Indomitable spirit completes the list of the tenets of taekwon-do.
For me, indomitable spirti is the quintessence of human existence.
In a training hall, it means having courage to face your opponent and your fear. Always step out of your comfort zone and risk. Find strenght to go on even though everything inside you is screaming that it’s over.
Similarly, beyond the trainnig environment indomitable spirit is having courage to be open to the world, learn, and push you limits. As I mentioned earlier, in my hierachy of values courage is one of the biggest virtues.
Indomitable spirit means forcing yourself to do what you fear doing.
Indomitable spirit is running away from safety.
Indomitable spirit is have the guts to be what you wanna be.
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 may make.
It’s standing up proudly and thinking with glee,
I’m OK! I can do it! I beleiv in me!
©The Academic Taekwondo
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