Our instructors comprise a Yudansha (i.e. black belt) Board that oversees all affairs pertaining to the art of Cheonjikido. The Yudansha Board embraces, advocates, and promotes high standards of leadership. Therefore, each individual instructor is regularly assessed in terms of martial arts ability, teaching proficiency, and moral character.  With regard to the latter, all Cheonjikido instructors are expected to abide by the following Yudansha Code of Ethics:

  1. Faithfully teach, advance, and remain loyal to the core principles of Cheonjikido
  2. Never use Cheonjikido for purposes other than self-defense, the defense of those that cannot defend themselves, or the teaching of the same to others
  3. Bear the responsibility, in accordance with Proverbs 24:11-12, of coming to the aid of those in danger of death or bodily harm (i.e. family, friend, or stranger); ignoring or willfully disregarding such situations, for whatever reason, is shameful, cowardly, and unbecoming of black belts
  4. Live blameless lives, both inside and outside the dojo
  5. Avoid, as a Cheonjikido yudansha, miscreant behavior, including but not limited to:
    • Profanity
    • Sexual relationships outside of marriage
    • Homosexual behavior
    • Use of pornography
    • Illegal drug use
    • Drunkenness
    • Inappropriate contact and/or romantic relationships with students
    • Public displays of rage or a brawling demeanor
    • Actions that initiate or exacerbate a violent situation
    • Involvement in criminal activity
    • Arrest and conviction for legitimate crimes against society
  6. Be law-abiding citizens insofar as obeying manmade law does not interfere with one’s obligation to the laws of Almighty God
  7. Never misuse teaching authority for personal gain or to undermine the authority of the yudansha
  8. Refrain from being found alone with a student of the opposite sex
  9. Either abstain totally from all alcoholic beverages OR limit consumption of alcohol to moderate amounts so as to never drink openly with public disregard or unto drunkenness
  10. Exercise discipline of students in a consistent manner without respect of persons
  11. Avoid bringing matters of conflict before the yudansha without first approaching the offending party
  12. Refrain from gossip or backbiting with regard to students or fellow instructors
  13. Refrain from discussing yudansha matters with/or in the presence of students
  14. Watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid one another in sickness, distress, and need; to refrain from taking quick offense; to seek restoration and resolution of conflict without delay; and to work collectively toward the furtherance and advancement of Cheonjikido