Taekwondo Tenets and Student Oath

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TAEKWONDO TENETS

COURTESY

Be polite to one another, encourage the sense of justice and distinguish the instructor from the student and the senior from the junior.

INTEGRITY

You must be able to know right from wrong, and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt. You must be able to learn from your mistakes and use them as a tool for yourself in the future not to make the same mistakes again.

PERSEVERANCE

To achieve something, whether it is a higher degree or the perfection of a technique, one must set a goal then constantly strive for it. Never give up on something to which you have a strong moral conviction. One of the most important aspects in becoming a leader of Taekwondo is to overcome every difficulty through perseverance. Keep trying, never give up.

SELF-CONTROL

This tenet is very important inside and outside the school, whether conducting oneself in free sparring or in one's personal affairs. A loss of self-control in free sparring can prove disastrous to both student and opponent. Do not lose your temper.

INDOMITABLE SPIRIT

A student of Taekwondo should at all times be modest and maintain a positive attitude.

TEAMWORK

Teamwork means that students will try to cooperate, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback to help each other succeed in martial arts and in life.

STUDENT OATH


I shall observe the tenets of Taekwondo.

I shall respect Instructors and senior students.

I shall never misuse Taekwondo.

I will be a champion of freedom and justice.

I will build a more peaceful world.