When bowing in and out of a Taekwondo class or event the students say an oath promising to be the best and perform the best to their ability.  Here are the oaths for each age group.  The Adult Student Oath is the official bow in / out oath at ATA events, and is worthwhile for all students to memorize.

Tiny Tiger Student Oath

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Sir / Ma’am!
I promise to be a good person.
Having knowledge in my mind,
Honesty in my heart,
Strength in my body,
And to make good friends
Sir / Ma’am!

Juniors Student Oath

Juniors Student Oath

Sir / Ma’am!
Each day I will live by
Honoring my parents and instructors,
Practicing to the best of my ability,
And having courtesy and respect for everyone I meet.
Sir / Ma’am!

Adult Student Oath

Adult Student Oath

Bowing In:

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!

Bowing Out:

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!