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                                 SHABAZZ TAEKWONDO GUIDELINES & RULES

  1. Before starting this class consult your physician first.

  2. Tell the instructor about any and all existing or previous medical problems concerning you. 

  3. Address the instructor as Sensei, Sir or Mr. Shabazz.  Call all black belts sir or Mister or Miss (with surname).

  4. Class will start and end on time. Late students will not be allowed to participate in any class that is already in progress.

  5. Wear a solid black karate gi same style as the instructor wears.  Only have our school patch on uniform no other .  Which should be worn on the upper left hand side.  Proper uniform must be worn by all students at school and at competition.  For first class only, any loose clothing is permitted.  No uniform means no class or workout in school.  Also bring your own protective gear to every class.

  6.  Students should keep their uniform clean and pressed at all times.  Students should take care to pay respect to their own bodies and keep themselves clean.  Fingernails and toenails should be clipped and kept short to help prevent injuries to yourself and other students.  No jewelry, watches, rings, metal of any sort, except prescription eye glasses should be worn.  

  7. No one is allowed to wear shoes in class area.  Bare feet or clean socks only for class participation.

  8. Visitors must be approved and given the permission of the instructor to watch the class and be on school premises.  Visitors must be seated and remain quiet.  Not disturbing the class and creating a disturbance.  As a rule we only let visitors stay who are coming to sign-up or performing a service for the school.

  9. No smoking, alcoholic beverages, recreational drugs, profanity, stealing, illegal weapons or bullying, disrespectful behaviour allowed on school premises.  No eating, drinking or gum chewing allowed during class.  Also the chain of command must be followed strictly.  

  10. No student may train with weapons unless permission is given by the head instructor.

  11. If for any reason a student has to leave the dojang (school) before the class is over, he or she should get permission from the instructor, unless they received permission prior to the class starting.

  12. Upon entering and exiting bow towards the flag then towards the instructor if he is present. If the class has already started before you enter, after bowing wait for the instructor's acknowledgment of your bow and his permission to join the class.

  13. At the beginning and end of class, students will line up left to right according to belt rank. After the command "Fall Out" or "Class Dis-missed" is given at the end of class all students remain briefly and shake hands with instructor and all students present, congratulating each other on a good class.

  14. WARNINGS FOR:  Any student or visitor caught on school grounds breaking any of the rules and guidelines mentioned here will be given a warning for each infraction.  Anyone with a total of 3 warnings within a 90 day period will be suspended for 6 months from entering school grounds and participating in all of our activities on or off school grounds.

  15. Anyone caught stealing or possessing any illegal drugs or in possession of a illegal firearm or trying to physically abuse anyone on school grounds will be suspended for life from entering school grounds and participating in any and all of our activities on or off school grounds.   

  16. Any student who needs to take a leave of absence or dropout for any reason should  

     fill out and submit a leave of absence form.

                                                      OUR CODE OF ETHICS              

We are a Martial Arts Family and this is our way of life which promotes Respect,                Discipline, Physical Fitness, Self Defense & Good Health through hard work. The follow- ing is the code of ethics that we train, compete and live by:

  1. I will give 100% positive effort in everything I attempt to do.

  2. I will always strive to be honest, loyal, truthful, respectful and morally upright to myself and everyone I come in contact with. 

  3. I will always treat my body as a temple and not pollute it with smoking, alcohol, recreational drugs, unhealthy food and drink.

  4. I will never be the aggressor but will defend myself if physically attacked or threaten.

                                                     BELT RANKING SYSTEM      


BELT RANK                                                               FORM 

1)  White                                                                    Ki-Cho One

2)  Yellow                                                                  Taegeuk One

3)  Orange                                                                 Taegeuk Two

4)  Green                                                                   Taegeuk Three

5)  Blue                                                                      Taegeuk Four

6)  Purple                                                                   Taegeuk Five

7)  Brown                                                                   Taegeuk Six

8)  Red                                                                       Taegeuk Seven

9)  Black/Red                                                             Must know Taegeuk forms 1 to 8 and 

                                                                                  the black belt form Koryo.

10)  First Degree Black Belt                                     Keumgang and Taebaek

NOTE:  The form on the right must be known and master for the belt rank on the left to be promoted to the next highest belt rank.

EXAMPLE:  The white belt must know and master Ki-Cho One form in order to be promoted to yellow belt rank.

                                     OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION       

1)  At all times follow full instructions and school rules. Always be respectful to everyone

2)  Perform the form 3 times with no mistakes.

3)  Execute all warm-up exercises, basic blocks, kicks and punches with proper                     technique and no mistakes.

4)  Two control sparing matches with two students with your current belt rank or higher.

5)  Using proper technique execute board breaking.

6)  The black belt test will also require a printed exam covering Taekwondo history and         general knowledge.  You must be age 16 or older to be promoted to black belt. 

7)  There is a minimum 90 day mandatory wait between each promotion from white to           brown belt.  And a 180 day mandatory wait before a brown belt can be promoted to           red belt.  Another 180 day mandatory wait before a red belt can be promoted to                 black/red belt.  And a mandatory one year wait before a black/red belt can take their         black belt test. Two year minimum wait between first degree and second degree               black belt promotion test.


                                           PROMOTION TEST SCHEDULE

Promotion tests are held during the months listed below:

1)  March

2)  June

3)  September

4)  December


LOWER BELT RANK                 MIDDLE BELT RANK                      HIGH BELT RANK

1)  White                                   1)  Green                                        1)  Brown

2)  Yellow                                 2)  Blue                                           2)  Red

3)  Orange                                3)  Purple                                        3)  Red-Black

                                                                                                         4)  First Dan Black        




PUNCHES & STRIKES                             KICKS 

1)  Jab                                                     1)  Front Kick

2)  Right Cross                                        2)  Side Kick

3)  Hook                                                  3)   Roundhouse Kick

4)  Upper Cut                                          4)   Crescent Kick

5)  Overhand Right                                 5)   Hook Kick

6)  Back Fist                                           6)   Axe Kick

7)  Hammer Fist                                      7)  Reverse Kicks

8)  Reverse Punches                               8)  Exchange Jump Kicks

9)  Ridge Hand




We teach Taegeuk Poomse (forms) 1 thru 8 for white to red/black belt. Also black belt forms Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek, Pyorgwon and more.   


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We safely and correctly teach the use of the following Martial Art weapons for tournament competition where applicable:    1) Nun-Chuks (Foam),   2) Short Stick, 

3) Sword (Wooden)

4)  Kubotan.


                                       STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Our student of the year award is given to the student with the most points for that specific year.  Every current student is given 1 point for each complete class attended. Two points for each successful promotion test taken.  Also 3 points for every tournament competed in with us as a school and team. The winning student will receive a medal.


                                      STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

1)  2018 Kim Marsh

2)  2017 Kim Marsh

3)  2016 Dustin Liggett

4)  1991 Ata Shakir

5)  1990 Jermaine Blue

6)  1989 Gregory L. Campbell Jr. (male) & Katrina Gayton (female)  

7)  1988 Gregory L. Campbell Jr. (male) & Lolita Kirk (female)

                               BEST ATTENDANCE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

1)  2018 Kim Marsh

2)  2017 Kim Marsh

3)  2016 Dustin Liggett

4)  1990 Jermaine Blue

5)  1989 Gregory L. Campbell Jr.

6)  1988 Gregory L. Campbell Jr.

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