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1. Imaginary Opponent
2. Blocking Like Striking
3. Left & Right Side Balance
4. Eyesight and Correct Posture
5. Ki-hap!
6. Breathing
7. Control Distance
8. Control Balance
9. Control Speed
10. 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.