Tenets of Tae Kwon Do

Tenets of Tae Kwon Do

  • Courtesy (Ye Ui) – To be thoughtful and considerate of others. Tae Kwon Do 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) – Internal drive. Challenges allow us to improve ourselves and, therefore, should not be avoided.
  • Self-Control (Kuk Gi) – To have control of your body and mind. A Tae kwon Do student should practice controlling his actions and reactions.
  • Indomitable Spirit (Baekjool) – To have courage in the face of adversity. A tae Kwon Do student should never be dominated by, or have his spirit broken by another.