Tenets of Tae Kwon Do
The Five Tenets of Tae Kwon Do
Courtesy (I Yee)
To promote the spirit of mutual concessions
To be ashamed of one’s vices, contempting that of others
To be polite to one another
To encourage the sense of justice
To distinguish the instructor from student, and senior from junior
Integrity (Yom Chi)
The instructor must be true to our art in word and deed
Students must not fix breaking materials for demonstrations
The instructor cannot hide bad technique with false praise
Students cannot ask for, or buy rank
Students shouldn't gain rank for ego or power
The instructor can't teach our art for materialistic gain
Perseverance (In Nae)
"Patience leads to Virtue or Merit." To achieve something one must set his goal and constantly strive to that end. Don't be a Quitter.
Self Control (Guk Gi)
The student must always be in control of his mind and body. In class he has a responsibility to his fellow students to never lose his temper or control. In life he must be an example of our art.
Indomitable Spirit (Baek Oul Bool Gool)
To be a champion you can never afford to quit. Being behind in anything means only that you must try harder. Tae Kwon Do students never quit.