Tenets & Student Oath

Tenets of Tae Kwon-Do

  • Courtesy

    Polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered. Treat other people exactly as you would like them to treat you.

  • Integrity

    The quality or state of being: a) complete; in unbroken condition; whole; entire b) unimpaired; in perfect condition; sound c) of sound moral principle; upright, honest, and sincere. How we view ourselves and how we carry ourselves is very important in determining how others view us.

  • Perseverance

    To continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty or opposition; to be steadfast in purpose; to persist. Set a goal for yourself and go for it, no matter what the odds or obstacles.

  • Self Control

    Control of oneself, or of one’s emotions, desires, actions, etc. You know the difference between right and wrong. No matter how attractive “wrong” looks, remember the other tenets, and how you want to live your life every minute of every day.

  • Indomitable Spirit

    Not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued; unyielding, unconquerable. Have courage—no matter what the odds.

Student Oath

  • I shall observe the tenets of Tae Kwon-Do.
  • I shall respect my instructors and seniors.
  • I shall never misuse Tae Kwon-Do.
  • I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.
  • I shall build a more peaceful world.