Don’t forget while you are in the Dojang you are subject to centuries of tradition and ceremony.
- When you enter the Dojang, bow. When you leave the Dojang, turn facing in and bow.
- When you are given instruction by anyone of a higher rank, bow and say “Yes Sir” or “Yes, Ma’am”.
- Listen when the instructor is speaking, this is not the time to chat.
- When you approach an instructor for any reason, be it question or request, patiently wait until the instructor acknowledges you. DO NOT interrupt.
- If you enter the Dojang after class has started, wait in the back of the room until you are acknowledged. Then take a place in the back of the class until class is reformed, only then can you get into the proper rank position.
- If you need to retie or adjust your belt, turn and face a wall or away from the instructor. Historically if you took off your belt while facing an upper rank, this was considered a challenge and the upper rank may still take it as such.