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Self-Restraint / Self-Control

kè jǐ
Self-Restraint / Self-Control Scroll

克己 / 剋己 can be translated as "self-denial", "self-abnegation", "self-restraint", "self-discipline", "self-mastery" or selflessness.

As a tenet of Korean taekwondo, and other martial arts, this is often used with the title "self-control".

wǒ màn
ga man
Gaman Scroll

Gaman is a Zen Buddhist term from Japan that means "enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity".

This title can also be translated as patience, perseverance, tolerance, or self-denial.

我慢 is also a Chinese Buddhist term with a different pronunciation. It comes from Sanskrit abhimāna or ātma-mada. Chinese Buddhism defines this very differently as, "Egoism exalting self and depreciating others", "self-intoxication", or "pride". Alone, the first character means "Me, I, or Self", and the second character in a Buddhist context comes from Sanskrit māna and means pride, arrogance, self-conceit, looking down on others, supercilious, etc.

I’m currently working with Japanese and Chinese translators to try and reconcile the true meaning or any commonality of this word between languages. For now, please only consider this if your audience is Japanese.

Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do

tái quán dào jīng shén lǐ yì lián chǐ rěn nài kè jǐ bǎi zhé bù qū
Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do Scroll

跆拳道精神禮義廉耻忍耐克己百折不屈 is General Choi's writing that is often called "The Tenets of Taekwon-do".

Taekwondo Tenets

The actual title would be translated as, "Taekwondo Spirit" or "The Spirit of Taekwondo". It was originally written in Korean Hanja (Chinese characters used in Korea for about 1600 years).

General Choi's original calligraphy is shown to the right. Your custom calligraphy will be unique, and not an exact match, as each calligrapher has their own style.

In modern times, the common form of written Korean is Hangul (a phonetic character set). The table below shows the text in Hangul and Hanja along with a pronunciation guide and a brief English translation:

Traditional Korean HanjaModern Korean HangulPronunciationEnglish
跆拳道精神태권도정신tae gweon do jeong sinTaekwondo Spirit
禮儀예의ye yiCourtesy / Etiquette / Propriety / Decorum / Formality
廉耻염치yeom ciIntegrity / Sense of Honor
忍耐인내in naePatience / Perseverance / Endurance
克己극기geug giSelf-Control / Self-Denial / Self-Abnegation
百折不屈백절불굴baeg jeor bur gurIndomitable Spirit (Undaunted even after repeated attacks from the opponent)
Note that the pronunciation is the official version now used in South Korea. However, it is different than what you may be used to. For instance, "Taekwon-do" is "tae gweon do". This new romanization is supposed to be closer to actual Korean pronunciation.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
克己 / 剋己
kokki / kokikè jǐ / ke4 ji3 / ke ji / kejik`o chi / kochi / ko chi
Gaman我慢ga man / gamanwǒ màn / wo3 man4 / wo man / woman
Taekwondo Tenets
Spirit of Taekwon-do
tái quán dào jīng shén lǐ yì lián chǐ rěn nài kè jǐ bǎi zhé bù qū
tai2 quan2 dao4 jing1 shen2 li3 yi4 lian2 chi3 ren3 nai4 ke4 ji3 bai3 zhe2 bu4 qu1
tai quan dao jing shen li yi lian chi ren nai ke ji bai zhe bu qu
t`ai ch`üan tao ching shen li i lien ch`ih jen nai k`o chi pai che pu ch`ü
tai chüan tao ching shen li i lien chih jen nai ko chi pai che pu chü
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Simple Dictionary Definition


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kè jǐ
    ke4 ji3
k`o chi
    ko chi
Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do Scroll
self-restraint; discipline; selflessness
(n,vs,adj-no) self denial; self control; (given name) Yoshimi


