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Protocol of the Martial Arts:


Remove shoes before entering the training hall (Do Jang) (If you have a medical reason that you must wear shoes, we request that you get a note from your doctor so we can have it on file).

No jewelry is to be worn during classes. This is for your safety and the safety of your training partner. Women are allowed to wear stud earrings, but nothing dangling.
 3.Bow to the flags before entering and leaving the training hall (Do Jang).
 4.Bow to all seniors.
 5.Always call your seniors by their last name or their title...(i.e. Sabom Nim Lynn-Chisum, Mr. Chisum).

Always answer with a Yes Ma'am or No Ma'am / Yes Sir or No Sir when asked a question.

If you come in late to a class, stand at the back of the room and raise your hand. Wait until recognized by the Instructor before entering the class. This is for your safety as well as respect for the Instructor.
 8.Make sure you have clean feet - those working with you will appreciate it.

Always bow and show respect to your partner.
"Partners NOT Opponents"

Always say "Thank you Sir or Thank you Ma'am" if you are given a complement. Always acknowledge that you heard a comment from your Instructor or another student.

Try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before class so you can stretch and prepare yourself for class.
 12.No gum chewing in class.

If you are going to be late or not be able to attend class, we ask that you contact us via e-mail or call.
 14.If you have an injury or are not feeling well, let the Instructor know immediately.
 15.Always maintain a good attitude while training.
 16.All members should assist in cleaning up after all classes.

Students should line up according to rank unless otherwise changed by the Instructor.

If you have to leave class early, please raise your hand and ask permission to leave. Do not just leave the class without permission.

Students or parents sitting on the sidelines not taking class should refrain from talking loudly while classes are going on. This is to show respect for the students on the floor and also for the Instructor teaching the class.

While seated on the floor, the student must maintain good posture.
  • Back straight
  • Legs crossed
  • Hands on your knees
  • Eyes focused on the Instructor

Proper protocol should be followed at all times. A student should address their seniors or Instructors as Sir or Ma'am or by their given rank.

Students should never lose self-control during class, between classes, while testing, etc.

There is a lot to learn in the Martial Arts.. no worries. You will learn and we will be with you every step of the way.

Tang Soo!!!
5 Steps to Stronger Forms

1.  Focus
Look at your target. Be aware of exactly what part of your body is attacking or defending against the exact point of your target.

2.  Stance
A proper stance is both a foundation and an exercise. A strong stance is virtually immovable, and yet correctly performed, eventually becomes difficult to maintain.

3.  Timing
The precise moment at which your power and technique come together.

4.  Reaction Force
Newton's Third Law of Motion:  Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

5.  Breathing
Relax your breathing. Exhale and tighten your stomach muscles as you execute the technique.

Body Memory

It is important in your training that you follow the Keys to Perfect Technique on every technique you learn. After being shown the correct way to perform a technique, it is extremely important to practice.Perfect Practice Makes Perfect.
Commands in Class

1.  Cha RyutAttention
2.  Kyung YetBow 
3.  Kukgi Bea RyeSalute the Flags
4.  Muk YumMeditation
(moment of silence)
5.  Choon BeeReady
6.  Ba RoReturn

Beginner Forms

 FormApprox CreationCreatorOriginal
CharacterMeaningRegion# of Moves / Incl Choon Bee
 Kee Cho Hyung IL Bu 1947Hwang Kee SameInfant / ToddlerBaby's 1st Step Seoul, Republic of South Korea 20 / 22
 Kee Cho Hyung E Bu 1947 Hwang Kee  Same Infant / Toddler Baby's 1st Step Seoul, Republic of South Korea 20 / 22
 Kee Cho Hyung Sam Bu 1947 Hwang Kee  Same Infant / Toddler Baby's 1st Step Seoul, Republic of South Korea 20 / 22
 Pyung Ahn Cho Dan 1870 Mr. Idos Jae-Nam Turtle Peace & Calm #1 Hwa Nam, China 22 / 24

Intermediate Forms

 Form Approx Creation CreatorOriginal Name  CharacterMeaningRegion# of Moves with Choon Bee # of Counts with Choon Bee 
Pyung Ahn Ee Dan1870  Mr. Idos Jae-Nam Turtle/Tortoise Peace & Calm #2 Hwa Nam, China 3123 
Pyung Ahn Sam Dan1870  Mr. Idos Jae-Nam Turtle/Tortoise Peace & Calm #3 Hwa Nam, China 2918 
Pyung Ahn Sa Dan1870  Mr. Idos Jae-Nam Turtle/Tortoise Peace & Calm #4 Hwa Nam, China 3122 
Pyung Ahn Oh Dan1870  Mr. Idos Jae-Nam Turtle/Tortoise Peace & Calm #5 Hwa Nam, China 3021 

Notes: Originally the Pyung Ahn forms were called Jae-Nam.  Approx. in 1870 Okinawan Master, Mr. Idos reorganized this form into forms closely resembling the present Pyung Ahn forms. Pyung… whose Korean shape resembles that of a balanced scale, corresponds to the English terms: well balanced, calm and peaceful. Ahn… corresponds to the English terms:
 Safe, confident and comfortable.

Advanced Forms

CharacterMeaningRegion# of Moves w/ Choon Bee# of Counts w/ Choon Bee
 Bassai Dae (the greaterN/A N/APal CheFortress/
Selection of best techniquesHa Nam, S. China52
 Nai Han Ji Cho Dan900 Yrs agoN/ANeh Bo JinWarrior on HorsebackInward Step AdvanceHa Buk, N. China 35
 Sip SooN/AN/AJit DeaBearTen HandsHa Buk, N. China29
 Bong Hyung Il Bu
KJN St. James