When a student learns Songahm Taekwondo, the focus of his or her training is not only on physical strength and growth, but also on important skills that will help lead to personal successes in life. These Life Skills will benefit students inside the classroom and beyond. After all, a healthy individual is characterized by a strong body and a strong mind so that you can attack any curve ball life throws your way.

Each life skill taught through the American Taekwondo Association of Valdosta 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.

At the beginning of each ATA Valdosta Class or Event 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 each ATA Valdosta Class or Event, 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”

By promising to live by these monthly Life Skills, the students are dedicating themselves to a life of success!


JanuaryGoals in the Martial Arts
FebruaryCourtesy
MarchLoyalty
AprilGoals for your Education
MayRespect
JuneAttitude (Spirit)
JulyGoals for your Relationships
AugustPerseverance
SeptemberHonor
OctoberGoals in the Community
NovemberSelf Control
DecemberIntegrity