TKD Code

The goal of Tan’s Taekwondo at the PCYC Ipswich is to help all students achieve their fullest potential and develop physical and mental strength.

Through training the mind and body you can truly learn this fascinating art. Through diligent practice, you will gain knowledge, discipline and confidence. Everyone can join, everyone can learn and everyone will benefit from Taekwondo. Students progress at a different pace, each according to their desire, ability and the effort put forward. The harder you practice, the greater the rewards.

Taekwondo philosophy

The art of Taekwondo exists in two dimensions. One, is the physical aspect, the other is the mental or spiritual teachings. The philosophy’s objective is pure and simple, to help bring about more harmonious living among the people of this planet. It does not infringe on any religious, ethnic, or social beliefs and therefore is a universal code by which all people can live. It is, simply…

“Respect each other, help each other and be honest, always standing by the weak”

This Code of Behaviour aims to set out the minimum standards for anyone involved in PCYC Ipswich Taekwondo. It applies when training or taking part in club-sanctioned activities.

  • Act within the rules and spirit of Taekwondo.
  • Show respect and courtesy to all involved with Taekwondo.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance exists) with people under the age of 18.
  • Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.

Taekwondo Students

  • Give your best at all times.
  • Show respect for instructors/coaches, other students and officials and look after training equipment.
  • Whenever entering or leaving the training room (Dojang), students must execute a bow of respect to the front of the Dojang and to the Instructor.
  • No eating, chewing gum or drinking (except for a water bottle) in the Dojang at any time.
  • Upon meeting a Black Belt, all students must execute a bow of courtesy. The Black Belt will then acknowledge you with a return bow.
  • When speaking to an Instructor, students must use ‘Sir’, ‘Madam’ or ‘Mr/Mrs/Ms’, preceding the last name.
  • Students who own a Taekwondo uniform (Dobok) should wear it to class. Uniforms must be clean and neat with the patches attached correctly and belt tied properly. During class, it is acceptable for students to wear a Tans Taekwondo or PCYC t-shirt in place of the V-neck Taekwondo shirt.
  • Students must remove all watches and jewellery (with the exception of flat wedding bands) before training.
  • Students must observe a high degree of personal hygiene. Toe and finger nails must be kept clean and trim.
  • Be on time for classes. If you arrive early do not disturb the class, stretch or practice quietly.
  • Techniques must never be used outside of the class for any reason except in self-defense involving your safety and the safety of others.
  • No Free Sparring without an Instructor’s permission and supervision. Students must use protective gear when required and train in a safe manner.
  • Students planning to grade must train as follows: white, yellow and blue belt students – at least two times/week, red belts and black belt students – at least three times/week.
  • Students who cannot attend classes should notify the Instructor as a sign of courtesy. Do not come to training if you are unwell.

Taekwondo Competition Students

  • Students wishing to compete must be attending Club training at least three times/week.
  • Students wishing to undertake special training sessions at other clubs must check with the Instructor first.
  • Students must win a gold medal at a Queensland selection competition to qualify for Australian National Championships.
  • Students wishing to enter a competition must check with the Instructor before
  • Students must adhere to the rules of competition and respect all competition officials.
  • Students should encourage teammates to achieve and succeed.

Instructors and Coaches

  • Place the safety and welfare of the students above all else.
  • Help each person to reach their potential. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.
  • Ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development.


  • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of Taekwondo as a whole.
  • Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly.
  • Conduct volunteer roles with due care, competence and diligence.

Parents and Supporters

  • Encourage your student to participate, do their best and have fun.
  • Focus on your student’s effort and performance, rather than winning or losing.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a student for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Do not speak to students or instructors while a class is being held.
  • Help out the instructor/s at training and competitions, when asked.
  • Ensure your student’s attendance at training and competition events.
  • Model appropriate behaviour, including respect for the instructors, other students, families, volunteers and officials.
  • Reject the use of harassment, bullying or violence in any form, whether by other spectators, officials or students.
  • Support your student in meeting their requirements (above).

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