FIVE TENETS OF TAEKWONDO
Students must always strive to be courteous. Courtesy displays respect not only for others, but for yourself. True
achievement can not be obtained without having this respect.
Integrity can be defined as an adherence to a code of values, i.e. honesty. A student must be honest with himself and others if he is to achieve his goals. Another
part of integrity is loyalty; to one's country, friends, family, and the art of Taekwondo.
Students must purposefully control and direct their energies both in and outside of the dojang. Power without self-control can be dangerous.
Perseverance is the ability to go on in spite of any difficulties, obstacles, or setbacks. Students must be able to persist until they can reach the goals they have set for themselves.
Students must work to develop a spirit that is undaunted and undefeatable when obstacles are placed in their paths.