Let’s review some more of our words of the week.

Honesty – “being truthful”, always seek to do what is right.

Obedience – “a sense of duty”, fulfilling obligations and following the rules.

Humility – “freedom from pride”, avoid becoming foolishly over-confident.

I want you to consider the following questions about each of these three words.

1. WHat does the word really mean to you?

2. How do you use this word in everyday life?

3. How can you find ways to use these words more often?

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Good Morning

Here is another review on some of the word of the weeks we have done recently.

PERSEVERANCE – “to persist”, to never have a give up attitude

HONOUR – “a sense of right and truth”, to know from right to wrong and always do right

LOYALTY – “faithfulness”, to be true to others and what is right

SELF CONTROL – “Handling yourself properly”, doing the right actions at all times

Know I want you to take a few minutes to think about these words and the following questions.

1. What does each word mean to you?

2. Why are each word important?

3. How can you use each of these in everyday life?

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Over the past several weeks we talked about different words of the week. Today I want to do a little review for some of them and make you think a little.

Courtesy – “formal politeness” to ne shown to all others at all times.

Growth – “to flourish” to remain humble enough to always be growing, learning, and improving.

Courage – “valor” not the absence of fear, but moving forward in spite of the fear.

Sincerity – “being genuine” mean what you say and do what you say.

What what you to think about these three questions.

1. What does each word mean to you?

2. Why is each word important?

3. How do you practice each one of these words in your daily lives?

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


This week’s word of the week is Integrity

Integrity – soundness of character; living by right beliefs

Integrity is based on your character. How you act. What you say. Are you a good person or a bad person? Can you be trusted or not to be trusted.

Integrity is knowing the difference between right and wrong and always doing the right thing without being concerned how it will benefit you or not.

Integrity is having a set code of personal ethics that is good in nature and that you follow.

Integrity is doing the right things for others and yourself with the belief that you are acting in good faith to help everyone.

Integrity is about being respectful and carrying yourself to high esteem.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


This week’s word of the week is RESPECT

Respect – Esteem; give it to others, earn it for yourself.

Everyone should show everyone else courtesy, esteem, and be respectful./ That’s all part of the basic level of respect.

Absolute respect is a thing that in which someone earns from their peers, co-workers, family, and admirers through their words and actions.

We all should be courteous and respectful to each other but should be careful who we give the absolute respect to.Some demand this type of respect without ever doing anything to earn it. Others receive absolute respect because they have earned it yet do not demand it.

Respect is a tricky thing. Everyone has their own definition of it. Everyone has their own ways of perceiving it. Everyone has their own ways of showing it. Many ways of not showing respect.

The best way is to be kind and courteous to everyone until they give you a good enough reason not too. Then you simply don’t deal with them. Not respecting them does not give you the right to be mean or disrespectful.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


This week’s word of the week is; KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge – That which is known; applied knowledge is power.

We gain knowledge through learning. We can learn by reading, writing, listening, watching, doing, applying, and etc,.

We can learn directly or indirectly. i.e. when we learn directly, it means we are actually doing something ourselves like learning a new skill we have not had before. Indirectly is learning from someone else’s mistakes.

Learning and acquiring new knowledge is important as it allows us to continue to grow as people and as a society/community.

Not using your knowledge is useless. You may as well not have learned it in the first place.

Wisdom comes from having knowledge and knowing how to use it for the best interest of yourself and others in a positive way.

Knowledge and Wisdom comes from experience.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

WORD OF THE WEEK: Self Control

This week’s word of the week is Self Control

Self Control; handling your actions properly, choosing the right actions at all times.

Self Control is about acting in a way that allows you to take action so that the desired outcome happens. The desired outcome being that of a positive one.

For instance, if you got in a heated conversation with someone, you would behave in a while that would keep the conversation under controlled. I don’t think you would want to behave in such a way that the heated conversation turned into an agrument. That would be loosing your self control.

Self control is about having the right choices and the wrong choices and siding with the right ones even if the right choices may be harder for you.

Having self control is about getting the things done that need to be done in spite of being hard, boring, and etc,. They are necessary so you get them done no matter what.

Self Control is really all about you make the right decisions to be in control of yourself and all the situations you encounter.

One who controls ones’ self is mightier than the person who controls others.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


imagesThis week’s word of the week is LOYALTY

Loyalty – “Faithfulness; being true to others and what is right.

To be loyal to friends, family, ideas, organizations and etc,. that you value and cherish.

Loyalty is sticking with those who are always there for you no matter what.

Loyalty sometimes is hard as the option of being loyal to someone or something may seem harder than to go another way.

Loyalty can stem from having respect for those you care about and would stand by their sides no matter what.

Loyalty is having faith in your relationships and endeavours with others.

The world would be a different place if we did not have some sort of loyalty and faith.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


This week’s word of the week is Honor

Honor – a sense of right and truth; knowing what is right from wrong and doing what is right.

We learn a sense of honor at a early age from our parents, family, and others who may hold authority over us. It is based on acting upon the truth and what is right. Some people may say that right and wrong may vary from various people but that is a lot like saying that colours look different to each person. Yes I believe we all have our own beliefs and personal ethics but the greater realm of what is right and wrong is solid. Some things I will admit are pretty sketchy and some beliefs and laws don’t act out of the good for the public.

Honor works only when the rights and wrongs are established for the true wellbeing of the public. To be honorable is to act accordingly to what is good for all.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


This week’d word of the week is PERSEVERANCE

Perseverance, to persist, have a never give up attitude.

Perseverance is a very important life skill and character trait to have. Without perseverance all the great accomplishments we have made as a species would never had happen.

Perseverance is never giving up regardless of the challenges and obstacles that lay ahead. Never giving up when you have failed numerous times before because the next time you might just succeed.

Perseverance is so vital to everything that we do that if we didn’t have perseverance we would no longer exist. We need it to live and to strive for the next level.

Having a positive attitude is a must for perseverance to succeed with good intentions.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do