Taekwondo 태권도Taekwondo Preschool
When you reach senior belt you are expected to guide the junior belts when they are beginning Taekwondo such as showing by example. To advance from one rank to the next, students typically complete promotion tests in which they demonstrate their proficiency in the various aspects of the art before a panel of judges or their teacher. View Taekwondo belt levels »
Footwork involves keeping balance, closing or furthering the distance, controlling spatial positioning, and/or creating additional momentum for strikes.
The motion of moving the body to the front. Various forward steps;
- (Dubal) nae-ditgi / (두 발) 내딛기 / (Two-foot) Forward Step
- Dwitbal-nae-ditgi / 뒷발 내딛기 / Rear Foot Forward Step
- Apbal-nae-ditgi / 앞발 내딛기 / Front Foot Forward Step
- Oreun-ap-ditgi / 오른앞 딛기 / Right Forward Step
- Wen-ap-ditgi / 왼앞 딛기 / Left Forward Step
(Two-foot) Forward Step ( Dubal nae-ditgi / 두발 내딛기 )
This is one of the most basic Taekwondo footwork and one of the first things a beginner will learn. There are several variations including sliding both feets forward simultaneously while facing the same direction. The key is to use your hip and waist while maintaining a solid balance with both feet as you advance. The speed is constant and also try to maintain the same height level for faster mobility.
Rear Foot Forward Step ( Dwitbal-nae-ditgi / 뒷발 내딛기 )
When the rear foot advances first either by stepping forward or when side shuffling. When stepping forward quickly with force, the advancement could be seen as an offensive move or fake by the opponent.
Front Foot Forward Step ( Apbal-nae-ditgi / 앞발 내딛기 )
When the front foot advances first, the rear foot drags behind to follow through.
Footwork ( 딛기 ditgi ) involves keeping balance, closing or furthering the distance, controlling spatial positioning, and/or creating additional momentum for strikes.
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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