I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or physical health.
I will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and others, and never to be abusive or offensive.
Tenets of Tang Soo Do
Integrity : Being honest and trustworthy. Knowing right from wrong and doing what is right.
Concentration : To focus all of your efforts on doing one thing well.
Perseverance : To never quit despite difficulties. Work hard to reach your goals.
Respect : To care about yourself and others.
Obedience : Willing to follow rules and commands given by authority figures (teachers, parents, instructors).
Self-control : Patience; The ability to control one's words and actions.
Humility : To be modest and not brag about your success. Having self-confidence, self-esteem and knowing that you do not have to prove anything to anyone else. To realize you do not know everything and that you can learn from everyone.
Indomitable Spirit : Courage; Strive to overcome your fears and having determination to reach your goals.