The Spirit and Philosophy of Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon do is a way of life. It is more than just punching, kicking, striking and blocking or a method of self-defence. As a martial art its discipline, technique and mental training are focused on the development of a dedicated practitioner into a person of high moral character who will display a strong sense of justice, peace, humility, honesty and integrity.

The formidable physical power, mental discipline and indomitable spirit instilled through Tae Kwon Do training will enhance one’s resolve to stand on the side of justice, peace, humility, honesty and integrity.

According to General Choi, “The Philosophy of Tae Kwon Do”, is based on ethical, moral and spiritual standards by which humanity can live together in peace and harmony. Ethical, Moral and Spiritual Standards include the following elements:

  • Basic Nature
  • Humanity
  • Righteousness
  • Propriety
  • Trust
  • Justice
  • Peace
  • Integrity
  • Indomitable Spirit
  • Etiquette
  • Loyalty
  • Love