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Welcome Parents and Current Students

In this section, we have information for current students of Kids TaeKwonDo and Adult Hapkido to assist in their growth in the martial arts. The Student Manuals are located here and should be read by all parents and students. We have instructional forms videos and step by step graphical guides for all forms.

Our School Store for CFMA Online Ordering is linked here. We offer school T-Shirts, Sweat Shirts, Long Sleeve Shirts, Hoodies and a variety of training materials.

School Rules and Policies

The dojang is a serious place of learning. All students and visitors should treat the dojang as they would a church or a library.

In martial arts practice, the key element in a student’s progress is his or her attitude and consistency of training.  Training on a regular weekly schedule is essential to success in Martial Arts.


The central principle that students learn is self-confidence; as they learn to respect themselves, respect and consideration for others comes naturally.

Take Pride in your school.  Keep it Clean!

We ask that each student and family member take pride in your school by helping to keep it clean and trash free, If you see some trash lying around either inside or outside, please pick it up and dispose of it properly. Please report spills, messes, and bathroom accidents to a staff member so we can clean it up. If soap, paper towels, or toilet paper is needed in a bathroom, please let one of the staff know about it. A clean and trash-free school is a school we can all be proud of!


  • If you have a question, approach an instructor and bow. Never call a higher belt over to you.

  • If arriving late for class, one must stand by the entrance until permission to enter the training floor is given by the instructor.

  • If one needs to leave class early, permission must be obtained from the instructor

  • No food, gum or candy is permitted during practice Water bottles and bags should be kept at a designated area.

  • Students should ensure fingernails and toenails are clipped.

  • Proper body hygiene should be maintained in consideration of one’s partners.

  • There is to be no swearing inside the dojang.

  • KI-YUP (YELL) when told to do so.

  • Never sit or lie down unless directed.

  • Always show respect to your seniors and each other and take it upon yourself to help and encourage your juniors. 

  • Practice your forms, one-steps, and self-defense before class begins.


Observation Area

  • The observation area is offered as a convenience to parents and guests of students. Loud and disruptive sounds are distracting to the instructors and students.

  •  The parent or legal guardian must supervise children not actively taking class. Younger siblings, who are in the observation area, MUST be closely monitored by their parent or guardian the entire time. Under no circumstances should they be left unattended.

  •  Guests are to remain in the observation area. Parents may enter the training floor only with the permission of the class instructor. Parents should not distract, or try to get their child's attention while they are training.


Bowing is a sign of respect for one’s instructors or superiors, fellow students, the place in which we train, the arts of Taekwondo, Hapkido, ourselves and for life in general.

We bow before and after every interaction.

Specifically, one should bow:

  • When entering or leaving the training hall (dojang)  

  • Bow before entering and exiting the classroom floor

  • Bow before starting any partner activity.

  • To any higher belt before and after receiving instructions or upon addressing any higher belt

  • Bow when greeting an instructor and other students.

To perform a standing bow, place both heels together with toes angled outward. Place your open hands at your side, fingers together, and shoulders back. Bow from the waist.


  • Student uniforms are to be on before entering the dojang (top & belt included). 

  • A proper uniform (dobok) must be worn during practice. Uniforms should be kept clean and washed regularly

  • When straightening one’s uniform or belt during class, one should turn towards the outer edge of the training area and kneel on one knee.

  • No jewelry should be worn during practice (watches, rings, earrings, body rings, chains, necklaces, etc.) to protect one’s self and one’s partners from injury Wedding bands and religious medallions are the only jewelry items authorized to be worn in class.

Personal Hygiene. Injuries and Medical Conditions

  • Personal Hygiene is very important in a martial arts training environment.  Students should thoroughly wash their hands after using the restroom. Nails should be trimmed and clean.

  • Students who are injured outside of class or who have a medical problem must notify the class instructor prior to the start of class. Parents of minor students must take responsibility to do this.

  • If you are sick, or currently in an infectious state with an ailment, DO NOT come to class.

Facebook School Announcements

Announcements affecting the school will be made on Facebook including, but not limited to, closing for inclement weather or holiday closings.  If the member is too young to have a Facebook account the parent or guardian should choose to “Like” Clemmons Family Martial Arts on Facebook to be aware of school announcements.  If a member has a Facebook account then he/she should “Like” Clemmons Family Martial Arts on Facebook to be aware of school announcements.

Training and Safety

  • Martial arts are a contact sport and there is always an inherent risk of injury. Clemmons Family Martial Arts strives to provide a safe and fun learning environment at all times by implementing rules that must be followed by all students.

  • When practicing Martial Arts techniques with a partner, one must never make a needless test of strength. Martial Arts techniques are capable of seriously injuring a person and therefore students must always practice with care and consideration for their fellow students.

  • The instructor must be obeyed at all times. Advanced students should set a good example for the lower belts.

  • Never spar unless directed.

  • Never modify practice unless directed.

  • Keep practicing until told to stop. If overly fatigued or having sharp pain, you may drop out or stop a specific activity without the instructor’s permission.

  • Never stop practicing for a water break or leave the dojang without permission.

  • Do not demonstrate or teach Martial Arts outside the school without the permission of the chief instructor.


Any student who cannot or will not practice safe behavior towards themselves or someone else may be asked to leave at any time. Clemmons Family Martial Arts has an obligation not only to teach but to protect all of the students within its walls and behavior that is considered extremely disruptive, disrespectful, or dangerous will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to expel any student or parent in order to protect the greater interests of the staff and student body.


  • All adult black belts shall be addressed as “Mr.” “Miss” or “Mrs.” followed by their first or last name. If you don’t know their name, ask. You may also address them as “sir” or “ma’am”

  • Always answer “yes sir” / “no sir” “yes ma’am” / “no ma’am” with intensity when speaking to a Black Belt or instructor. Do Not answer “yeah” “yes” or “uh huh”

  • The Master Instructors shall be addressed as “Master Needham” or “Master Moore”

  • When asked to line up, answer “yes sir” with INTENSITY and quickly move to position.

  • Show your respect to the chief instructor and fellow students by arriving on time for class

  • There is no talking in line, during drills, or self-defense. If you have a question about the curriculum, ask. Do not carry on conversations during class time. This is a Martial Arts School, and you are here to train, not socialize. If you want to be social, please do so before or after class, but not during class

  • Never speak poorly of another martial art style. Each style has its own distinct characteristics and something to offer.

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