The Good Student’s Code of Conduct...

I will arrive for training and other events on time.

I will make sure that I have my correct uniform, belt and equipment with me.

I will make sure that my hair is off my face, my finger and toenails are kept short and that all jewellery has been removed.

I will bow before entering or leaving the training hall (dojang).

I will have fun, act in a safe manner and encourage other students to do the same.

I will always respect those around me including other students, opponents, instructors, officials and parents.

I will accept instructors’, examiners’ and officials’ decisions without question or complaint.

I will listen carefully when spoken to and act as directed where appropriate.

I will never bully others, nor will I keep quiet if someone else is being bullied.

I will congratulate all students on their performance regardless of the tournament or grading outcome.

I will give other students a hand if they need it.

I will always do my best and give 100% effort in whatever I do.

I recognise that I am an ambassador for my discipline and others taking part in martial arts.

I will never use my martial arts outside the training environment except for the defence of myself or my family in the event of extreme danger or unprovoked attack.

Coaches' Code of Conduct...

Children and adults come into martial arts for a variety of reasons; it is the duty of the coach / instructor to recognise this and stimulate continued participation.

Coaches / Instructors should...                              

Be over 18

Hold a North East Martial Arts black belt in Taekwon-Do or Korean Kickboxing

Have public liability insurance

Have a DBS check

Carry a first aid kit                    

Have emergency contact numbers for all participants


Coaches / Instructors should...                              

Create an environment in which participants are free from fear and harassment. Not engage in any type of abuse or bullying behaviour.

Should not develop intimate relationships with students.

Safeguard themselves and North East Martial Arts against false accusation by ensuring good practice according to the child protection policy.          

Take action if they are concerned about the behaviour of an adult towards a child or vulnerable person.


Coaches / Instructors should be positive role models. They should...                              

Be well presented, clean and tidy for all training sessions.

Arrive early to set up.

Not undertake undesirable behaviour in front of students (smoking, swearing etc).


Coaches / Instructors should recognise the rights of students...                              

To be treated as individuals.

To receive fair and honest feedback.

To have the intensity of activities set to reflect their ability.

Parents' Code of Conduct...

The Coaches and Instructors of North East Martial Arts fully acknowledge that parents / carers are an integral part of the partnership, which ensures that young students enjoy their involvement in the sport and experience an environment in which they can flourish.                              

Parents / Carers should...                              

Ensure that children arrive on time for class and are collected on time from class. Children aged 12 or above may walk home or use public transport with your permission provided that the instructor has been informed in advance.

Ensure that children are correctly attired and equipped for martial arts training. Ensure that children who require medication, such as an inhaler, always have it with them and know how to administer it.                         

Remember to inform the coach or instructor of any injuries, health or welfare issues. Let us know if your personal details change.

Provide their child with a bottle of water for drink breaks. We do not recommend caffeinated or carbonated drinks.                              

Focus on the child’s efforts and enjoyment rather than winning or losing. Encourage students to participate within the rules and regulations of the club. Let the coaches coach.

Respect the decision of grading or tournament officials and teach children to do the same.                         

Remove younger siblings from the venue if they are noisy.


Parents / Carers should not...                              

Bring a child to class if they have been off school due to illness.

Ridicule or chastise their child or other students for making a mistake, failing a grading or being unsuccessful in a tournament.

Question the referee or examiner’s decisions during tournaments or gradings.

Use foul, sexist, racist or homophobic language or gestures at any time.

Use their mobile phones during class or during gradings.

Allow younger siblings to run about or make noise whilst watching a class. All devises must be set to silent.

Take video footage or photographs during class.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how North East Martial Arts uses and protects any information that you give to us.

What information will North East Martial Arts collect?

We may collect and hold the following personally identifiable information:

First name and surname

Date of Birth

Telephone numbers and email address

Postal Address

Medical history relative to exercise

Emergency contact details

Security of this information:

This information is only accessible to North East Martial Arts instructors.

How will North East Martial Arts use this information?

The information is used for, but not limited to:

Sending information reguarding classes, news, events

Contacting parents of members who are late for collection

Reaching emergency contacts in the event of an injury

North East Martial Arts mailing lists

Emails for the entire membership will come from Mailchimp. View their privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Emails for individuals or smaller groups will come from faye at northeastmartialarts dot co dot uk

Controlling your personal data

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

If you no longer wish to recieve emails from North East Martial Arts you may click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any emails coming via Mailchimp, or contact faye at northeastmartialarts dot co dot uk to be removed from the mailing list.

If you believe that any information we hold on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact Faye as soon as possible.


Our safeguaring policy can be viewed here.

If you have concerns about or child or vulnerable adult within our club, you can contact Faye on 0771-961-5132.

If you'd like to speak to someone outside of North East Martial Arts, you can use one of the following numbers:

NSPCC helpline - 0808 800 5000

Newcastle Initial Response Service - 0191 277 2500

Northumbria Police - 101, or 999 in an emergency

Risk Assessment

Participating in any sport or exercise activity comes with risk. Taekwon-do is not only a contact activity, but one which involves combat. In joining our club, members assume all risk.

Our risk assessment can be viewed here.