Bojeon Taekwon-Do, Dartmouth's newest ICTF Club, practicing Ch'ang-Hon style Taekwon-Do.
Bojeon means Integrity, and it is one of the 5 tenets of Taekwon-Do. The other four being Courtesy, Perservance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit. These five tenets are the foundation on which Taekwon-Do rests.
Ch'ang-Hon style Taekwon-Do is the original style of the art, which was formalized by General Choi in the 1940's. It combines self defense, physical fitness and beautiful patterns .
What is Taekwon-Do
• Taekwon-Do is a martial art with increased emphasis on the traditional core values and protocol.
• Taekwon-Do is a sport which should encourage students to participate in competition to challenge their self defence skills in a controlled and fun event. Many life long friends are made at competitions.
• Taekwon-Do is a way of life which is known as the “Do”. This involves learning about moral culture as well as living by the Student Oath and the Tenets of Taekwon-Do. In learning about the mental and spiritual aspects of Taekwon-Do, we understand the “why”, not only the “how”. This will also enable us to achieve a balanced life and happiness.
• Taekwon-Do is a tool for social development which can be a powerful tool to help deal with some of our world’s social problems by helping develop structure, discipline and self-confidence that carries over into all aspects of life.
The philosophy of Taekwon-Do can be summed up by the last two phrases in the ICTF Student Oath:
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.
I shall build a more peaceful world.
By practicing Taekwon-Do and living according to its fundamental values, we can become good citizens and be able to create a better world.
To learn more about our program - you can contact us here or simply check our schedule and give it a try.
Learn self defense in a friendly, fun filled family environment ! Open to ages 8 and older,get a great work out while learning how to defend yourself and your loved ones.