I Shall Observe the Tenets of Taekwondo.
The Tenets of Taekwondo are traits or characteristics that all students of Taekwondo should apply to
their daily lives. Students of Taekwondo should set an example for others by displaying these tenets in
I Shall Respect Instructors and Seniors.
As with parents, teachers, and other authority figures, your instructors and seniors have worked very
hard to achieve their position and deserve to be treated with the respect that recognizes their hard work
I Shall Never Misuse Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is taught for the purpose of self-defense. It is not to be used for intimidation or to get your
way. The Tenets of Taekwondo describe how your should apply your skills and talents.
I Shall Be a Champion for Freedom and Justice.
As a student of Taekwondo, you have been taught the difference between right and wrong, good and bad.
You should take it upon yourself to see that all those around you are treated in a fair and just way.
I Shall Build a More Peaceful World.
By applying the Tenets of Taekwondo to your life, showing respect, using your Taekwondo properly and
being a champion of freedom and justice, you will help make the immediate world around you a more
pleasant and peaceful place to live.