Self-control- Guk Gi
A loss of self-control in class may result in injury to yourself and others; you must learn to master your impulses. Your ability to get along and adapt to your environment and to recognize your capabilities is also a measure of self-control. An inability to live within your capabilities demonstrates a lack of self-control. For example, if during sparring one does not have the control to kick to the face without contact but does so anyway, this reflects a lack of self-control that could have dangerous consequences. Self-control means never having to say you are sorry. Self-control may be displayed as:
- Restraint. Way we control our actions when we are upset or angry.
- Discipline. Ability to stay consistently focused on your goals, and on the actions required to achieve those goals.
- Self-Mastery. Control over and awareness of your actions and words.
- Discretion. Do not violate confidences, or speak or act in ways that will unnecessarily hurt others.
- Will Power. Have the energy, desire, and attitude to continue a course of action even in the presence of obstacles and hardships.
- Dignity. Keep a calm exterior in the face of adversity.