Needless to say, the success or failure of Taekwon-Do training depends largely on how one observes and implements the tenets of Taekwon-Do which should serve as a guide for all serious students of the art.


1. 發揚互相諒解的精神 
2. 對於誹謗或侮辱他人的惡習應感到羞恥
3. 謙虛並互相尊重 
4. 提倡人道主義和正義感
5. 師範與學員、前輩與晚輩的關係應明確
6. 言行處事要符合禮儀 
7. 尊重別人的所有東西
8. 不論問題的大小皆堅持公平原則並慎重處理
9. 不要接受心裡有愧的禮物

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.

Taekwon-Do students 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.

To promote the spirit of mutual concessions 
To be ashamed of one’s vices, contempting those of others 
To be polite to one another 
To encourage the sense of justice and humanity 
To distinguish instructor from student, senior from junior, and elder from younger 
To behave oneself according to etiquette 
To respect others’ possessions 
To handle matters with fairness and sincerity 
To refrain from giving or accepting a gift when in doubt 


1. 明知自己沒有技術教導別人,卻假裝權威的師範教導學員不當技術及走歧途,而不感到羞恥。 
2. 切勿為炫耀自己的威力,把裂開之松木板粘合起來,或預製有裂紋的磚頭將其擊破,並濃顏無恥取悅眾人或學員
3. 過分奢侈裝飾道場,或以假獎狀,假獎杯,假獎牌等裝飾辦公室,用過分虛偽的熱情獲取學員們的歡心,來隱瞞自己的無能 
4. 真正的武道之人即使提升它的段或級,他也會謙讓。相反,要求超過實力以上的段或級,或用錢買也不覺羞恥的似是而非的武道人。 
5. 切勿成為以私利或炫耀假武力為目的而滿足需要段或級的人。 
6. 不是為了培養優秀的弟子而是以盈利為目的運營道場、向學員無理要求錢物或出賣證明書的行為。 
7. 切勿成為言行不一致,不守信用的師範或學員。 
8. 學員應恥於向後輩請教技術

In Taekwon-Do, the word integrity assumes a looser definition than the one usually presented in Webster’s dictionary. 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 demonstrations. 
3. The instructor who camouflages bad technique with luxurious training halls and false flattery to his students. 
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 materialistic gains. 
7. The students whose actions do not live up to his words. 
8. The student who feels ashamed to seek opinions from his juniors. 


無論是持有高段的人還是技術完美無缺的人,想做成任何一件事,首先要設一目標,再以持久的忍耐力不斷地向那一目標邁進,才能如願以償。十四世紀,羅拔布魯士(Robert Bruce)在多次戰爭中處於自暴自棄的狀態時,看到有個蜘蛛在樹上結網,一連失敗七次,但它第八次終於成功。於是他鼓起勇氣,憑著忍耐和堅定不移的鬥志.終於成功解放了蘇格蘭。要成為跆拳道領導者,其中一個最重要的秘訣就是以忍耐去克服所有困難,這便是成功之道。 

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.”




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.”



INDOMITABLE SPIRIT (Baekjool Boolgool)

“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.