Why Taekwon-Do?

The encyclopaedia of Taekwon-Do

written by the founder, General Choi Hong Hi, states:

“… Taekwon-Do is a version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self-defence. It is more than just that, however.

“It is the scientific use of the body in the method of self-defence; a body that has gained the ultimate use of its facilities through intensive physical and mental training.

“It is a martial art that has no equal in either power or technique. Though it is a martial art, its discipline, technique and mental training are the mortar for building a strong sense of justice, fortitude, humility and resolve. It is this mental conditioning that separates the true practitioner from the sensationalist, content with mastering only the fighting aspects of the art.”

It’s not about fighting 

General Choi emphasised the importance of mental conditioning, and he defined a moral code for Taekwon-Do students with the Tenets of Taekwon-Do and the Student Oath.

The Tenets of Taekwon-Do 

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self control
  • Indomitable Spirit

The Student Oath 

  • I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon-Do
  • I shall respect the instructor and seniors
  • I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do
  • I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
  • I shall build a more peaceful world


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