The philosophy of taekwon-do is summarized in the oath and the tenets:

  • I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon-Do.

  • I shall respect the instructor and seniors.

  • I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do.

  • I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.

  • I shall build a more peaceful world.

Taekwon-Do Tenets:

  1. Courtesy

  2. Integrity

  3. Perseverance

  4. Self-control 

  5. Indomitable spirit 


ITF Taekwondo is the original form of Taekwondo and the one more applicable to self defense and real life situations. It involves punching and kicking moves but all are taught in a way that is protective of the partner and in advanced classes protective gear will be added.