Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I Think I Am Going To Like This!

My son enrolled in tae kwon do lessons last night.  You know- for the socialization. (eyeroll)
Well, for the exercise too.  And to give him an outlet for all that testosterone fueled energy.

He brought home a list of 'tenets' that they have to uphold:

Self Control
Indomitable Spirit

This is their Oath: "I will observe the tenets of tae kwon do.  I will respect the instructor.  I will never misuse tae kwon do.  I will be a champion of freedom and justice.  I will build a more peaceful world."

Nice! I like!

Here are the Home Rules they also have to follow:

Must show respect for parents and family members at all times.
Shall greet their parents when they enter the house and tell them goodbye when they leave.
Will be truthful at all times.
Maintain a good relationship with their brother or sister.
Must help with household chores.
Must keep their room clean and neat.
Must keep their body, hair and teeth clean at all times.
Will not interrupt adult conversations.
Will study their schoolwork.
Will show respect for teachers and peers at all times.

Failure to comply will result in the loss of a rank.

Luckily, my kids do most of these already...but how awesome for the kids who really need this discipline, who don't get it at home.  

When he got home last night he immediately went about cleaning his room. So, already I am thinking this is money well spent here. Even if he never breaks a board in his tae kwon do career.

1 comment:

  1. Where's he taking tae kwan do? Caleb took a few lessons back when he was younger, but the kids picked on him due to his speech. So, we quit going. He's mentioned it from time-to-time, but we haven't pursued it further. Those are some great rules, too. Sounds like a pretty awesome program!