COURTESY (Ye Ui)
It can be said that courtesy is an unwritten regulation
prescribed by ancient teachers of philosophy as a means to enlighten human beings
while maintaining a harmonious society. It can be further be as an ultimate
criterion required of a mortal.
should attempt to practice the following elements of courtesy to build up their
noble character and to conduct the training in an orderly manner as well.
1) To promote the spirit of mutual concessions
2) To be ashamed of one's vices, contempting those of others
3) To be polite to one another
4) To encourage the sense of justice and humanity
5) To distinguish instructor from student, senior from
junior, and elder from younger
6) To behave oneself
according to etiquette
7) To respect others' possessions
8) To handle matters with fairness and sincerity
9) To refrain from giving or accepting a gift when in doubt
INTEGRITY (Yom Chi)
In Taekwon-Do, one must be able to define right and wrong
and have a conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt. Listed are some examples where
integrity is lacking:
1) The instructor who
misrepresents himself and his art by presenting improper techniques to his
students because of a lack of knowledge or apathy.
2) The student who
misrepresents himself by "fixing" breaking materials before
3) The instructor who
camouflages bad technique with luxurious training halls and false flattery to
4) The student who
requests ranks from an instructor, or attempts to purchase it.
5) The student who
gains rank for ego purposes or the feeling of power.
6) The instructor who teaches and promotes his art for
7) The students whose actions do not live up to his words.
8) The student who feels ashamed to seek opinions from his
There is an old Oriental saying, "Patience leads to
virtue or merit, One can make a peaceful home by being patient for 100
times." Certainly happiness and prosperity are most likely brought to the
patient person. To achieve something, whether it is a higher degree or the
perfection or a technique, one must set his goal, then constantly persevere.
Robert Bruce learned his lesson of perseverance from the persistent efforts of
a lowly spider. It was this perseverance and tenacity that finally enabled him
to free Scotland in the fourteenth century. One of the most important secrets
in becoming a leader of Taekwon-Do is to overcome every difficulty by
perseverance. Confucius said, "one who is impatient in trivial matters can
seldom achieve success in matters of great importance."
SELF CONTROL (Guk
This tenet is extremely important inside and outside the
dojang, whether conducting oneself in free sparring or in one's personal
affairs. A loss of self-control in free 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. According to Lao-Tzu "the term of
stronger is the person who wins over oneself rather than someone else."
"Here lie 300, who did their duty," a simple
epitaph for one of the greatest acts of courage known to mankind. Although
facing the superior forces of Xerxes, Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at
Thermoplylae showed the world the meaning of indomitable spirit. It is shown
when a courageous person and his principles are pitted against overwhelming
odds. A serious student of Taekwon-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, with indomitable spirit, regardless of whosoever and
however many the number may be. Confucius declared," It is an act of
cowardice to fail to speak out against injustice." As history has proven,
those who have pursued their dreams earnestly and strenuously with indomitable
spirit have never failed to achieve their goals.
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