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S. Pavlou Tae Kwon Do Academy is the sole NJ-area school that has a full time 8th degree black belt grand master, Solomon Pavlou, who teaches full-time.


Rules of Concentration

Our students use the following rules of concentration in our classes:

  1. Focus your eyes
  2. Focus your mind
  3. Focus your whole body


The Student Creed

  1. I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth.
  2. I intend to develop self discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
  3. I intend to use what I learned in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and my fellow man, and never to be abusive to others.
  4. I intend to build true confidence through knowledge of the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in the body.
  5. I intend to keep friendship with one another, and to build a strong and happy community.
  6. I intend never to fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop might for right!


My Four Daily Affirmations

  1. Knowledge of the Mind: I am smart because I always learn something good every day.
  2. Honesty of the Heart: I am perfect because I never make mistakes knowingly.
  3. Strength in the Body: I like myself because I always take action to make things happen.
  4. To Be Happy: I am happy that I am me because I always choose to be happy.


Dojang Rules

  • Bow upon entering and leaving the dojang addressing. In addition, bow to and address your instructors or partners as Sir or Ma’am before receiving instructions.
  • Arrive for class on time.
  • Be polite and courteous at all times. Speak in a confident and thoughtful manner.
  • Keep your dobok (uniform) clean and presentable at all times.
  • Place your outdoor shoes in the designated area.
  • If you have any injury, tell your instructor before class begins. If you are injured during class, report it to the instructor right away.
  • Do not speak or carry on conversations when the instructor is speaking or class is in session.
  • Never drag your belt or toss it aside. Respect your belt.
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol at any time while in uniform.
  • Wear your proper uniform when you practice and remove jewelry that may cause you or a partner injury.
  • Do not use offensive language in the dojang or outside of the academy.
  • Never use Taekwondo outside the dojang, unless in self-defense or in defense of someone else – and then only use the least force necessary.
  • Do not brag or boast of your taekwondo abilities inside or outside the dojang.
  • Remember the first rule of self-defense by avoiding conflict wherever possible.


How to Tie Your Belt

  • Make sure your belt is flat and straight on your back.
  • Make sure the front of your belt flaps are even after you tie the knot.
  • Make sure your belt is tight at all times so it does not fall off during class.

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