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.