Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s some frequently asked questions. If you don’t see your question on the list, let us know!
May I watch a practice before I join?
Do you offer trial memberships?
We offer one-month memberships for those who may not be sure whether our training is right for them. After one month, you will know for sure. The four-month and one-year memberships afford a significant reduction in
Can I get a membership refund?
Do you offer children's classes?
Is it possible to participate in the meditation sessions only?
Yes! Meditation sessions may be attended on a drop-in basis for $5/session. They are also included as a benefit for supporting members. If you are planning to drop in for meditation, please let us know in advance so we can let you know the exact sit schedule for that day.
What do I wear to practice?
Will I need any other equipment?
Taekwondo: You will ultimately want to acquire protective equipment for free sparring, but this is not required for beginners.
Zazen: You will need a cushion to sit on. Cushions can be either the traditional zafu or improvised (folded hogu, yoga block, etc.) We are often able to provide improvised cushions, but for consistency of practice your own zafu is recommended.
Can I attain rank through DC Taekwondo?
I already have a taekwondo rank. What belt should I wear?
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