Club (Kwoon) Rules

Club (Kwoon) Rules and Etiquette

  1. You must be a student in good standing financially with dues fully paid to train at Golden Harmony Kung fu.
  2. Leave your ego behind or do not enter the hall. You are here to train in Kung fu, as is everyone.
  3. You must wear a Golden Harmony T-Shirt, Tank or Kung-fu top with black or white pants, preferably kung-fu style pants. Indoor formal classes also require the wearing of your sash. This is mandatory.
  4. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class so you can change and prepare yourself for the lesson ahead. Latecomers will be admitted at the instructor’s discretion, if at all.
  5. Bow in before entering and exiting the Kwoon.
  6. Bow to your classmates and teacher upon entering and when you depart. Junior students are always to bow first to the Sifu and to other senior students.
  7. Keep your uniform clean and odor-free.
  8. Do NOT wear any make-up, strong deodorant or perfume, cologne, jewelry, watches, bracelets, necklaces or piercings onto the floor.
  9. Keep your fingernails short so as not to hurt your training partners.
  10. Indoor martial arts shoes and bare feet only are permitted in the Kwoon.
  11. Address your seniors as Si Hing (males) and Si Jay (females) and the head instructor as Si Fu.
  12. Please be as quiet as possible in the changing areas and hallways so as not to disturb an ongoing class.
  13. Do not leave empty water bottles or other personal litter in the Kwoon.
  14. If you are thirsty, ask for permission before you hydrate.
  15. If you are injured or sick, let the instructor know, and participate to your ability.
  16. If you are going to be late, you must inform the instructor beforehand.
  17. If you are going to miss multiple classes, please notify the school.
  18. No swearing or foul language is permitted in the Kwoon.
  19. No talking or fraternizing in the Kwoon. Please keep the lesson subject as the subject of any conversation while training within the Kwoon.
  20. Do not distract from the lesson at hand, or interrupt the instructor.
  21. Questions are always welcome unless the Sifu asks that you refrain from asking something until after a particular lesson/exercise.
  22. NEVER show anyone techniques you have learned at Golden Harmony Kung fu as this is dangerous and potentially lethal. Kung fu is NOT A TOY.