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LeeHan Welcomes You

We are excited to help you grow strong together.  Please check the student quick start guide below:


Uniform and Belt

We have a standard uniform for all students.  The Uniform must be kept neat and clean.  The sleeves may not be rolled up. The uniform is required for all formal events such as tournaments and belt advancement testings.


  1. Wrap the stripe side of the belt around your waist.

  2. Wrap the stripe side of the belt around your waist a second time.

  3. Lay the stripe side flat against the wrapped layers.  Ensure both sides of the belt are equal length.

  4. The stripe side goes underneath both wrapped layers. 

  5. Cross the sides.  Wrap the non-stripe side up and around the stripe side.

  6. Pull both sides tight.  The knot should point to the right.  The stripe should be displayed on the right.




Bowing is a form of body language in Martial Arts.  A bow can be used to say “hello ma'am/sir”, “good-bye ma'am/sir”, “thank you ma'am/sir”, and “you’re welcome ma'am/sir”.  Bowing is also a way of showing both courtesy and acceptance.  When two people bow towards each other they are showing mutual respect.  Martial Artists demonstrate respect by bowing to the flags before entering or leaving the training floor, to the master, to senior belts at the beginning and the end of class, and to a martial arts partner before and after each interaction.  It is a big part of martial arts to bow whenever and wherever you see each other.  Over time, you will find that bowing has become a natural form of expressing the special relationship you have with your fellow martial artists.


1. The student stands, body straight, and relaxed.

2. Both feet are together.

3. The hands should be held straight at the sides of the body.

4. Bend the head down to a 45 degree angle and bend deeply at the waist.

5. When bowing, one’s eyes look downward.


Basic Korean Terminology

Students greet when they see each other and students say good job, thank you, and please to their fellow students.  Let's practice the basic Korean terminology.  Pronunciation refers to the manner in which a word is spoken.  Focus on listening and repeating.  Do not focus on reading what is on the screen.  Instead.


Hello Ma'am or Sir - Ahn Nyong Ha Sip Ni Ka

Thank you Ma'am or Sir - Gam Sa Hap Ni Da  

Attention Stance - Cha Ryot

Bow - Gyong Neh

On your kneel - Jung Ja

Return - Ba Ro

Internal Energy - Ki Hap

Ready Stance - Jum Bi

Uniform - Do Bok

Martial Arts Academy - Do Jang

Master of Martial Arts - Sa Bum Nim

Fighting Stance - For Taekwondo and Hapkido


How to Start and End the Class

These opening and closing class routines will help our students transition, find focus, & feel calm and also set a welcoming tone, allow students to connect with one another, & encourage goal setting.


It is the responsibility of the senior belt present to be sure class begins in a timely fashion

  1. Senior belt calls : Line up by belt rank

  2. Class responds  : Yes sir and/or ma’am

  3. Senior belt says : Face the flags - Attention stance - Bow

  4. Senior belt says : Face masters - Bow

  5. Senior belt says:  On your kneel

  6. Senior belt says:

Ten articles of mental training (for child students) Listen and Repeat

Be loyal to your country "Loyalty"

Be obedient to your parents "Obedience"

Be loving to your family "Love"

Be cooperative with others "Cooperation"

Be faithful to friends "Faithfulness"

Be respectful of Masters "Respect"

Be honest in personal affairs "Honesty"

Show concern for others "Compassion"

Never attack without reason "Mercy"

Finish what you start "Persistence"

Or student pledge (for adult students) Listen and Repeat

Students understand that the martial arts program works to improve of the whole person.  Therefore, it insists on the constant interaction between the spiritual and the physical. Students will follow the high ideals of all cultures long ago such as acceptance, non-violence, respect for their peers, dedication to duty, and honor to their superiors.

Students shall maintain a good relationship with their school. Students will be loyal to the spirit of martial arts, as well as to those who are inspired by the martial arts spirit.  Since Students have chosen to become a martial artist, Students are thankful to be loyal to its spirit.

Students will not criticize other students.  An unwritten rule of martial arts requires that students only speak well of other students.

Students shall be very careful about making promises, but Students shall keep the ones they do make

Students shall be on time for class.

I shall react in a mature manner in every event, regardless of whether it is favorable, frustrating or disastrous, as I represent my school.

I will always act with my purpose before me I will act with sincerity and honesty.

I will endeavor to overcome any shyness I might feel in front of an audience. In this effort, I will assist my instructors in teaching beginning students whenever possible.

I will not hesitate to take necessary risks in order to develop into an ideal martial artist   

l will finish what I start, to reach my goals, and set new ones.

   8. Senior belt says    : Two claps – Grand bow – Return – Stand up

   9. Class responds     : Courtesy

   10. Senior belt leads : Stretching



  1. Senior belt calls: Line up by belt rank

  2. Class responds: Yes sir and/or ma’am

  3. Senior belt says: Turn around – Listen position – Fix your uniform and belt – Stand up when you are done

  4. Senior belt says: Face the flags - Attention stance - Bow

  5. Senior belt says: Face masters - Bow

  6. Senior belt says: Put your hands on your knees – Say "ki hap" 5 times after me

  7. Class responds:  Repeat after                           

  8. Senior belt says: One two three

  9. Class responds: Three claps

  10. Senior belt says: Who is the best?

  11. Class responds: We are

  12. Senior belt says: Class dismissed 

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