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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?

Yes! Prospective members are encouraged to watch or try out a class or two. However, please contact us in advance so that we are expecting you.

Do you offer trial memberships?

We offer one-month memberships only.

Can I get a membership refund?

As we commit in advance to securing training space (our primary operational expense), we cannot offer membership refunds. If you are unsure about your ability to train consistently, a one-month membership is recommended.

Do you offer children's classes?

We do not currently offer separate classes for children. Our members are primarily adults, although students 13 and older are welcome.


What do I wear to practice?

Practice is generally conducted barefoot, and a taekwondo uniform is required after your first week of training. Until you have a uniform, comfortable workout clothes are sufficient. Shoes (taekwondo shoes or other lightweight indoor training shoe) are optional and may be helpful for some trainees–inquire in practice about options.

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.

Can I attain rank through DC Taekwondo?

Yes: DC Taekwondo holds rank exams for gup levels (below 1 Dan, black belt) approximately three times each year. Dan level exams are arranged as needed, and Kukkiwon certification is provided for our members.

I already have a taekwondo rank. What belt should I wear?

We generally recognize gup-level ranks from other taekwondo programs, although we may require you wear a different rank based on differences in curriculum. Black belts must have Kukkiwon certification in order to wear their rank. Feel free to contact us regarding your specific situation.

Contact Us

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(202) 930-0853

47618 14th St., NW Washington, DC 20011

Tues-Thurs: 7-9pm