Precepts #1 - #3 of Traditional Korean Archery

 

Precept #1

 

仁 愛 德 行

 

인 애 덕 행

 

'In' Selflessness, humanity, benevolence
'Ae' love, affection
'Deok' goodness, virtue
'Haeng' action, behavior

 

In Ae Deok Haeng

"Be seen as a model of love and virtue."

 


 

Precept #2

 

 誠 實 謙 遜

 

성 실 겸 손

 

'Seong' true, honest
'Shil' Truth, reality, actuality
'Gyeom' humble, modest
 'Sohn' (together with the preceeding character) = humility, modesty

 

Seong Shil Gyum Sohn

"Act with humbleness and honesty."

 


 

 Precept #3

 

自 重 節 操 

 

 자 중 절 조  

 

 'Ja' Self
'Joong' Important, severe
 'Jeol' durable, integrity
 'Jo' manage, exercise

 

Ja Joong Jul Jo

"You should solidly protect your integrity through discreet behavior."