Tenets of Taekwondo
Courtesy Allows cooperation and generosity between yourself and those around you.
Integrity A firm belief in and compliance with a code of moral and artistic values.
Perseverance To persist in a state, enterprise or undertaking in spite of counter- influences, opposition, or discouragement.
Self Control The restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires.
Indomitable Spirit To be mentally and physically incapable of being subdued, surmounted, or conquered.
National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Members' Oath
We as members, train our spirits and bodies according to the strict codes of etiquette.
We as members, are united in mutual friendship.
We as members, will comply with regulations and obey the instructors.
I will develop myself in a positive manner and to avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
I will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and in others.
I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and my fellow person and to never be abusive or offensive.
I will always strive to be the best I can be.
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company. . . a church . . . a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past . . . we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. . . I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you . . . we are in charge of our attitudes." Charles Swindoll