In Choi Kwang Do, the development of mental strength and a positive attitude is important for all students. The Principles, children’s Promise and the adult Pledge were established to help serve this purpose and are recited at the start of each class. All our students are encouraged to apply The Principles, Promise and Pledge in their daily lives.
Explanation of Principles
1. Humility (Gyum-soan )
Choi Kwang Do students should attempt to be polite to one another and to respect others. Students should address instructors as Sir and to bow to the instructors before and after classes. Students should be free from pride and arrogance
2. Integrity (Yom Chi)
One who has integrity is able to define what is right or wrong and have the conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt. Choi Kwang Do students should strive to be honest and to live by moral principles.
3. Gentleness (On-yu)
Perseverance means having patience. One of the most important secrets of becoming a leader in Choi Kwang Do is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance. Confucius said," One who is impatient in trivial matters can seldom achieve success in matters of great importance."
4. Perseverance (In-nae)
Without self-control, a Choi Kwang Do student is just like any fighter in the street. Loss of self-control is disastrous both in sparring and personal affairs. "The term of stronger is the person who wins over oneself rather than someone else", Lao Tzu.
5. Self-Control (Guk-kee)
A true student of Choi Kwang Do will never give up, not even when faced with insurmountable odds. The most difficult goals can be achieved with Unbreakable spirit.
THE CHILDREN’S PROMISE
• To always do my best and never give up
• To obey my parents and teachers
• To tell the truth and honour my word
• To always be polite
• To never misuse what I learn in class
THE ADULT PLEDGE
• To set positive goals and strive to achieve them
• To apply self discipline to further my personal development
• To stand for justice and honour my word
• To promote friendly relationships among all people
• To use what I learn in class in a constructive manner
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins.....
not through strength, but through perseverance"
6. Unbreakable Spirit (Bool-gool)
Gentleness is recognising our own capacity to do harm and instead choosing to be considerate and thoughtful. Gentleness doesn’t mean being weak. Gentleness can be firm, even powerful. To behave in a gentle manner requires that we stay centred in our own values and strength.
Choi Kwang Do
Martial Art Academy
Monday 18.30 to 19.30
Wednesday 18.30 to 19.30