Tae Kwon Do students should attempt to practice the following element of courtesy

  1. To promote the spirit of mutual concessions.

  2. To be ashamed of one’s vices, contemplating those of others.

  3. To be polite to one another

  4. To encourage the sense of justice and humanity.

  5. To distinguish instructor from student, senior from junior and elder from younger.

  6. To behave oneself according to etiquette.

  7. To respect others possessions.

  8. To handle others with fairness and sincerity

  9. To refrain from giving or accepting any gift when in doubt.

In Tae Kwon Do, integrity is defined as the following: to be able to see the difference between right and wrong, if wrong, to feel guilt in instances where integrity is lacking;

  1. The instructor who teaches improper techniques due to lack of knowledge or apathy

  2. The student who misrepresents himself by "fixing" breaking materials before demonstrations.

  3. The sabum who camouflages bad techniques with false praise to students.

  4. The student or his instructor who is jealous of others.

  5. The student who feels ashamed to seek opinions from his/her juniors.

There is an old Oriental saying, "Patience leads to virtue or merit." To achieve something, whether it is a higher degree or the perfection of a technique, one must set the goal, and then always persevere.

This tenet is very important in and outside the dojang, whether conducting oneself in free sparring or in one's personal affairs.

A serious student of Tae Kwon Do will at all times be modest and honest. If confronted with injustice, he or she 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. As history has proven, those who have pursued their dreams earnestly and strenuously with indomitable spirit have never failed to achieve their goals.