Philosophy of Taekwondo – Chungdokwan Calgary
We believe that Taekwondo – Chungdokwan Calgary (formally known as the J.J. Lee Tae Kwon-Do school) and the World IIn Tae Kwon Martial Arts Federation systems, are martial arts that have no equal in either power or technique. Though they are martial arts, their discipline, technique and mental training are the mortar for building a strong sense of justice, fortitude, humility and resolve. It is this mental conditioning that separates the true practitioner from the sensationalist, content with mastering only the fighting aspects of the arts.
The utmost purpose of Taekwondo – Chungdokwan Calgary is to eliminate fighting, by discouraging the strongers’ 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.
The following are the cornerstones of Taekwondo and Chungdokwan, and are the guidelines by which all serious students of these arts are encouraged to live:
• 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 position but never in skills.
• 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.