The Tenets of Taekwondo
Courtesy (Ye Ui). To be thoughtful and considerate of others.
Taekwondo practitioners (both students and instructors) should be polite,
and show consideration for others.
Integrity (Yom Chi). Integrity describes how you should interact
with others. To be honest and good, earn respect and trust.
Perseverance (In Nae). This basically stands for your internal
drive. Challenges allow us to improve ourselves and should therefore not be
Self control (Guk Ki). To have control of your body and mind. A
Taekwondo student should practice controlling his actions and reactions.
Indomitable spirit (Baekjool Boolgool). To have
courage in the face of adversity. A Taekwondo student should never be
dominated by, or have his spirit broken by another.