During the Class
Proper respect and discipline shall be maintained at
all times and Tang Soo Do ritual should be followed in a uniform manner.
When the chief instructor of the school or a high-ranking guest enters
the Dojang the instructor on the floor or highest ranking member in the
class should call the class to attention and have the class bow. After
respect has been paid the class should return to training immediately.
When a student comes to class late, he should wait
until the instructor recognizes him, then approach him, bow and get
permission to join the class.
a student must leave the class he should first receive permission
from the instructor.
If a student has to ask the instructor anything,
he must first approach a senior member to gain permission. A chain of
command should be instituted and not breached for any reason.
Dismissing The Class
in the beginning of the class, students line up according to rank.
senior member gives the same commands as are used to start the class.
the command to bow to the instructor is given, all members say with
clarity. "Ko Mao Sum Ni Da!' (Thank You, Sir) to the instructor.
class instructor or senior member then calls: "Five, Tang Soo Do
Codes." The entire class recites the five codes together loudly and
1. Loyalty to country
2. Obedience to parents
3. Honor friendship
4. No retreat in battle
5. In fighting choose with sense and honor.
five codes of Tang Soo Do apply to all members and are meant to guide
the Tang Soo Do practitioner. All members are required to memorize them
and fully understand the meaning of the codes as well as the seven
tenants, and 14 attitude
all members should call "Tang Soo" with right hand raised. When
the instructor dismisses the class, the senior member takes over and
says: "Face the Black Belts," and "Kyung Yet to the Black
giving any comments to the class or any warnings, the senior member
arranges the class members for cleaning detail. Then he may dismiss the