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The five codes and seven tenets of Tang Soo Do apply to all members and are meant to guide the Tang Soo Do Practitioner. All Members are required to memorize them and fully understand the meaning of the codes.
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do
  • Loyalty to country

  • Obedience to parents

  • Honor friendship

  • No retreat in battle

  • In fighting, choose with sense and honor


Seven Tenets of Tang Soo Do
  • Integrity

  • Concentration

  • Perseverance

  • Respect & Obedience

  • Self-Control

  • Humility

  • Indomitable Spirit

Fourteen Attitude Requirements
  • The purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.

  • Serious approach.

  • All-out effort.

  • Maintain regular and constant practice.

  • Practice basic techniques all the time.

  • Regularly spaced practice sessions.

  • Always listen to and follow the direction of the instructor or seniors.

  • Do not be overly ambitious.

  • Frequently inspect your own achievements.

  • Always follow a routine training schedule.

  • Repeatedly practice all techniques already learned.

  • When you learn new techniques, learn thoroughly the theory and philosophy as well.

  • When you begin to feel idle, try to overcome this.

  • Cleanliness is required after training. Keep yourself and your surroundings clean.

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