Tae Kwon 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.
Be kind and treat everyone with respect.
Respect is 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.
Be 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.
Be 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.
Be humble. Control your words and actions.
You need 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.
Have confidence, believe in yourself.
The 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!
Tae Kwon Do is a Way of Life.
Students are encouraged to live according to the Tenets of Tae Kwon Do.