The tenets of Taekwondo are the core values that are taught with it alongside the physical aspects of self defense. The tenets are what makes our martial artist good people. Over the next few weeks, we will do a deep dive into each individual tenet, but for now here is the basic idea behind the values taught in our school.
Courtesy: the showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward others.
Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Perseverance: persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Self Control: the ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the expression of them in one's behavior, especially in difficult situations.
Indomitable Spirit: The spirit that can’t be broken or conquered, the strength of spirit that comes from the knowing one’s self.
Patience: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
Check back in next week for a deeper look into courtesy, why we teach it, how we teach it, examples of it in martial arts, and every day examples of courtesy!
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