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These tenets derive from the World Martial Arts Association founded by Grand Master Sang Kyu Shim


1. I understand that the Martial Art program strives for the improvement of the whole person. Therefore, it insists on the constant interaction between the spiritual and the physical. I will emulate the high ideals of all ancient cultures, such as tolerance, non-violence, respect for my peers, dedication to duty, and honor to my superiors.


2. I shall maintain a good rapport with my school. I will be loyal to the spirit of Martial Arts as well as to those who are inspired by the Martial Art spirit. Since I have chosen to become student of Martial Art, I am obliged to be loyal to its spirit.


3. I will not criticize other students . An unwritten rule of Martial Art requires that students only speak well of other students.


4. I shall be extremely cautious about making promises, but I shall keep the ones I do make.


5. I shall be punctual for class.

6. I will always act with my purpose before me. I will act with sincerity and forthrightness.


7. I will endeavor to overcome any shyness I might feel being in front of an audience. In this effort I will assist my instructors in teaching beginning students whenever possible.


8. I will not hesitate to take necessary risks in order to develop into an ideal martial artist.


9. I shall react in a mature manner to every event, regardless of whether it is favorable, frustrating, or disastrous, as I represent the school.


10. I will endeavor to finish what I have started, to reach my goals and set new ones.