Tenet Series: Courtesy
Updated: Nov 13, 2020
The tenets of Taekwondo are the foundational life skills of Taekwondo that are taught throughout the journey to a black belt.
The first tenet of Taekwondo is courtesy. The dictionary defines courtesy as "the showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward others." Another way we word this in classes is by teaching "respect." This is arguably the number one thing we teach in martial arts. We enforce mutual respect among not only parent-child but also student-teacher and student-student respect, so that means saying a lot of "yes/no ma'am/sir."
This is not limited to just being courteous and respectful towards others. We also like to teach the importance of self-respect as well. It is important that everyone who walks through our door gains a sense of self-assured confidence. Not just because they as though they can defend themselves, but because they find value in who they are not only as a martial artist but as a person. We strive to have an encouraging and family-like atmosphere to cultivate these mindsets!