|Ladd Family Martial Arts
student creed is the underlying philosophy behind everything we
do! We always take time in every class to recite and reflect
these things. This is the true purpose of our training.
- I will
honor and respect my family, teachers and seniors.
is important that we as martial artists remember that our family,
teachers and seniors are one of our most valuable resources.
must always be very careful to show a high level of respect to our
families, all of our teachers and anyone who is senior to you in age or
rank. Remember, respect is shown in both speech and action.
- I will be kind to all people.
of the Pyung Ahn Martial Arts strive to show kindness to all
people. All people deserve as much kindness as you can give
them! We learn that even in situations of self defense, that
are to be as kind and as gentle as possible while still remaining
safe! It doesn't matter who the person is, where they are
what they look like or even if you know them or not -- show them
- I will strive to exceed
is the basic principle of doing more than the bare minimum in
everything in life! This means that if your teacher asks you
read one chapter, then read two! If your wife asks you to
the kitchen, then sweep the dining room too! However, this
go deeper than this. This creed, like all of them, require
attention and study so you can with each day understand it at a deeper
- I will remain humble and use what
in class only to defend myself or those who are weaker.
do not brag about, or even advertise the physical skills that we learn
in the study of Tang Soo Do. We should always remember that
kindness and humility often achieve much more than a block or a
punch! If you can physically walk away, then do so.
can avoid physical confrontation with your verbal skills, then do
smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."
the heart and also the ultimate goal of this portion of our Student