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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.
Kihap is a Korean term used in martial arts. There are numerous examples of the battle cry in other cultures: kiai is perhaps primarily a development of this. In the representation of Asian martial arts in cinema and in animated cartoons, Modern Kiai are often written by westerners in Romaji as Hi-yah!, Aiyah!, Eeee-yah!, or Hyah!, however there are no specific sounds involved. Those used are chosen by the individual practitioner. Traditional Japanese Dojo generally use single syllables beginning with a vowel.
Use in Martial Arts
In martial arts, the term commonly refers to a short yell made before, during, or after a technique.
Students of Japanese martial arts such as aikido, karate, kobudo, kendo, or judo (or related arts such as taiko drumming) use kiai to startle an opponent, intimidate, express confidence, or express victory. In kendo, for example, a point is only given by the Shinpan (referees) if the hit is accompanied by a strong, convincing kiai. The physical aspects of a kiai are often thought to teach a student proper breathing technique when executing an attack. This is especially useful for longer series of attacks such as kirikaeshi, Kakari geiko (rapid partner exercise creating openings) and uchikomi geiko (responding fast to openings made by the partner).
"Mental imagery techniques are used to teach the martial artist to imagine starting a kiai in the hara or dantien-Chinese; from a physiological perspective, this means the yell should start in the diaphragm, not the throat. Some teachers claim their kiai has supernatural powers, but there is no objective, third-party evidence to support this"
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kiai", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
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)
- Warming Up