- When your name is called out, stand up, shout "Here Sir!", bow, and run up to your place.
Don't just walk up as that implies laziness and a less than enthuastic attitude.
- When doing exercises, always make sure to exhale and to keep in time with the rest of the group.
Remember if you are faster or slower than the rest of your group then the examiners attention will be focused on you, and he will have more opportunity to spot your mistakes.
Remember - Majority Rules, stick with the rest of your group.
- Always perform your techniques with the maximum amount of power possible - to do otherwise indicates lack of effort and you will be marked down.
- If you are in the middle of your pattern and you suddenly forget the next move, do not stand to the side and sit out the whole pattern.
Rather try and join in with the rest of your group at the next possible move.
Your examiner can understand forgetting a move but will have to mark you down more for not knowing the entire pattern.
Alternatively - stop, take a deep breath, and start the pattern again.
- When at ease, stand straight with both hands behind your back.
Do not fidget, fix your hair, start humming a tune, look around you or adjust your clothing or anything like that, just look straight ahead with your hands behind your back.
- If you are asked a question which you cannot remember the answer to (or you don't know) do NOT say you don't know - rather say "I'm sorry sir, but I can't remember."
Gradings can be stressful and cause you to forget things - the examiner knows this.
- When dismissed, bow, shout "Tae Kwon! Thank you sir!" and fall off to the back of the hall bowing once more before stepping off the mats.