“TAE KWON DO is a korean Martial Art”

The main goal of Tae Kwon Do is to achieve total mind and body control.

Tae Kwon Do Aims to Achieve






Theory of power

Reaction Force



Breath control


School(Do Jang) Rules

1. Students must bow to Flag, SA BUM NIM ( Master ) and all other high ranking belts when entering and leaving the school( Do Jang )

2. Students must always RESPECT and OBEY SA BUM NIM and all other high ranking belts.

3. Students must use the word "SIR" when speaking to a SA BUM NIM or other high ranking belts.

4. There should be an absence of unnecessary conversation in the School; students should be dignified and inspired with awe within the School.

5. Students must take class at least 2x per week.

6. When a student must leave Do Jang during training, he or she must first receive permission from the SA BUM NIM

7. The Do Jang must always be kept clean.

8. Students must observe a respectful decorum and speak courteously in school and society.

9. Students must absolutely obey their parents.

10. Always finish what you start.

11. Students must say "YES SIR" or "NO SIR" to each command.

12. Students must say "THANK YOU SIR" after each technique they are taught.

Tae Kwon Do Moral Principles

Be loyal to your country.

Be obedient to your parents.

Be loving between husband and wife.

Be cooperative between brothers.

Be respectful to your elders.

Be faithful between friends.

Establish trust between teacher and student.

Always respect all living things.

Never retreat in battle.

Always finish what you start.

The Way

The Way

  • Good fortune comes from integrity and frugality.
  • Virtue comes from humbling oneself and being modest.
  • The way comes from peace and serenity and life comes from the heart that is mild and transparent.
  • Anxiety comes from over-selfishness and misfortune from covetousness.
  • Mistakes come from rashness and haughtiness and wrong doing from not being humane and benevolent.
  • One’s eyes always should be careful not to see the wrongs of others.
  • One’s lips should be careful not to talk of the flaws of others.
  • One’s mind always should be careful not to be recklessly covetous and get angry.
  • One should not recklessly engage in non-beneficial talk nor in matters of no concern to oneself.
  • One should highly regard the head of state be filial pious to one’s parents, respect the old look up to people of virtue, distinguish between benevolent people and foolish ones and be forgiving instead of scolding ignorant people.
  • If affairs find their way to you in an orderly manner, they are not to be rejected, and try to forget those matters which have already ended.
  • Even though one’s body meets with misfortune and recovery becomes hard, do not be sorry for it and foolish in darkness and no matter how tight and complete the plan may be its necessary and essential convenience can be forgotten, or lost.
  • If one inflicts injury upon others, one inflicts damage as well upon oneself in the end and if one trusts and relies upon force, there will be mutual conflicts and trouble follows.
  • Being cautions is within the heart and sustaining it is in the spirit.
  • If one does not economize, the house will collapse from within and if one does not have integrity, one will lose one’s social position.
  • I dare advise you to bear this in mind in admiration and wonder forever throughout your life.

The Most Common Posture Problems to Avoid

  • Sit correctly (upright) while eating.
  • Chew your food with both sides of your mouth.
  • Do not cross your legs while sitting.
  • Do not sit on your wallet (when it is in your back pocket).
  • Do not lie down when reading or watching television, sit up.
  • Do not fall asleep while sitting up.
  • Do not sleep on your stomach. Sleeping on your side or on your back is much better.
  • Do not wedge a telephone between your shoulder and your ear on order to have two hands free.
  • When lifting heavy objects bend your knees, take a breath and hold it, then straighten up.
  • Do not carry a heavy shoulder bag or briefcase, or if you must, change side frequently.
  • Drive a car with hands on the wheel at the 2:00 and 10:00 positions, and do not lean the body.
  • If a repetitive motion is necessary, change sides or take a break and stretch, often. (ex.: working at a cash register)
  • Wear comfortable shoes that fit correctly.
  • Don’t slouch.

7 Home Rules for Children

  • Children shall greet their parents with “Hi Mom! “Hi, Dad!” when they enter the house and tell their parents “Goodbye!”when they leave.
  • Children will always be respectful of their Parent, Teachers and Elders.
  • Children will be kind to their Brothers and Sisters.
  • Children will keep the household neat and clean.
  • Children will keep their hair, body and teeth clean daily.
  • Children will not interrupt Adult Conversations.
  • Children shall fix The Recipe for Straight A’s daily!
  • When you come home from school, open the refrigerator and have a glass of milk or juice.
  • Open your book to review what you studied today.
  • Do your homework.
  • Preview what you will study tomorrow.
  • Children who do not obey their Parents CHEERFULLY may be reduced in Rank.

Rules for a Healthy and Happier Life

  • Eat less meat, more vegetables.
  • Use less salt, more sour (such as vinegar, lemon, citrus).
  • Eat less sugar, more fruits.
  • Eat less overall, and chew more thoroughly.
  • Wear thin clothes (rather than thick), and bathe daily.
  • Talk less, take more action.
  • Be less greedy, more giving.
  • Worry less. Sleep well, and enough.
  • Do less driving, more walking.
  • Don’t be angry. Smile, Smile.

A Father’s Letter

General Douglas MacArthur

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.

Lead him, I pray, not I the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up I the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.

Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before seeks to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past. And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength. Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, “I have not lived in vain.”

Daily Thoughts

For Children

One life’s plan is during childhood, one year’s plan is in the spring, and a day’s plan is in the morning. If you do not learn during childhood, you will be ignorant enough not to know anything in old age. And, if seeds are not sown in the spring, there will be no hope of gathering a harvest in the fall. If you do not get up early in the morning, you cannot decide what is to be done that day.

For Teenagers

Reading books is fundamental to making a family rich and noble. Following principle is fundamental to keeping it so. Being frugal and diligent is fundamental to managing the household. And, being in harmony and obedient is fundamental to bringing peace to the house.

I want my students to:

  • Be grateful that you are alive

  • Always be warm-hearted

  • Greet everyone warmly

  • Appreciate the small things

  • Read books when you have time

  • When on the telephone, apologize for your mistakes

  • Forgive someone else’s mistakes when on the telephone

  • Always smile

  • Acknowledge your faults

  • Don’t hurt those weaker than you

  • Forget matters that have ended

  • Stay peaceful and clear as you get older

  • Live a simple life

  • Work hard as you own the business

  • Practice what you preach

  • Love everything, even the smallest wild flower

  • When driving, appreciate other driver’s courtesies

  • Be grateful to your servers (in restaurants)

  • Try your best to show love, even to those you dislike

  • Think of the other person before you speak

  • Show sincere praise often. A dolphin can learn tricks with a trainer’s positive speech

  • Be more giving, don’t be greedy

  • Try your best, no one is perfect

  • Do the right thing. Doing wrong hurts others and yourself

  • Don’t simply read these ideas, put them into daily practice

Problems with Video Game Use:

There are many problems that are caused by playing too many video games. Most commonly, focus problems in children develop because they become “addicted” to the fast moving pace of games. The pace allows children to concentrate on smaller bits of information in order to keep up with the game or other players. Children also tend to make gameplay the center of their entertainment, which takes away from other important aspects of life. Many study skills,  relationship skills, self control, discipline, and concentration skills are replaced by mastering video games and uncovering secrets within the game. Some of the more violent games can quietly desensitize the child to certain actions that are unacceptable in any social setting. The best way of changing this type of behavior is to limit the amount of gameplay time and encourage more reading and quality time with family and friends. By starting now, children can learn good habits that will help make their life successful in the future.