Rules of the Kwoon

3 Major Rules

  • Bow when entering and exiting the training area (this is referred to as the Kwoon or Dojo)

  • No talking during lessons

  • All members’ bodies, hair, uniforms & training gear must be clean

Extended Rules

  • No use of profanity in the Kwoon 

  • You may not get a drink at any time during a lesson unless told to do so by your instructor

  • Shirts must be worn at all times (except in specific sparring)

  • Nails to be trimmed short

  • No perfumes or colognes

  • Do not leave the tatami without permission of your instructor

  • Be on time for classes

  • Remove rings or other metal before training

  • Long hair must be tied back

  • Instructor to be referred to as Sifu, Sensei or Professor, according to their tradition

  • Drugs or alcohol use is strictly prohibited

  • Refrain from using your skills in public unless necessary

  • "Osu" is a sign of respect and is appropriate response when given instruction or correction by your instructor

  • Consider your partner's safety at all times

  • Members of Totality Martial Arts Academy are free to train at other schools

  • When visiting other schools, seminars or competing in tournaments, always show respect and courtesy that brings honor to Totality Martial Arts Academy 

  • Visitors are welcome as long as they respect dojo rules, and must be invited or ask permission before visiting, fill out the waiver & pay for any fees prior to training 

  • Sandals are mandatory

  • Rash guards or t-shirts are mandatory