Taekwondo Terminology


Taekwondo Terminology

 

Titles

 

  • Grand Master – Sah Boo Nim
  • Master Instructor – Sah Bum Nim
  • Assistant Master Instructor – Jo Kyo Nim
  • Certified Instructor – Nyo Sha Nim
  • Assistant Instructor – Jo Kyo Nim
  • Senior – Son Bae Nim
  • Junior – Hooh Bae Nim

Names

 

  • Flag – Gook Gi
  • School – Do Jang
  • Uniform – Do Bok
  • Belt – Thee
  • Courtesy – Ye ui
  • Integrity – Yom chi
  • Perseverance – In nae
  • Self-control – Kuk gi
  • Indominable spirit – Baekjool

Commands

 

  • Attention – Cha ri yut
  • Bow – Kyoung neh
  • Ready – Joon bee
  • Begin – Shi jak
  • Return – Bah roe
  • Salute the flag – Gook go yedeh hankyoung neh
  • Bow to the grand master – Sah boonim keh kyoung neh
  • Bow to the master – Sah bum nim keh kyoung neh
  • Thank you sir/ma’am – Gahm sah hop ni dah

Stances, Punches, & Blocks

 

  • Horse back – Jooe choom suh gi
  • Forward – Ahp goo bee
  • Back – Dweit goo bee
  • Walking – Ahp suh gi
  • Kicking – Bahl cha gi ja she
  • One-step sparring – Han bun gyo roo gi
  • Low block – Ah reh mak gi
  • High block – Ui goule mak gi
  • Inner block – Ahn mohm toeng mak gi
  • Outer block – Bak gat mohm toeng mak gi
  • Punching – Ji ru gi
  • Kicking – Bahl cha gi

Counting

 

  • One – Hana
  • Two – Dul
  • Three – Set
  • Four – Net
  • Five – Dasot
  • Six – Yasot
  • Seven – Elgub
  • Eight – Yodul
  • Nine – Ahop
  • Ten – Yol
  • First – El
  • Second – E
  • Third – Sam
  • Fourth – Sa
  • Fifth – O
  • Sixth – Yuk
  • Seventh – Chil
  • Eighth – Pul
  • Ninth – Koo
  • Tenth – Sib