol or smoke while wearing your martial arts uniform or any clothing bearing the Warrior Martial Arts crest or name.
  • Recite the Tae Kwon Do Oath prior to class and the Tenets at the end of class