Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.
Kukkiwon Black Belt Dan Grades are the only officially recognised Taekwondo Dan, and it is issued at the World Taekwondo Headquarters, A Kukkiwon Dan will be registered at Kukkiwon Soul Korea. Only people have acquired Taekwondo Dan through Kukkiwon will be eligible to participate in Olympics and other events.
COURTESY-to promote the spirit of mutual concessions, to be polite to one another, to encourage the sense of justice, to distinguish Instructor from student.
INTEGRITY-ability to define right from wrong, and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt.
PERSEVERANCE-a serious student must learn not to be impatient: to continue steadfastly, to persevere.
SELF-CONTROL-this tenet is extremely important inside and outside of the Do Jang whether conducting ones’ self in free-sparring or in ones personal affairs. A loss of ones’ self control can prove disastrous to both student and opponent.
INDOMITABLE SPIRIT-a serious student will at all times be modest and honest. If confronted with injustice, he will deal with the belligerence without any fear or hesitation at all, with indomitable spirit, regardless of whosoever and however many the number may be.
I shall observe the tenets of Taekwondo.
I shall respect the instructors and all seniors.
I shall never misuse Taekwondo.
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.
I shall build a more peaceful world.