Tenets of Tae Kwon-Do
Courtesy or 예의 in Korean Hangul (pronounced ye-wee)
Simple words like thank you and please. Be Polite to one another and respect others.
Address instructors as Sir or Ma'am and be attentive when they are speaking.
Integrity or 염치 in Korean Hangul (pronounced yom-chee)
Knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Tae Kwon-Do students strive to be honest and live by moral principles.
Perseverance or 인내 in Korean Hangul (pronounced een-nay )
Having the patience to finish what you start. It's not giving up no matter how long it takes.
Self-Control or 극기 in Korean Hangul (pronounced gook-gee)
Controlling your emotions when things make you mad.
It's the strongest person who wins over oneself rather than someone else.
Indomitable Spirit or 백절불굴 in Korean Hangul (pronounced beckjool boolgool)
The true Tae Kwon-Do student will never give up.
You may make many mistakes but you know in your heart that you can do it.
You believe in yourself.
I Shall observe the tenets of TaeKwon-Do
I shall respect the instructor and seniors
I shall never misuse TaeKwon-Do
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
I shall build a more peaceful world