Five Tenants of Taekwondo
Courtesy ( Ye Eui – 예의 )
Politeness and respect for others, behaving in a well-mannered and civil fashion.
Integrity ( Yom Chi – 염치 )
Showing good character, honestly, prudence, and decency. Behaving ethically and morally.
Perseverance ( In Nae – 인내 )
Purposefully pursuing a course of action despite of difficulty, resistance, or discouragement.
Self-Control (Geuk Gi – 극기 )
Keeping ones emotions, desires, and impulses in check, and exercising control in their expression.
Indomitable Spirit ( Baekjul Boolgool – 백절불굴 )
The spirit that can’t be broken or conquered, the strength of spirit that comes from the knowing one’s self.