The oriental way is the inward way…
One who knows others is wise.
One who knows himself is enlighted.
One who conquers others has physical strength.
One who conquers himself is strong.
One who is contended is rich.
One who acts with vigor has will.
One who does not lose his place will endure.
One who dies but does not really perish enjoys long life.
Also taekwondo’s philosophy includes the following tenets…
- Courtesy – I shall observe the tenents of taekwondo
- Integrity – I shall respect the instructor and seniors
- Perseverance – I shall never misuse taekwondo
- Self-Control – I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
- Indomitable spirit – I shall build a more peaceful world
The Combination of these two are the foundation of philosophy for Taekwondo Tigers. Believing this strong philosophy within Taekwondo Tigers, from white belts to highest ranking black belts the basics are practiced. Throughout our organisation there is a genuine belief that the basics can always be improved, a little better technique, a little faster, a little stronger. It is this continual desire to do ones best that lay the foundation of Taekwondo for practitioners.
All Taekwondo practitioners within our Taekwondo organisation are to observe the tenants and oath of Taekwondo. With growth of Taekwondo schools all over the place, our Taekwondo will firm in its resolve to maintain the traditional aspects of Taekwondo practices.
The practice of Traditional TaeKwonDo as it has always been for centuries is to enhance the Total Health being of the individual (i.e. the mind, body and spirit). This is achieved as the novice undergoes…
- Self Discipline – This is achieved through the focus of sight and minds. The student repeats the various fundamentals of TaeKwonDo through discipline of technique performance as well as perfection of technique.
- Team Work – The student learns to work with fellow members as part of the team in class and interrelation between peer groups, seniors and juniors.
- Respect – The student takes on more responsibility in terms of looking after juniors and guiding them. At the same time, he or she learns to seek guidance from his or her seniors and is responsible towards them.
- High Achievers – The student learns to persevere and develop a strong tenacity to be responsible for his or her actions and achieve set goals and tasks.
- High Morality – With the acquiring of skills which convert his or her hands and feet into lethal weapons, the student learns to abide by the tenants and oath of Taekwondo to achieve a sense of fair play, justice and loyalty to ethics of Taekwondo.