This section of the web site is for Olympus Taekwon-Do students to use as a resource and reference area. It gives details of the Taekwon-Do Patterns up to Black Belt, details about Sparring, Breaking and the Taekwon-Do Terminology needed when studying Taekwon-Do.
There is also a Grading section, which explains what a student needs to learn to achieve promotion and earn a new belt.
Every student of Taekwon-Do should know the Oath, The Tenets of Taekwon-Do and the Basic History of the Art and its Origins.
To be thoughtful, considerate, polite, generous and respectful.
To be honest and good, and live by a code of moral values and principles.
To never give up in the pursuit of one’s goals, and to welcome challenges.
To have control of your body and mind, and to practice controlling one’s actions and reactions.
To have courage in the face of adversity, and never be dominated by,
or have the spirit broken by another.
The Taekwon-Do Oath:
· I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon-Do
· I shall respect my instructor and seniors
· I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do
· I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
· I will build a more peaceful world
Meaning of the Korean Flag:
The Korean flag is called Taegukki. Its design symbolizing the principles of yin and yang is from Asian philosophy. The circle in the center of the flag is divided into two equal parts.The upper red section represents the positive cosmic forces of yang. Conversely, the lower blue section represents the negative cosmic forces of yin. The two forces together embody the concepts of continual movement, balance, and harmony that characterize the sphere of infinity. The circle is surrounded by four trigrams, one in each corner. Each trigram symbolizes one of the four universal elements :Heaven , Earth, Fire and Water.