10 ELEMENTS OF TRAINING
1. Imaginary Opponent2. Blocking Like Striking3. Left & Right Side Balance4. Eyesight and Correct Posture5. Ki-hap!6. Breathing7. Control Distance8. Control Balance9. Control Speed10. Control Power
10 COMMITMENTS OF TRAINING The goal of Tae Kwon Do: Building Character
1. Compassion Compassionate people show concern for others. They do not look down on those who are weaker or less fortunate, but show kindness and give assistance if appropriate.
2. Courtesy Tae Kwon Do emphasizes courtesy. Politeness and respect extend to family, leaders, elders, and country and to people in general.
3. Harmony Tae Kwon Do emphasizes a balanced life. All aspects of a person – physical, mental, and spiritual – are important.
4. Honor/Integrity Truthfulness, trustworthiness and responsibility are the mark of an honorable person. An honorable person keeps his or her word.
5. Humility One can be proud of accomplishments without being boastful. A humble person looks at those accomplishments as steps along a learning path.
6. Leadership Leadership goes hand in hand with humility. Leaders set the example for continued learning and encourage others in their endeavors. A leader models all the characteristics in this list.
7. Loyalty People who are loyal do not betray the trust of others. They will defend a just person, group, or cause.
8. Patience Students should learn to calmly wait. Great things don’t develop overnight. They grow in the soil of hard work and practice and in the light of patience.
9. Perseverance The partner of patience is perseverance. Tae Kwon Do students should strive to grow in their ability to stick with tough challenges, finding reward in achieving what at first seemed too difficult.
10. Self-discipline Students should seek self-discipline, realizing that it is better to control your own behavior than to count on the authority of others to provide limits. A self-disciplined person learns to block out distractions and focus on what is important.