Andover & Basingstoke Tae Kwon Do  
Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain  
Tel: 01264 332751 | Email  
Instructor: Charles Gellard 6th Dan  
   
Conduct in the Dojang (Training Hall).
  • Every student must observe the following conduct in the Dojang in order to maintain an orderly and effective training hall:
  • Bow upon entering the Dojang.
  • Bow to the instructor at a proper distance.
  • Exchange greetings with other students.
  • Bow to your instructor upon forming a line prior to training.
  • Keep uniform clean and pressed at all times.
  • Do not adjust Dobok whilst facing your instructor.
  • Students who arrive late for a lesson should obtain their instructors permission, and then bow before joining the class.
  • Never lose your temper in the Dojang.
  • Bow to your instructor upon forming a line prior to dismissal.
  • Bow before leaving the Dojang.
  • The following are not permitted in the Dojang:
  • Chewing gum, the wearing of shoes or jewellery, shouting or boisterous behaviour.
Belts
  • White - signifies innocence, a student with no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do
  • Yellow - signifies earth, from which the metaphorical plant grows. The foundations of Tae Kwon-Do are being laid
  • Green - signifies the plant's growth as skills begin to develop
  • Blue - signifies heaven, towards which the plant is growing as training in Tae Kwon-do continues
  • Red - signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away
  • Black - is opposite to white, signifying maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do
Tenets
  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Control
  • Indomitable Spirit
Lessons
Training comprises of three main elements Basics, Patterns and Sparring.
  • Basics are individual moves and combinations of moves that are used to learn and train you body with the building blocks of martial arts. Learning through repetition and personal improvement.
  • Patterns as a set series of moves and combinations that are used to teach co-ordination, timing, stances, and power.
  • Sparring is learning to use the techniques against an active opponent.