Tenets of Taekwon-do
Why is this code of conduct in TKD so important?
Why do we go over these in class continually?
Students of TKD who do not make courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit as important in their life as a good kick become nothing more than bullies who think only of themselves.
Answering your elders and high ranks with yes sir/yes ma’am is an outward expression of respect that mirrors your inward attitude. This outward expression of respect creates an atmosphere of civility, not only within our school, but within our homes and society. Without this respect for elders and those in authority, learning is stunted and there is chaos.
Perseverance and indomitable spirit are needed to live a productive, respectful life. To complete what you start, and not be dominated by wrong but to rise above it, to do what is honorable and good.
To learn these and incorporate these into our character will produce a more peaceful world and a more peaceful life in general. It is important, as an instructor, that our students develop these character traits. When we demonstrate these tenets not only in, but outside of the Do Jang, then the younger people will have a role model from whom to learn.
This is what we try to promote here at Great Lakes Global Taekwondo. We hope you will join us. Check out our special for new students and mention you found us on the web for a free lesson.