New Students

Welcome to the Black Belt USA Studio!

We are very happy to have you as our newest student of Black Belt USA. There are some basic rules our students must follow and we would appreciate it if you came to know these rules as well. Please read the rules and information below and keep them in mind on your first day of Tae Kwon Do for a fun and safe time.

Basic Student Rules

  1. When entering the studio, always bow to the Master and to the instructor before entering.
  2. Likewise, when exiting the studio always bow to the Master and the instructor before you leave.
  3. When stepping onto or off of the blue mat area, always bow towards the American and Korean flag.
  4. Never step onto the blue mat area with your shoes on. There are absolutely no exceptions!
  5. Do not run or walk across the blue mat area when there is a class in progress.
  6. Always answer with "Yes sir" or "No sir,” when asked a question by the Master or instructor.
  7. Do not wear any kind of accessories during class. This includes earrings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, etc.

*All rules apply to students both young and old. Absolutely no exceptions.

What is the Meaning of Tae Kwon Do?
  • Tae: Feet - Using your feet to kick
  • Kwon: Fist - Using hand techniques to block or punch
  • Do: Spirit - The art or spiritual way (respect, discipline, and mental training)
  • Tae Kwon Do is a form of Korean Martial Arts and is an Olympic sport.
  • WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) - Our studio is part of this well known and highly respected Federation based in Seoul, Korea.
Why do we learn Tae Kwon Do?
We learn Taekwondo to build upon our knowledge and habits of respect, discipline, responsibility, and mental strength. We learn to defend ourselves in emergent danger.
Why we use Kihap?
Kihap is a spirit or battle cry we use to encourage students to build self-confidence and courage to excel in Tae Kwon Do, which reflects in their everyday lives.