Songham Spirit

The Songahm Spirit of Taekwondo

Sir/Ma'am I will practice in the spirit of taekwondo
With courtesy for fellow students
Loyalty for my instructor
And respect for my juniors and seniors, Sir/Ma'am

At the completion of a taekwondo event or class:

Sir/Ma'am I shall live in perseverance in the spirit of taekwondo
Having honor with others Integrity within myself
And self control in my actions, Sir/Ma'am

 

When bowing into a taekwondo class, the senior student in the class will ask the class to face the flags. When the class, the instructor, and all other students present are facing the flags, the senior student will call the class to attention with "Charyot" then call for a bow with "Kyungnae".

The class should not say "ATA" when bowing to the flags. When the instructor turns to face the class, the senior students will say "Recite the first half of the Songahm spirit of taekwondo, sijahk".

After the spirit of taekwondo is complete, the senior student will call for a second bow with "Kyungnae" and the class will simultaneously respond with a bow and "ATA".

When bowing out of a taekwondo class, the senior student will call for attention and a bow with "Charyot, Kyungnae" followed by "recite the second half of the Songahm spirit of taekwondo, sijahk".

After the spirit of taekwondo, the next to highest ranking student in the class will ask the class to face the senior ranking student and bow with "Kyungnae" and "ATA".