TKD Student's Philosophies & Creed

10 PHILOSOPHIES OF TAEKWONDO

  1. Be loyal to your country Sir, loyal sir.

  2. Be obedient to your parents sir, obedience sir.

  3. Be loving to your family sir, loving sir.

  4. Be cooperative with others sir, cooperation sir.

  5. Be faithful to your friends sir, faithful sir.

  6. Be respectful to your teachers sir, respect sir.

  7. Be honest in personal matters sir, honesty sir.

  8. Show concern for others sir, compassion sir.

  9. Never attack without reason sir, mercy sir.

  10. Finish what you start sir, persistence sir.


The following are selections from various sources that illustrate those philosophies:

 

Loyalty to Government
We believe in government and appreciate our government and the opportunity of living under the protection of the same.

 1. Be loyal to your country Sir, loyal sir.


Obedience

I have a complete desire to obey and please my heavenly and earthly father and mother and those who are over me.

2. Be obedient to your parents sir, obedience sir.


Family
I will bring honor to my family name.  I will live my life in such a way that will bring honor to my parents and be deserving of the honor of my children. 

3. Be loving to your family sir, loving sir.


Cooperation

We believe that God expects all who are skilled in any lines, or have other qualities which are above the average, to be willing for all mankind to enjoy the fruits of these blessings, the same as God sends forth the rain on all, whether they be the just or the unjust.

4. Be cooperative with others sir, cooperation sir.


Faithful and Loyal
I will not betray the trust of others. I will not in any way take unfair advantage of another for my own personal gain. I will not begrudge another an opportunity or blessing I do not have. I will be my brothers’ and sister’s keeper. 

5. Be faithful to your friends sir, faithful sir.


Respect For All

We believe in treating everyone with respect regardless of their race, religion, creed or belief system. It is never appropriate to infringe on the rights of others through disrespectful slurs, vandalism, violence or any other means of unlawful coercion because an individual's or group's beliefs differ from our own.  Every action done in company, ought to be with some sign of respect, to those that are present. 

6. Be respectful to others sir, respect sir.

 
Honesty
The success of any endeavor is dependent on the trust and confidence we earn from all those we come in contact with.

7. Be honest in personal matters sir, honesty sir.


Love and Charity
Charity is the pure love of Christ. I love my brothers and sisters and will never raise my hand against them.  I will strive to love others as Jesus loves me. 

8. Show concern for others sir, compassion sir.


Peace
We pledge to promote international goodwill and strive for world peace.  This is the long looked-for ideal condition known as the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have others do unto you). We believe this worth-while objective can be accomplished, and we embrace the principles that we believe can accomplish it.  It is our absolute belief that Almighty God cannot, under any condition, be pleased with war and bloodshed, or with anyone engaged in the same; and that with the exception of unavoidable self-defense, or of defending the innocent, it is better for an individual to be killed rather than to kill.

9. Never attack without reason sir, mercy sir.


Persistance
If you work with a will to reach perfection, with a fixed and unselfish purpose to lead and benefit others, you become an instrument through whom the time you labor is changed and becomes a part of the harmony of the Universe.

10. Finish what you start sir, persistence sir.




 

STUDENT'S CREED

  1. Respect your elders and seniors sir.

  2. To build true confidence through knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in the body, sir.

  3. To keep friendship with one another and build a strong and happy community, sir.

  4. Never fight to achieve a selfish end, but develop might for right, sir.

  5. Indomitable Spirit, finish what you start, don’t use negative self talk.