of Tae Kwon Do
Do transforms one's character and enables one to maintain
composure and security, which will in turn create patience
and modesty. This will eventually lead a person to overcome
themselves with self-sacrifice, thus becoming an outstanding
leader in society.
kind and treat everyone with respect.
the nucleus to most all martial arts. It is essential that
all students treat the instructors and classmates with the
utmost respect. This is done by bowing often, shaking hands,
saying "thank you". Respect must also be shown
outside the studio.
honest and always try to do the right thing.
A very important
quality for attaining black belt is integrity beyond reproach.
Do not lie, steal, or cheat. If you do make a mistake correct
it when possible, and do not repeat it.
patient with yourself and always keep trying.
It is easy
to give up when things get difficult. If you have a feasible
goal, you should not let others discourage you. Try your
hardest in everything you do and you will be rewarded.
humble. Control your words and actions.
to take responsibility for what you say and do. Controlling
anger is extremely important for a martial artist. Learning
self-defense is a great responsibility. It is imperative
to use the art appropriately - at the right time and place.
confidence, believe in yourself.
fire inside of you is a driving force to succeed in many things.
Do not let others discourage or defeat you. You are valuable
and can accomplish many things. Trust in yourself and know
that you can do it!
Kwon Do is a Way of Life.
are encouraged to live according to the Tenets of Tae Kwon