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wǔ nì
    wu3 ni4
wu ni
(1) {Buddh} five cardinal sins (killing one's father, killing one's mother, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, causing a schism within the sangha); (2) (hist) crime of killing one's master, father, grandfather, mother, or grandmother
pañcānantarya; 五無間業 The five rebellious acts or deadly sins, parricide, matricide, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, destroying the harmony of the sangha, or fraternity. The above definition is common both to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. The lightest of these sins is the first; the heaviest the last. II. Another group is: (1) sacrilege, such as destroying temples, burning sutras, stealing a Buddha's or a monk's things, inducing others to do so, or taking pleasure therein; (2) slander, or abuse of the teaching of śrāvaka s, pratyekabuddhas, or bodhisattvas; (3) ill-treatment or killing of a monk; (4) any one of the five deadly sins given above; (5) denial of the karma consequences of ill deeds, acting or teaching others accordingly, and unceasing evil life. III. There are also five deadly sins, each of which is equal to each of the first set of five: (1) violation of a mother, or a fully ordained nun; (2) killing a bodhisattva in a sangha; (5) destroying a Buddha's stūpa. IV. The five unpardonable sin of Devadatta who (1) destroyed the harmony of the community; (2) injured Śākyamuni with a stone, shedding his blood; (3) induced the king to let loose a rutting elephant to trample down Śākyamuni; (4) killed a nun; (5) put poison on his finger-nails and saluted Śākyamuni intending to destroy him thereby; five heinous crimes


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fǒu dìng
    fou3 ding4
fou ting
 hitei / hite
to negate; to deny; to reject; negative (answer); negation
(n,vs,adj-no) (1) (ant: 肯定・1) denial; negation; repudiation; disavowal; (2) negation (logic); (3) {comp} NOT operation



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fǒu rèn
    fou3 ren4
fou jen
to declare to be untrue; to deny
(noun/participle) denial; negation; repudiation; disapproval


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dǎ xiāo
    da3 xiao1
ta hsiao
to dispel (doubts, misgivings etc); to give up on
(linguistics terminology) negation; denial; negative



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mǒ shā
    mo3 sha1
mo sha
to erase; to cover traces; to obliterate evidence; to expunge; to blot out; to suppress
(noun/participle) erasure; denial; obliteration; ignoring (an opinion)


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(noun/participle) refusal; rejection; denial; veto


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kōng jí
    kong1 ji2
k`ung chi
    kung chi
 kuujaku / kujaku
(1) {Buddh} complete emptiness (i.e. as a denial of the inherent existence of all things); nirvana (where this emptiness is realized); (noun or adjectival noun) (2) (archaism) quiet and lonely
Immaterial; a condition beyond disturbance, the condition of nirvana; void and tranquil


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approval or disapproval; admission or denial


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fēi wǒ
    fei1 wo3
fei wo
(See 自我) non-ego (philosophy); not-self
denial of self-nature; denial of self-nature


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spirit of self-denial


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 zenhitei / zenhite
(noun/participle) complete denial; complete disavowal; total negation


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(adverb) (1) or; otherwise; (adverb) (2) furthermore; also; (adverb) (3) (archaism) perhaps; by some chance; possibly; (adverb) (4) (archaism) that being said; be that as it may; (adverb) (5) (archaism) however; but; (adverb) (6) (archaism) not to mention; needless to say; (adverb) (7) (archaism) as expected; sure enough; (adverb) (8) (archaism) (used to express emphatic denial, suspicion, or emotion) really; at all


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(linguistics terminology) negation; denial; negative


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(adv,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) slapping; splashing; splatting; banging shut; flat (refusal, denial, etc.)


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(adv,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) slapping; splashing; splatting; banging shut; flat (refusal, denial, etc.)


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 kokkishoujin / kokkishojin
(noun/participle) (yoji) self-control and close application; self-denial and diligent devotion


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 zenmenhitei / zenmenhite
(noun/participle) (yoji) total denial; complete denial; denying totally (flatly, outright)



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yīn guǒ yìng bào
    yin1 guo3 ying4 bao4
yin kuo ying pao
 inga ōhō
Cause and effect in the moral realm have their corresponding relations, the denial of which destroys all moral responsibility; to causes and effects are concomitant in their retribution


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(linguistics terminology) negation; denial; negative


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(judicial) denial


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 genjouhitei / genjohite
(yoji) refusal to accept the present situation; denial of the existing situation; negation of the status quo


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 jikohitei / jikohite
(noun/participle) self-denial


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(exp,v5r) to shake one's head (in denial)


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 diiooesukougeki / diooesukogeki
{comp} denial-of-service (DoS) attack


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(exp,v5r) to shake one's head (in denial)


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 saabisunobougai / sabisunobogai
{comp} denial of service



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fēn bù shì jù jué fú wù
    fen1 bu4 shi4 ju4 jue2 fu2 wu4
fen pu shih chü chüeh fu wu
distributed denial of service (DDOS) form of Internet attack


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 bunsandiiooesukougeki / bunsandiooesukogeki
{comp} Distributed Denial of Service attacks


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 saabisufunoukougeki / sabisufunokogeki
{comp} denial of service attack

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