Respect, Humility, Patience

Martial Arts Rochester NY, Taekwondo, Judo, Kumdo, Hapkido.
  1. Always dress appropriately: there is a dress code in every place and culture. Proper attire prepares your mind before every practice. We teach the proper way to make preparations and engage in everything with a positive attitude.
  2. Be punctual: there are times when you cannot be on time, but it can be problematic when you start thinking that it is okay to be late. We teach our students to do push-ups whenever they come in late. “Don’t work with someone who is always late. Those who are not faithful to a promise will never keep their promise.”
  3. Bow politely: correct posture leads to courtesy and honesty. Be polite to your elders and pledge your allegiance at all times.
  4. Always speak loudly and clearly: speaking loudly and clearly represent your self-esteem. Especially, the central discipline is that it is essential to speak in a loud voice during white belt training.
  5. Be diligent: being diligent and hard-working create a positive image to everyone. As you practice actively, you will be acknowledged for your efforts. Therefore, respond with agility when your master calls you.
  6. If one does wrong, everyone is held responsible for one’s action: selfishness can lead to extreme individualism and egoism, which can hurt your social life. We teach our students community spirit and a sense of group responsibility through teamwork and disciplinary punishment.
  7. No crying: crying does not change anything. The Black Belt Center does not allow crying although there can be many reasons to cry. Bear in mind that when the weak talks highly of himself, it is arrogance and when he humbles himself, it is servile. On the other hand, when the strong talks highly of himself, it is arrogance and when he humbles himself, it is modesty.
  8. Never say “I can’t”: when your master calls upon you or it is your turn to do something, you carry out whatever you have to do with your utmost attention. Saying “I can’t” or “I don’t know” turns you into a passive individual who cannot even take control of a small opportunity. In order to train students as an outstanding individual, we do not accept saying “I can’t.”
  9. Only those who master the skills can pass the promotion tests: rank advancement can only result from hard practice. It is misleading to teach students that they can pass and advance by simply taking the test. Rather, it is important to take a step back and master the necessary skills and truly understand one’s abilities before promotion. As a result, students who lack skills cannot pass the test.
  10. Be respectful to your seniors: In any organization, there is an order. We emphasize that students should show respect to their seniors regardless of whether they seem strong or weak, in order for them to be respected in exchange.

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