The philosophy of Taekwondo is based upon constant striving for excellence. The goal is to become an honorable person with excellent character and physical condition. To realize the ultimate benefits of Taekwondo, one must practice it daily and commit to it for a lifetime. Though none of these goals is absolutely attainable, the key is in one’s endeavors.
In Taekwondo, we honor these fundamental tenets of living. These should serve as a guide to all serious students of the art, both inside and outside of class:
L? Ngh?a – Courtesy
To be thoughtful and considerate of others. Taekwondo students and instructors should be polite and show consideration for others.
Liêm S? – Integrity
To be honest and good. Taekwondo practitioners should live by a code of moral values and principles.
Nh?n N?i – Perseverance
To never give up in the pursuit of one’s goals. Students should welcome challenges, because challenges help them grow and improve.
Kh?c K? – Self-Control
To have control of one’s body and mind. A Taekwondo student should always control his or her actions and reactions.
Tinh Th?n B?t Khu?t – Indomitable Spirit
To have courage in the face of adversity. A Taekwondo student should never give up and always and highly maintain his or her spirit.