• Students and instructors should bow when entering and exiting facility. Students and instructors should also bow to the flags each time they enter or leave the mat area to demonstrate respect for the training area and instructors.
  • If students are late for class, they should ask permission to enter class.
  • Students will respond “Yes/No, Sir, or Ma’am” in conversation with instructors, stand respectfully and address them by their last name and proper title.
  • Students should turn away from instructors and flags when adjusting their uniform or belt.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in class enthusiastically, however they are to avoid unnecessary conversation.
  • No student, regardless of rank, may instruct or correct another student without permission from the supervising instructor.
  • Whether or not in uniform, or participating in class, all students will stand and recite the class oath.
  • A clean uniform with patches properly and securely attached is imperative in each class as a reflection of the student’s pride.
  • Female students must wear a white T-shirt under their uniform.
  • If shoes are worn with the uniform, they MUST be white athletic shoes – No flip flops, ‘crocs’ or other shoes are permitted.
  • Students will not wear shoes on the workout floor. Instructors may wear mat shoes while teaching.
  • No jewelry shall be worn in class except for a wedding/engagement ring, or jewelry with medical or religious importance.
  • Hair should be short or pulled back (males and females).
  • Fingernails and toenails must be kept short.
  • All belts should be tied to hang evenly, as one side represents the mind and the other represents the body.
  • Students will be mindful of excessive body odor, and will keep uniforms, safety equipment and gear bags clean at all times.
  • Hands and feet should be kept clean.
  • Students may not engage in free sparring without all proper gear and direct supervision of an instructor.
  • There will be no use of profanity on the school premises at any time.
  • Permission of the student’s instructor is required before a student may attend another ATA school or martial arts function.
  • High ranking visitors to the class should be greeted with appropriate respect; if class is in session, all members should immediately stop and bow.
  • Students, parents and guests will should not converse with any person involved in a class session without permission from the instructor.
  • No food, drink, or gum may be consumed on the mat area. If food is brought, it must not have a smell that would distract the students on the floor (french fries, pizza, etc.)
  • Place clothes neatly and quietly in the storage area.
  • There will be no use of alcohol or tobacco products of any kind while wearing a Taekwondo Uniform or before a Taekwondo function such as class, tournaments, testings, etc.
  • For the health of our staff, instructors and fellow classmates, do not attend class when sick.
  • Dating is NOT permitted between students or instructors under the age of 18. Those over the age of 18 are expected to keep and maintain a professional appearance at all times & not engage in PDA while in class, or at other ATA events. Younger students are impressionable, and deserve appropriate examples and proper role models.

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