OTA - Rules & Regulations

  • All directives, rules and regulations of the OMR Taekwondo Academy must be accepted and strictly followed by all students.
  • Misusing this noble art, showing off, bullying around, demonstrating Karate/Taekwondo without the Academy's permission, teaching without authorization and advertisements and publications without sanctions from the Academy are prohibited and shall attract severe punitive action.
  • Loyalty to the Sensei/Instructor and the Academy; dedication to the Art; good mental, moral and physical discipline; patience and self control; bravery and courage are of vital importance to our TKD who must treat all matters relating to martialarts technique, organization and administration as top secret.
  • Very great emphasis is given to respect to superiors, senior belts and elders and any complaints of disrespect will be treated seriously.
  • Though all necessary precautions will be taken, Taekwondo is a martial art and injuries are quite common. The OMR TKD, the Sensei/Instructor or any of its member constituents shall not be held responsible in any ways for injuries of any kind including fatal ones as a result of training and sparring in Taekwondo.
  • Sparring and fighting practice is part of Martial Art training and the applicant hereby informs all Government authorities, the state and legal bodies including the Police Commissioner, I.G's and D.G.P's that any injury of any kind to the person will not be complained upon and this applicant is choosing Martial Art training of his/her own voluntary will(in case of minor, parent/guardian's will). No compensation of any kind will be claimed from the OMR TKD or the Instructors.
  • None of the fees - training, registration, grading etc., are refundable. Monthly fees must be paid on the first class of every month.
  • The syllabus for training will be selected by the Sensei who is the Technical Director. Students are directed to follow the syllabus for martial arts training formulated by the OMR TKD Instructor only.
  • Any special training like intensive courses, home instructions, special camps, self defence specials, etc., must have the formal sanction of the OMR TKD. The OMR TKD reserves the right to initiate action against, suspend and dismiss any student who disobeys the rules and regulations.
  • Dedicated students who serve the organization in all its activities will be given preference in training, competitions, grading, demonstration and in all other representations of the OMR TKD.

The Dojo is a place where we train. It is important to show respect. Keep in mind that "Dojo" refers not only to the training area but to the entire area inside the building. Maintaining and practicing courtesy in the dojo pertains to all areas of the dojo. Visitors and observers are also expected to follow the following etiquette and rules. The below two rules are very important. Failure to follow these rules will result in termination of all classes, membership as well as removal of certification for any rank held within our school or federation.

  • Obey all dojo rules.
  • Be punctual about scheduled training, and meetings.
  • Wear traditional Karate Gi (Uniform) properly and neatly at all times.
  • Keep the Taekwondo Dobok (Uniform) clean and in good repair at all times.
  • Keep your body clean, finger and toe nails trimmed short.
  • Do not wear rings, bracelets, neck chains, or any jewels.
  • Do not chew gum or have candy or food while in the dojo.
  • Bowing to be performed upon entering and leaving the floor. (People bow to each other as a greeting and a sign of mutual respect).
  • Bowing to be performed towards the instructors upon commencement of formal class.
  • Bowing to be performed between Taekwondo prior to mutual exercise and upon completion of that exercise; Senior Taekwondo will stand or kneel on the "upper side" of the dojo.
  • Always inform the instructor or teacher when you will be taking a leave of absence.
  • Remain quiet and attentive in the dojo, even though not exercising, sitting, or kneeling on the proper side of the floor.
  • Do not idly sit or lie on the floor in a position that might interfere with others exercising, but take the traditional positions.
  • There will be NO playing around in the dojo or the dressing rooms.
  • Always be courteous in behaviour and helpful to juniors and each other.
  • Only Karate/Kobudo students will be allowed to handle weapons (with prior permission).
  • Always be earnest and serious, especially in contest. The spirit of fair play, to fight fair and square, to be obedient to the Referee's judgment, and to attach more importance to the attitude of the match than the results, is the greatest importance.
  • Contribute to keeping the dojo in clean condition and other general maintenance.
  • Must pay monthly training fee on time as a sign of respect and responsibility towards the academy.
  • Do not ask when you can move up to a higher level. Your sensei will inform you when you are ready.
  • Strive to promote the true spirit of the 'Martial Art' by the development of the following:
    a. Respect (Courtesy to others)
    b. Character (Mental Development)
    c. Humility (Never lose sight of your shortcomings)
    d. Health (Physical Development)
    e. Skill (Proficiency in martial art)