Taekwondo & it's counting* All Taekwondo practitioners, whether competitors or not are at all times expected to uphold the five tenets of Taekwondo. These are *Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control and Indomitable spirit.* Korean is a beautiful but complex language. Counting to 10 can be simple –depending on what you’re trying to count. The words are pretty easy to pronounce, though, and if you want to simply count to 10 in Korean - including for Taekwondo – it’s not that hard.