Color Belt Exam
A color belt test was held on January 25, 2018. The following students were promoted to their next belt level.
Brandon Susano Navo, Liam Silver, Landon Silver, Angelina Sui, Donovan Sui, Velesia Cerda, Cameron Oden, Hans Weibezahan, Haideline Weibezahan, Sofia Marimom, Edison Marimom, Svetlana Grbus, Natalija Milikic, Iness Taoufiq, Henderson Herrera, Henry Nguyen, Abdiel Ortiz, Zoi Otrtiz, Victor Campos, Kimberly Vergara, Alison Vergara, Aiyana Reynolds, Patrick Lonon, Steven Ksor, Mary Naipaul, Adam Naipaul, Sofia Naipaul, Daniel Susano Navo, Alex Schmid, Alex Gleason, Alexa Gleason,
Emily Grenon, Russell Hargett, Silva Jwniel, Jaydon Crosby, Meka Surgeon, Angel Chagolla, Braylen Gray, Terell Moore, Chance Givens, James Grenon, Dr. Hedi Mandry, Harley Rhodes
A “Tenet” is a ‘core belief’ or value.
The 5 Tenets of Taekwondo are a guide for a student’s behaviour inside the dojang but are meant to extend outside of it and into real life. It is through the repetition and memorization of these tenets that one’s character is shaped.
It is important for each student of Tae Kwon Do to take some time to think about applying the 5 Tenets to their daily lives in how they act and interact with others in all situations.
Tenets of Tae Kwon Do #1: Courtesy
Courtesy, refers to being respectful and polite to all others in the dojang (training area or school) as well as people you may meet outside of formal Tae Kwon Do training. Included in this tenet is observing correct etiquette and manners at all times. Your behaviour and attitude must be courteous at all times.
Tenets of Tae Kwon Do #2: Integrity
Integrity, includes not only the general definition of integrity where the student is not only able to determine the difference between right and wrong but also being able to stand up for what is ethically correct. Being honest and having strong moral principles is paramount and working hard to be beyond corruption are important aspects of the Tenet of Integrity
Tenets of Tae Kwon Do #3: Perseverance
Perseverance, refers to the willingness of the Tae Kwon Do student to continue to struggle against all odds to reach their goal. This applies to their Tae Kwon Do training as well as other aspects of their lives
Tenets of Tae Kwon Do #4: Self Control
Self control, means to have control over your thoughts as well as your actions. Keeping your emotions in check, particularly in difficult or trying circumstances.
Tenets of Tae Kwon Do #5: Indomitable Spirit
Indomitable Spirit, refers to:
The part of you that keeps you going when really bad times hit and push you down.
The part of you that bounces back when setbacks occur.
The part of you that won't be crushed no matter how tough things get.
You can develop Indomitable Spirit as you train in Tae Kwon Do.
It comes from consistently persevering and overcoming obstacles.
It comes from facing your fears.
It comes from getting up when you fail and trying again.
It comes from pushing yourself through physical and mental exhaustion.
Indomitable Spirit enables you to go further than you ever thought possible