Concepts & Values
The training program at Taekwondo Center for Excellence is designed to form children into individuals that are functional and productive members of our society.
In every class, we remind them of — and expect they learn — one or more concepts from the following list:
- Focus: Concentrating all of your energy on the task at hand.
- Intensity: Trying your hardest, all of the time.
- Self-control: Being able to do something, but choosing not to.
- Integrity: Doing the right thing, all the time, even when no one is watching.
- Humility: Thinking of others, instead of yourself.
- Perseverance: Never, ever, ever, ever giving up.
- Patience: Waiting nicely.
- Personal property: Something that belongs to someone.
- Personal space: A comfortable distance between people.
- Discipline: Doing what you need to do, even when you don’t feel like it.
- Respect: Holding someone or something in high regard.
- Outsmarting your parents: Doing what they normally ask of you, before they ask.
- Courtesy: Manners, saying and doing nice things.
- Dedication: Being committed to a task or a purpose.
- Commitment: Binding yourself to a course of action.
- Loyalty: A strong feeling of support or allegiance.