What we say at the beginning and ending of class:
"Sir, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit Sir!"
Explanation of Tenets
Taekwondo students should be polite to one another and to respect others. Students should address instructors as Sir/Ma'am and to bow to the instructors before and after classes. Students should also address parents, and other adults as Sir or Ma'am.
One who has integrity is able to define what is right or wrong and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt. Taekwondo students should strive to be honest and to live by moral principles.
Perseverance means having patience. One of the most important secrets of becoming a leader in Taekwondo, and in life is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance.
Without self-control, a Taekwondo student is just like any fighter in the street. Loss of self-control is disastrous both in sparring and personal affairs.
5. Indomitable Spirit
A true student of Taekwondo will never give up, not even when faced with insurmountable odds. The most difficult goals can be achieved with indomitable spirit.