The Tenets of Taekwondo are typically recited at the beginning and/or the end of each class as a group. The first tenet is… Courtesy. The definition of Courtesy is “The showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behavior toward others.” As students of Taekwondo, we strive to follow these general guidelines associated with “Courtesy”…
We promote mutual concession and understanding.
We are polite to one another at all times.
We encourage the sense of justice and humanity.
We distinguish senior from junior & elder from younger.
We act according to decent manners & accepted etiquette.
We respect the possessions of others.
We handle matters with fairness and sincerity.
Basically, we should display Courtesy at every opportunity not because we are being observed, or because we will be reprimanded if we don’t… but simply because it is…
As with any activity, the early stages are filled with discovery, newness, and anticipation. Unfortunately, after the “Newness” wears off, it is common to become distracted and lose focus on your initial goals concerning your martial arts training. Pushing ahead with patience and determination will allow you to continue with positive progression and to ultimately achieve your goals. A strong teaching staff will help students to regain focus and renew their drive to train diligently. The camaraderie of classmates can also help students to stay on task with their training. In addition, there are several things that every student should do to ensure that their martial arts training stays positive and on target.
1) CREATE A HABIT - The easiest way to keep motivated is to make classes and training part of your normal routine. Just like going to work or school, playing or socializing with friends, setting a routine…