Word of the Week: Respect

Martial arts is built on a foundation of respect. Respect for yourself, and respect for others. When we train, there are small things we do that have respect at their foundation. For example, we bow to one another, follow the directions of instructors, and say “yes sir”. These things are all small actions that areContinue reading “Word of the Week: Respect”

Word of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is the first of Taekwondo’s Five Tenets, which are some of the main reasons I love Taekwondo. When understood correctly, the martial arts include far more than kicks, punches and blocks. Taekwondo is historically deeply connected to what we could call a religious philosophy. The Five Tenets are a distillation of this philosophy intoContinue reading “Word of the Week: Courtesy”