Grandmaster Konrad Spillman is vice-president of Taekwon-do International. His school website contains a very lengthy page concerning school etiquette.

I’ve hesitated offering this information for the simple reason that student/teacher etiquette is something that should be learned from the example of the teacher and senior students.

While I consider our senior students to be exemplary role models, we are not quite so fortunate as to be surrounded by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th degree black belts in New York City who have been under the leadership of Grandmaster Kim for many years.

I’m encouraging our students to please read this lengthy list and take away from it what you feel is important and relevant. Much of the information revolves around basic humility, consideration of others before self, and self-control.

Please remember that as your rank increases, so too does the expectation of your behavior both in and out of class.

Raymond Mannion 2nd Dan

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