Midwest Academy
of Tae Kwon Do

Philosophy Of Tae Kwon Do

Based on ethical and moral standards

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. It is a firm belief that anyone can develop enough strength to become a guardian of justice, to challenge social problems and to cultivate the human spirit to the highest level attainable. Through TaeKwon-Do, these tasks can be accomplished.

The philosophy of TaeKwon-Do is based on the ethical and moral standards by which people can live together in peace and harmony. We must try to help each other and all work towards building a safe and successful world around us. In this day and age to many accounts of violence and senseless destruction are happening on a daily basis. Through TaeKwon-Do, you can develop the skills and beliefs to become leaders and to become role models to make the changes we need to make our communities a much better place to live.

General Choi Hong Hi has set the following guidelines and the instructors of the Midwest Academy of TaeKwon-Do believe in these guidelines and want all of the students to hold fast to them also.

  • Never use TaeKwon-Do for commercial, financial, or political gain whatsoever.
  • Be willing to go where the going may be tough and do the things that are worth doing even though they are difficult.
  • Be gentle to the weak and tough to the strong
  • Be content with what you have in money and possessions but never in skills or self-development.
  • Always finish what you begin, be it large or small.
  • Be a willing teacher to anyone regardless of religion, race, or ideology.
  • Never yield to repression or threat in the pursuit of a noble cause.
  • Teach attitude and skill with action rather than words.
  • Always be yourself even though your circumstances may change.
  • Be the eternal teacher who teaches with the body when young, with words when old, and by moral precept even after death.