Yom Chi Taekwondo Academy

There are Five Tenents of Taekwondo

1. Courtesy (Ye Ui)

It can be said that courtesy is an unwritten regulation prescribed by ancient teachers of philosophy as a means to enlighten human beings while maintaining a harmonious society.

Taekwondo students should attempt to practice elements of courtesy to build their character and to conduct themselves and their training in an orderly manner. It is vital that students show respect to their instructors, senior students and to all others. Always encourage a sense of justice and be polite and respectful at all times. Courtesy includes:

  1. Being polite to one and other
  2. Encouraging a sense of justice and humanity
  3. Respect between instructor and student, senior and junior, and elder and younger
  4. Conduct oneself according to etiquette
  5. Respect for others' possessions
  6. Being fair and sincere

2. Integrity (Yom Chi)

One must be able to define right and wrong and have a conscience. If wrong, to feel guilt. Students must be honest with themselves and with others. Always stand up for what you believe in.

3. Perseverance (In Nae)

Happiness and prosperity are most likely to be brought to the patient person. To achieve something, whether it is a higher rank or the perfection of a technique, one must set a goal, then constantly persevere to achieve the goal. One of the most important secrets of becoming a leader of Taekwondo is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance. Never give up on your dreams, even when things look impossible, we must strive to reach our goals. Nothing of true value comes without effort.

4. Self-Control (Guk Gi)

This tenant is extremely important inside and outside the training hall, whether conducting oneself in free sparring or in ones personal affairs. A loss of self-control in free sparring can prove disastrous to both student and opponent. With good self-control comes the ability to execute excellent techniques without injuring yourself or your opponent. An ability to live and work within one's capability is also self-control.

5. Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool)

Indomitable spirit means being able to maintain your ideals and identity in the face of overwhelming odds. Always be yourself and trust your judgement. Never be afraid to stand up for those who are weaker than you or yourself when your morals and beliefs are challenged.

A serious Taekwondo student will at all times be modest and honest. If confronted with injustice, they will deal with the belligerent without fear or hesitation, with indomitable spirit, regardless of whoever and however many the number may be.