At the beginning of every class students must recite this oath as a declaration and assertion of their commitment to their Tae Kwon Do training and the upholding of the rules of the Tae Kwon Do school.
As a member of Tae Kwon Do, I do solemnly pledge:
- To abide by the rules and regulations of the Tae Kwon Do Association
- To strive always to be modest, courteous and respectful to all members, in particular to my seniors
- To put the art into use only for self defence or defence of the weak
- Never to abuse my knowledge of the art.
The purpose of this oath is to remind students of the responsibilities which come with training in the art of Tae Kwon Do, such as showing respect for other students and practicing technique only in a responsible manner.