Taekwondo 태권도Taekwondo Preschool
Promotion from one geup to the next can proceed rapidly in some schools, since schools often allow geup promotions every two, three, or four months. Students of geup rank learn the most basic techniques first, and then move on to more advanced techniques as they approach first dan. Many of the older and more traditional schools often take longer to allow students to test for higher ranks than newer, more contemporary schools, as they may not have the required testing intervals. View Taekwondo belt levels »
When you reach senior belt you are expected to guide the junior belts when they are beginning Taekwondo such as showing by example.
Toeboek (도복) the pronunciation under Korean grammar rules, is the uniform worn by practitioners of Korean Martial Arts. Do means "way" and bok means "clothing". The dobok is modeled on the Japanese dōgi, used in Judo, which was developed by Kano Jigoro. The dobok comes in many colours, though white or black are the most common. The dobok may have the reverse in a different colour than the rest of the dobok. They are made in a variety of materials, ranging from traditional cotton to cotton-polyester blends.
The pants of the dobok may be wider and longer than the traditional Japanese keikogi. Due to this, practitioners often wear a dobok modeled after the Korean hanbok. The dobok of World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) - style taekwondo practitioners usually have v-neck jackets, tailored after the design of the hanbok. Traditional taekwondo practitioners may wear dobok that are identical or very similar to gi, with a cross-over jacket front, while International Taekwondo Federation-style taekwondo practitioners typically wear a newer design with a vertically closing jacket front. The dobok comes in many colours, though white and black are the most common.
There are five tenets defined in the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) and several more in World Taekwondo (WT).
Integrity ( Yeom Chi / 염치 ): "Although it may be similar, this form of integrity takes on a more wider role then defined in the common dictionary. In taekwondo, integrity means not only to determine what is right or wrong but also having the conscience to feel guilt if one has done wrong and to have the integrity stand up for what is right." View Taekwondo Tenets »
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Knowing the fundamental basics is very important for your learning path as you build your skills and knowledge. When you reach senior belt you are expected to guide the junior belts when they are beginning Taekwondo such as showing by example.
- Dobok 도복 (Uniform)
- Dhee 띠 (Belt)
- Dojang 도장
- Geup 급 (Color Belt Ranking)
- Dan 단 (Black Belt Degree)
- Target Pad
- Focus Mitt
- Heavy Bag
- School Rules
- Sparring Gear
- Kyeong nye 경례 (Bowing)
- Kihap 기합 (Yell)
- Jumeok 주먹 (Fist)
- Sonnal 손날 (Knife Hand)