Courtesy Integrity Perseverance Self-Control Indomitable Spirit

Values

Code of Conduct

  1. Students must bow upon entering and leaving the Toe-Chong (training hall).
  2. Courtesy and respect should be shown towards all instructors and students at all times.
  3. Always set a good example for lower belts. Be aware that they will try to emulate higher belt Students.
  4. No Jewerly - except Wedding bands or Medical.
  5. No Eating or Chewing gum during class.
  6. Permission to leave class must be obtained from the Instructor at all times.
  7. No outdoor shoes are to be worn during class.
  8. No talking unless permission is given.

The Five Tenets of Taekwondo

Courtesy

Courtesy

Enduring respect for and consideration of self and others.

Politeness. Humility.

We must consistently strive to be courteous and polite in the face of adversity and turn an otherwise ugly situation into a pleasant experience.

Integrity

Integrity

Steadfast adherence to a strict moral and ethical code.

Honesty. Loyalty.

Adhering to this tenet merely means attempting to live one’s life in accordance with their personal beliefs of that which is right.

Perseverance

Perseverance

A continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failures, or opposition.

Dedication.

We must accept the fact that it is through consistent failures that we learn where we need to concentrate our efforts in order to improve.

Self-Control

Self-Control

The ability of a person to exert their will over one's own impulse, emotions or desires of their body or self.

Patience. Discipline.

Without self-control, one would get frustrated quickly and move on to other endeavors.

Indomitable Spirit

Indomitable Spirit

Having the right attitude and maintaining inner strength regardless of winning or losing. Not allowing one's principles to be broken, defeated, or conquered.

Bravery, Courage.

Regardless of where one manages to obtain the inner strength, when doing one’s best against all odds, this is the essence of indomitable spirit!

Strict adherence to the Five Tenets of Tae Kwon Do can fit with and complement any of our religious and philosophical beliefs and greatly assist us in our efforts to achieve our goals on the path to a better self.