When a student learns Songahm Taekwondo, the focus of his or her training is not only on physical strength and growth, but also on important skills that will help lead to personal successes in life. These Life Skills will benefit students inside the classroom and beyond. After all, a healthy individual is characterized by a strong body and a strong mind so that you can attack any curve ball life throws your way.
Each life skill taught through ATA curriculum is based on The Songahm Spirit of Taekwondo oath, a promise each student makes at the beginning and end of each ATA event to prepare them for what lies ahead.
Attention - Cha-ryeot 차렷 Bow- Kyeong-nye 경례 Ready-Jun-bi 준비 Start- Shi-jak 시작 Stop - Geu-man 그만 As you were- Pa-ro /Bahrot바로 At the beginning of each event the oath is as follows: "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 end of the event, the promise is targeted more for behavior outside of the do-jahng: "Sir/Ma'am, I shall live with perseverance in the spirit of Taekwondo; having honor with others, integrity within myself and self control in my actions, sir/ma'am"
By promising to live by these monthly Life Skills, the students are dedicating themselves to a life of success!
Print and fill out the life skill sheet below. You can email them or bring them to class. We also have the online form below.
Cycle 1: January / February - DISCIPLINE is to obey what is right Cycle 2: March / April - BELIEF is "Yes, I Can!" Cycle 3: May / June - Communication is the link between the world and me Cycle 4: July / August - RESPECT is not what you know, its what you do. Cycle 5: August / September / October - SELF-ESTEEM is the joy of being myself. Cycle 6: October /November / December - HONESTY is the first step to an abundant life.