- Courtesy (YELU)
To be polite.
- Integrity (YOM CHI)
Knowing right from wrong and doing what is right.
- Perseverance (INNAE)
To persist in a task in spite of obstacles. To be patient.
- Self-Control (GUK GI)
To regulate or restrain yourself. This tenet is extremely important both inside and outside the dojang, whether free sparring or in one’s personal affairs.
- Indomitable Spirit (BAEKJUL BOOLGOOL)
Feeling incapable of being conquered. If confronted with injustice, a serious student will deal with the belligerent without any fear or hesitation, regardless of the odds.
For more on the Tenets of Taekwondo, see Master Auvenshine’s article.