Miamitown Martial Arts - A Ministry of Miamitown Church of Christ - Perseverance, Character, Hope

Miamitown Martial Arts Ministry Mission:

Combining God’s Truth and Martial Arts to teach the life skill of Perseverance, develop Character, and instill hope for every student

“…suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” – Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)

Miamitown Martial Arts Ministry Core Values:

  • Perseverance – Perseverance is commonly connected to many different sports, martial arts especially. We believe that perseverance is a life-skill that will benefit anyone and everyone as they grow in this trait. In addition to the connection perseverance has to martial arts, perseverance more importantly is a Biblical principle that builds strength, confidence and boldness in our walk with Christ.

  • Character – Character is also commonly connected to many different sports, and once again this is especially true when it comes to martial arts. Traditionally there is a tremendous amount of stress put on honor, integrity, and respect in many forms of martial arts. As we combine the teachings of Christ with martial arts disciplines we have deep rooted purpose and reason to develop our character knowing that we are made by God, in God’s very own image, and that He desires to mold us into the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ.

  • Hope – Hope is a word that can contain very deep meaning. As a ministry of Miamitown Church of Christ we desire that ultimately your involvement in Miamitown Martial Arts would result in starting and developing or continuing to develop your relationship with God through Christ. There is no hope like the kind we have in Christ. If you have any questions about the hope available in Christ do not hesitate one second to contact Master Delafield.

Code of Conduct:

  1. Students must bow upon entering and leaving the Dojang (training hall).

  2. Courtesy and respect should be shown towards all instructors and students at all times.

  3. Always set a good example for lower belts. Be aware that they will try to emulate higher belt Students.

  4. No Jewelry – except Wedding bands, Medical, or Athletic.

  5. No Eating or Chewing gum during class.

  6. Permission to leave class or get water must be obtained from the Instructor at all times.

  7. No outdoor shoes are to be worn during class.

  8. No talking unless permission is given.

 The Five Tenets of Taekwondo:

  1. Courtesy – Ye-ui (예의)


    Enduring respect for and consideration of self and others. Politeness. Humility. We must consistently strive to be courteous and polite in the face of adversity and turn an otherwise ugly situation into a pleasant experience.

  2. Integrity – Yom-chi (염치)


    Steadfast adherence to a strict moral and ethical code. Honesty. Loyalty. Adhering to this tenet merely means attempting to live one’s life in accordance with their personal beliefs of that which is right.

  3. Perseverance – In-nae (인내)


    A continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failures, or opposition. Dedication. We must accept the fact that it is through consistent failures that we learn where we need to concentrate our efforts in order to improve.

  4. Self-Control – Guek-gi (극기)


    The ability of a person to exert their will over one’s own impulse, emotions or desires of their body or self. Patience. Discipline. Without self-control, one would get frustrated quickly and move on to other endeavors.

  5. Indomitable Spirit – Baek-jeol-bul-gul (백절불굴)


    Having the right attitude and maintaining inner strength regardless of winning or losing. Not allowing one’s principles to be broken, defeated, or conquered. Bravery, Courage. Regardless of where one manages to obtain the inner strength, when doing one’s best against all odds, this is the essence of indomitable spirit!