Philosophy of Grand Master Park

Most people have a misconception of a martial art and can't see beyond the visible physical aspect, but the benefits of training in the art of TaeKwon-Do are much more than the eye can see. 

TaeKwon-Do training awakens within us a new perspective to life itself, connecting our emotional state, physical well-being and spiritual awareness.  It is a concept of learning for the mind, body and soul and could be comparable to achieving a university degree in psycology, physical education and humanitarianism as well as self-defense proficiency.

Many of the values we learn as part of the TaeKwon-Do philosophy will help us in everyday life.  As we learn self-disipline and self-control, we become more tolerant of others and this is necessary with today's fast changing attitudes of societies world-wide in which ideologies are being blended to create a new world philosophy.  Awareness on all levels, developed through concentration and technique proficiency, will assist us in avoiding negative situations as we become more alert and cautios.  Through the positive energy we generate, our self-confidence is felt by others, as our actions, demonstrate confidence in our ability to defend ourselves.  Knowing that we have the knowledge and skill to defend ourselves in any situation, builds self-esteem and gives us an exhilarating feeling of self-worth.

The serious practitioner discovers the true spirit of TaeKwon-Do through respect and integrity; which are probably the two most important principles of TaeKwon-Do training.  Without it, there could be no chain of comand or distinct levels.  To promote mutual respect, practitioners must be courteous to one another and encourage fair play at all times to ensure justice and peace.  The integrity of a practitioner will undoubtedly say a lot by his/her representation in relation to rank and attitude.  Through respect and integrity; we will build rusting relationships which will develop into strong friendships.

TaeKwon-Do will act as a common denominator, intermingling all races through a samenss of mind, to provide a way for us to put aside all indifferences, enabling us to create and manifest a peaceful world.  TaeKwon-Do will be our teacher in human kindness.

If TaeKwon0Do can provide each of us with all these benefits, why wuould we want to learn anything else?

2023  Dragan Caoin Taekwondo