Some basic Taekwondo etiquette for students:
  1. Come to class with a positive attitude and a desire to learn.
  2. Bow and recite the monthly theme every time you enter or exit the training floor.
  3. Remain silent unless instructed otherwise.
  4. Do not approach the Head Instructor directly with a question. Follow the chain of command.
  5. Keep your uniform clean and belt tied snugly.
  6. Regularly wipe down your sparring gear and clean your mouthguard.
  7. Do not chew gum in class.
  8. Remove all jewelry before entering the training floor.
  9. Bring a water bottle to every class.
  10. Wash your hands before and after class. Let's stay healthy!
Some basic Taekwondo etiquette for parents and caregivers:
  1. Do not interact with your child during class.
  2. Refrain from talking while class is in session.
  3. Keep small children quiet and under control during an older sibling's class.
  4. Drop off and pick up your child promptly.
  5. Pay attention to what your child is learning and reinforce his/her goals at home.
  6. Recognize that your child is an individual and will progress at his/her own rate.
  7. Remember that your child is here not just to memorize forms, but to improve as a person.
  8. If you have a concern regarding your child's training, go directly to the Head Instructor.
  9. Encourage all students during testings and tournaments.
  10. Demonstrate courtesy and respect.

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