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Class Structure

Club Rules


  1.  Arrive at least 15 minutes before the class is scheduled to start.

  2.  Do not wear any type of jewellery in class.

  3.  Salute the flag when entering and leaving the Dojang (Training Hall).

  4.  Avoid taking part in loud or controversial activities. Students should remain silent, especially during the Start and End of class.

  5.  Warm up prior to class.

  6.  Do not chew gum.

  7.  Wear a clean white Dobohk (Uniform) with no markings except the Dragon Tang Soo Do Badge’s.

  8.  Use water only to wash out your mouth during training.

  9.  All students should help in cleaning the Dojang, since a high level of cleanliness must be maintained.

  10.  Students should notify their Instructor in advance of any absence.

  11.  Instructors and Black Belts should always be addressed in a respectful manner.

  12.  Maintain a positve, respectful, and well disciplined attitude at all times.

  13.  Observe the rules of Dragon Tang Soo Do to the best of your ability.


Class Operation


All classes are run the same way. Students should arrive 15 minutes before the class is scheduled to start, to warm-up and to help the Instuctor when required.


Opening of Class


On the Instructor’s command, students will line up according to rank and seniority. The highest ranking member will be on the right. The Instructor will take position in the front centre of the class. The highest ranking member will say the commands:

  • Cha Ryut (Attention)

  • Kukgi Bae Rye (Salute the flag)

  • Ba Ro (Return)

  • Muk Yum (Meditation)

  • Ba Ro (Return)

  • Cha Ryut (Attention)

  • Sah Bum Nim E Kyung Yet (Bow to Instructor)


Content of the Class


The majority of the classes will contain learning and practicing all Dragon Tang Soo Do techniques, which include:

  • Basic Techniques: Stances, kick techniques, hand techniques and blocks.

  • Self Defence: Techniques used to defend against grabs and attacks.

  • Hyungs (forms/patterns): Predetermined sequential moves against imaginary opponents.

  • One-Step Sparring: Predetermined counter attackes practiced against a partner.

  • Free Sparring: Semi-contact fighting against a partner.


Closing of Class


Classes will end the same way as the Opening of Class. All students should help to clean up the Dojang (Training Hall) after the class has finished.

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