Student Homework sheet information
Club Oath Learning how to defend yourself is not the only aspect of martial arts; there is also the side that involves making yourself a better person. As you gain rank in Taekwondo, Hapkido or BJJ you are also gaining status in the club; you are becoming a role model for the younger and the new students. Taekwondo is about bettering yourself both mentally and physically, not just within the club but within the community. When you are in uniform or wearing any KMA clothing it is not just you on display in the community but the whole club in general.
“I will always give respect and loyalty to the association the instructors and my club. I will endeavor to attain a high standard of physical fitness and develop my character and personnel integrity. I will approach others with a spirit of friendship and heed social ethics at all times.”
Basic Korean Terminology: Attention: Charyot Ready: JunbiBow: Gyongre Start: Shijak Re start: BaroRest: ShoFinish: GumanContinue: Kesok
Counting in Korean: 1. Hana 2. Dul 3. Set 4. Net5. Dasot 6 Yosot 7. Ilgop 8. Yodolp 9. Ahop 10. Yol
The 5 Tenets
The Five Tenets of Taekwondo (This applies to anyone training at KMA Brisbane) The five tenets of Taekwondo are Integrity, Courtesy, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit; these are not just rules for the martial art but for life.
Integrity Meaning: To have Respect and loyalty within yourself. To know the truth, demonstrate humbleness, show true honesty from the heart, maintain a clear and clean conscience, know what is right from wrong, practise humanity with ultimate morality, live by a code of moral ethics.
Courtesy Meaning: Honour, Respect, Loyalty, Loyalty to your country, Fidelity to parents and marriage, Brother/Sisterhood and friendship, Respect for elders and teachers, To avoid killing any living thing.
Self-Control Meaning: Patience, Dignity, Discipline, Balance, Will. To develop the ability to positively channel ones anger, be able to control ones own conscience and the sub-conscience and to be able to understand oneself and the separate entity of one's physical existence and its soul.
Perseverance Meaning: Patience, Determination, Persistence. To always finish what you start as well as understand your limits and learn to conquer those limitations within the realm of reality.
Indomitable Spirit Meaning: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control. To maintain a strong inner strength, which is the key to valour; this is what makes a human brave. To never let your spirit and soul die after defeat, even through death.
To build true confidence through knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in the body. To keep friendship with one another, and to build a strong and happy community. Never fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop might for right.
Which means: Confidence: to feel comfortable with your self. Knowledge: feeding your mind by learning. Honesty: telling the truth at all times. Strength: Keeping your body healthy and strong by eating well and exercising. Friendship: being loving and truthful to friends and family. Community : people who live around us. Might for Right: believing in the truth rather then moods.