Tenets of Taekwon-Do

The Tenets of Taekwon-Do (Taekwon-Do Jungshin)

The tenets of Taekwon-Do are one of the most important yet often overlooked parts of the martial art. Below is part of an article by Mr Simon Cox (2nd Degree), which he wrote in 2006.

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Grand Master General Choi, Hong Hi wrote that “the utmost purpose of
Taekwon-Do is to eliminate fighting by discouraging the stronger’s
oppression of the weaker with a power that must be based on humanity,
justice, morality, wisdom and faith, thus helping to build a better and
more peaceful world”. From this statement it can be inferred that
Taekwon-Do is intended to be practised within a moral and ethical
framework, and this framework is illustrated, in its most basic form,
in the Tenets of Taekwon-Do. 

You can read the full article by Mr Cox on the Vision website here.