Courtesy (Ye Ui)
Courtesy is an important unwritten regulation in everybody’s life in order to maintain a harmonious society. A person should always try to exercise this tenet in Taekwondo training, in social circles and also in professional life.
Integrity (Yom Chi)
One must be able to define right and wrong and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt. One must guard their words and ensure only truth is communicated to other people.
Perseverance (In Nae)
General Choi said: “To achieve something, whether it is a higher degree or the perfection of a technique, one must set his goal, then constantly persevere. One of the most important secrets in becoming a leader in Taekwondo is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance”.
Self-control (Guk Ki)
Self-control is extremely important inside and outside the academy, whether conducting oneself in free sparring or in one’s personal affairs. Lao-Tzu summed up the importance of self-control when he said: “The term of ‘stronger’ refers to the person who wins over oneself rather than someone else”.
Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool)
The Taekwondo practitioner, when confronted with injustice, will deal with the belligerent without any fear or hesitation at all and with indomitable spirit regardless of whosoever and however many the number may be. Indomitable spirit is essential for Taekwondo development.