Message from Master Lee to Students
Respect your parents everywhere. Bow to your parents and say mam and sir when you talk to them. Use good behavior.
The Five Pillars of Tae Kwon Do
RESPECT HUMILITY PERSEVERANCE SELF CONTROL HONESTY
Students are to define the words and use them in every day inside and outside of Tae Kwon Do school.
The student is humble and pure in mind. The student has very little experience or knowledge in martial arts.
Purity and infancy in martial arts. The student must develop fundamental skills and discipline.
A seed which requires enrichment to grow. The student has the foundation of martial arts.
The end of spring. The student grows and develops towards maturity in martial arts.
The beginning of summer. The student demonstrates perseverance in order to learn and grow.
The clear sky. The student has developed speed and accuracy.
The richness of autumn. The student is becoming rich in mental and physical skills.
The sun which is the source of all energy. The student has endured the great discipline of mind and body.
The end of autumn. The student refines his skills to the smallest details.
BLACK BELT PRINCIPLES
Words of Mind Control
Fortune comes from frugality.
Virtue comes from humility.
Wisdom comes from calm thinking.
Anxiety comes from yearning.
Disaster comes from greed.
Wrongdoing comes from no patience.
Avoid seeing others fault by using your eyes cautiously.
Look for goodness and fairness.
Avoid talking foolishly by using your lips cautiously.
Always talk with sincerity, truth, tenderness, and gentleness.
Avoid making bad friends by using yourself cautiously.
Stay close with kindhearted and good friends.
Honor the elders and respect individuals with virtue.
Follow the ones with wisdom.
Recognize and comfort those with no knowledge.
Do not refuse those coming nor hold those going.
Do not expect a good reputation.
Do not regret past happenings.
Overcome anger with a loving heart.
Overcome evils with a good heart.
Overcome stinginess with generosity.
Overcome lies with truth.
Therefore by following " Words of Mind Control"
You become a strong role model.
We commit ourselves to mental and physical discipline.
To be friends with one another and to develop strength within our group.
We shall never fight to achieve selfish goals.
To develop wisdom and character are our ultimate commitments.
UNITE FOR RIGHT!
1. Be loyal to your country.
2. Be loving and show fidelity to your parents.
3. Be loving between husband and wife.
4. Be co-operative between brothers and sisters.
5. Be faithful to your friends.
6. Be respectful to your elders.
7. Establish trust between teacher and student.
8. Think before killing any living thing.
9. Never retreat in battle.
10. Always finish what you start.
I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and in others.
I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and my fellow man and never be abusive or offensive.