Through sustained and conscientious training, the Taekwondo student can develop many physical attributes that can be advantageous during daily activities and that can broaden their range of activities. Students will benefit from enhanced co-ordination, flexibility, strength and cardiovascular conditioning. Consequently, the student develops many positive mental qualities as he perseveres in achieving the physical curriculum - improved self-esteem, self-control, confidence and better judgment. As the student is exposed to the training benefits and philosophy of Taekwondo, there are many virtues that become essential to truly appreciate the student¡¯s mounting achievements.
These virtues are an integral part of Taekwondo training and philosophy and it is the responsibility of the student to understand the meaning of each. As the student persists through his Taekwondo journey, the significance of these virtues becomes more apparent for success in the dojang, at school, at work and in life.
Mental Training
Mental training guidelines are helpful not only for conducting oneself in the dojang, but in any event that might require exercising one¡¯s judgment. Understanding, memorizing and reciting these words of mental training will always help the student to choose the right path to follow.
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Loyalty
Obedience
Love
Cooperation
Faith
Respect
ChoongSung
SoonJong
SaRang
HyupJoe
ShinYee
JoenKyung
Honesty
Compassion
Mercy
Persistence
Peace
Self-Control
JungJick
OhnJung
JahBee
GeungGhee
PyungHwa
JaJeh
Codes of Conduct
The Buddhist monk, Won Kwang Bupsa, created ¡°Sesokokye¡± or five basic codes of conduct during the Silla Dynasty (A.D. 668-935). These codes of conduct were rigidly adhered to by the Hwarang (elite fighters for the nobility) who incorporated early forms of Taekwondo in their military training curriculum. As time went on, more tenets were added and eventually the Ten Commandments of Taekwondo were formed.
Ten Commandments of Taekwondo
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