Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CTI Mission Statement

"To encourage and develop world-class leaders through educational excellence and Moo Sul Kwan martial Arts traditions"

By Lynne Dean, blue belt

The CTI mission statement presents a comprehensive goal with a road-map to implementation.  Colorado Taekwondo Institute’s goal is not just to develop people but to develop “world-class leaders”.  It implies drawing from the mass of participants and turning them into something special.  Not only just turning individuals into leader but a world class variety that is therefore above the rest.  Leadership is distinguished by actions that are not just determinate but actions that have vision.  In addition, world class leaders emerge as folks who not only have an idea where their team needs to go (the Vision), but are also equipped with the tools they need to communicate that vision, overcome obstacles, enable their team, and attain the vision.

But…there is more to the CTI Mission than to generically create an awesome specter of leaders – the mission narrows it with implementation focus.  The specific tools to encourage and develop these leaders come specifically through “educational excellence” and Moo Sul Kwan traditions.  Therefore, for CTI, there is focus on providing resources for their participants (future leaders) to participate in active positive “mental growth actions” that are steeped in MSK tradition.  To take it one step further, the MSK traditions imply leadership development by learning about and actively participating more in the MSK tenets of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.  These are the core of the MSK tradition and the resulting world-class leaders that CTI aspires to encourage and develop.

Moo Sul Kwan Students at Red Rocks Elementary

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