WISDOM:THE FIVE TENETS OF TAE KWON-DO
Tae Kwon-Do students should attempt to practice etiquette, politeness,
justice and appropriate respect for others.
In Tae Kwon-Do, the word integrity assumes a looser definition .One must be able to define right from wrong, and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt.
To achieve something one must set a goal then constantly persevere. One of the most important secrets of Tae Kwon-Do is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance.
This tenet is extremely important inside and outside the dojang, in free sparring or in one's personal affairs. A loss of self-control in sparring can prove disastrous to both student and opponent. An inability to live and work within one's capability or sphere is also a lack of self-control.
It is shown when a courageous person and his principles are pitted against overwhelming odds. A serious student of Tae Kwon-Do will at all times be modest and honest. If confronted with injustice, he will deal with the belligerent without any fear or hesitation at all, regardless of whosoever and however many the number may be.