Tenets of Taekwon-Do
Courtesy (Ye Ui)
Tae Kwon-Do students should attempt to be polite to one another and to respect others. Students should address instructors as “Sir” or “M’am” and to bow to the instructors before and after classes. Turning up early or on time for classes is also an aspect of courtesy.
Integrity (Yom Chi)
One who has integrity is able to define what is right or wrong and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt. Tae Kwon-Do students should strive to be honest and to live by moral principles.
Perseverance (In Nae)
Perseverance means having patience. One of the most important secrets of becoming a leader in Tae Kwon-Do is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance.
Self-Control (Guk Gi)
Without self-control, a Taekwon-Do student is just like any fighter in the street. Loss of self-control is disastrous both in sparring and personal affairs.
Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool)
A true student of Taekwon-Do will never give up, not even when faced with insurmountable odds. The most difficult goals can be achieved with indomitable spirit.
Modesty (Yom Chi)
Modesty means never to brag or show off.
Zang TKD Student Oath
- I promise to obey my parents and teachers.
- I will treat others with respect.
- I will never misuse what I learn in class.
- I promise to tell the truth and keep my word.
- I will always do my best and never give up.