Google “courtesy” and this is what you’ll get:
“noun: the showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behavior toward others.”
Courtesy is “the” very first tenet of Taekwondo. It is number one because of some of the things we learn to defend ourselves.
Imagine, for example, someone learning various techniques that can hurt others. Then imagine that this person is not a nice person. This sounds like a bully and a dangerous person.
Think about it?
As martial artists, we are held to a higher standard by others and ourselves, because we know that without courtesy, we can be a danger to others.
This week, look for examples of courtesy at your school, at home, at the mall, and everywhere. Share what you saw so that others can have a better understanding of the number one tenet of Taekwondo.
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