On The Songahm Spirit of Taekwondo (# 2)
When we recite our oath at the beginning of class, we promise to practice in the spirit of Taekwondo.
Songahm Taekwondo is a martial discipline bound by rules, but it is the values and ideals underlying
those rules that comprise its spirit. We promise not only to uphold rules, but to be true to the core
ideals of Songahm Taekwondo. Such values include the tenets of courtesy, loyalty, respect,
perseverance, honor, integrity, and self-control. It is important not only to follow rules, but to vindicate
the spirit that gave rise to them as well, not only at the dojang, but in our daily lives.