Conduct

A. General Conduct

 

All students must uphold and protect the honor and prestige of Tong-Il Moo-Do. Students are forbidden to use Tong-Il Moo-Do techniques to provoke or challenge innocent persons, and any such act will make the offender subject to disciplinary action. Students should use these techniques only to protect the honor or well-being of the weak or themselves in a righteous cause.

 

B. Conduct in the Dojang

 

Literally translated, "do" means the "Way," and "jang" means a "room." Thus, Dojang means the room to seek the Way. It is a training hall for the spirit; a house of mental and physical discipline. Students are expected to conduct themselves accordingly, and to strictly observe the Rules of the Dojang:

1. Before entering the Dojang, remove your shoes.

2. Bow upon entering or leaving the Dojang.

3. Obey the instructor and follow his words earnestly and obediently.

4. All joking and horseplay must cease upon entering the Dojang.

5. While seated on the mat or floor, maintain a proper posture. Do not lean against the wall or stick your feet out in front of you.

6. To avoid harming yourself or others, remove all rings or jewelry before engaging in practice.

7. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene.

 

C. Ethics of Tong-Il Moo-Do (based on the Principle of Harmony)

  Ethics in the Dojang should reflect orderly relationship in the family. That is, students must respect all positions. Elders in the Way should care for their juniors, and juniors should cultivate humility. All should strive for loyalty and filial piety. For though the Way of Harmony has a sportive aspect, the Way itself is not sport. Thus, the perfection of defensive skills must be objective to the perfection of ethical virtue.