What it means. 

Martial arts tenets. ( tae kwon do). 

Self discipline- the ability to control ones feelings and overcome ones weaknesses 

Example: wanting to hurt someone but not doing it. 

Benefits: able to maintain a higher tolerance for frustration, challenges, and negative emotions. 

Honesty- the quality of being honest. 

Example: admitting guilt even when not faced with accusation. 

Benefits: less stress

Respect- the feeling of deep admiration for someone elicited by their ability, qualities, or achievement. 

Example: not being disrespectful towards others.

Benefits: getting respect back.

Integrity- the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. 

Example: keeping promises, not gossiping 

Benefits: it helps you make better decisions in life. 

Tolerance- the ability or willingness to tolerate something in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. 

Example: when you disagree with someone but you respectfully do so instead of being mean. 

Benefits : will be a better example for others.

Self esteem- confidence in ones own worth or abilities. 

Example: realizing it’s not the quantity but quality of friends. 

Benefits: happier person 

Courtesy- the showing of politeness in ones attitude and behavior towards others. 

Example: helping people any way you can.

Benefits: more friends. 

Indomitable spirit- impossible to subdue. A spirit that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage. 

Example: giving whatever you are doing 100%.

Benefits: able to reach your goals.

Commitment- the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause , activity, etc…..

Example: not running from what you started 

Benefits: better person.

Perseverance- steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Example: sticking to a plan.

Benefits: more opportunities 

Courage- the ability to do something that frightens one. 

Example: defending yourself or others and controlling your actions. 

Benefits: confidence 

Leadership- the action of leading a group of people or an organization.

Example: practice what you preach, being kind to all people, controlling your actions.

Benefits: living with a good conscience. 

Not only is it good for self defense but growing spiritually as well.
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