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.
Songahm Spirit of Taekwondo
At the beginning of each class 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 class, 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."
ATA Tigers Oath
"I promise to be a good person, with knowledge in my mind, honesty in my heart, strength in my body, to make good friends, and I will become a Black Belt Leader."