Courtesy is giving a bow, to black belts and teachers who taught you how.
It's doing your chores before you are asked, and being helpful in every single class.
It's simple words like "Thank you" and "Please", and never ever to hurt or tease.
Integrity is the simple rule, of being honest at home and in school.
It's never cheating when taking a test, or thinking you are better than all of the rest.
To lie or steal just wouldn't be right, so always be truthful and act without spite.
Perseverance is telling your heart, you're going to finish the things you start.
It's refusing to quit when the going gets tough, and resolving to never walk away in a huff.
It's not giving up on the board you must break, no matter how many tries it may take.
Self-Control states a simple fact, you should always think before you act.
It's standing in class not a muscle you twitch, even if only to scratch an itch.
It's counting to ten when things make you mad, then walking away because fighting is bad.
Indomitable Spirit is showing no fear, or running away when trouble is near.
It's knowing in life there's some risks you must take, and along the way some mistakes you will make.
It's standing up proudly so that all can see, I'm OK! I can do it! I believe in me!
Poem originally by Cindy Eschanber with some changes made by Sabum Eileen Eugenio For Rhee Tae Kwon-Do, Canberra Region.