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Taekwondo is known for its emphasis on high kicking and fast hand techniques, which distinguishes it from other popular martial arts and combat sports such as karate. However, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) believes that because the leg is the longest and strongest limb a martial artist has, kicks thus have the greatest potential to execute powerful strikes without successful retaliation.
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About Korean Language


In taekwondo, Korean language is often used. During tests practitioners are usually asked what certain Korean words used in class mean. These words are fairly common amongst taekwondo schools, but accuracy of pronunciation can vary greatly.

Taekwondo can also be a great way to learn the Korean language by engaging in conversations with practitioners while at school. Here is a basic list of commonly used words that might be expected. 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.

KOREAN DIRECTION

ap ( )

front

yeop ()

side

dwi ( )

back

dollyeo ( 돌려 )

turning

naeryeo ( 내려 )

downward

an ( )

inward

bitureo ( 비틀어 )

twisting

bakkat ( 바깥 )

outward

arae ( 아래 )

low section

momtong ( 몸통 )

middle section

olgul ( 올려 )

upper section

 

PARTS OF THE BODY IN RELATION TO TECHNIQUES

Gawisonkkeut (가위손끝)

Scissors Fingertips

Gomson (곰손)

Curled Hand

Gupinsonmok (굽힌손목)

Bent Wrist

Dwikkumchi (뒤꿈치)

Back of the Heel

Dwichuk (뒤축)

Bottom of the Heel

Deungjumeok (등주먹)

Back Knuckle

Deungpalmok (등팔목)

Back of the Wrist

Mejumeok (메주먹)

Hammer Hand

Modumsonkkeut (모둠손끝)

Curled Fingertips

Moeundusonkkeut (모은두손끝)

Combined Two Fingertips

Moeunsesonkkeut (모은세손끝)

Combined Three Fingertips

Mureup (무릎)

Knee

Mitpalmok (밑팔목)

Base of the Wrist or Inner Wrist

Bakkatpalmok (바깥팔목)

Outside Wrist

Batangson (바탕손)

Palm Heel

Balkkeut (발끝)

Tips of the Toes

Balnal (발날)

Foot Blade

Balnaldeung (발날등)

Reverse Foot Blade

Baldeung (발등)

Instep of the Foot

Balbadak (발바닥)

Sole of the Foot

Bamjumeok (밤주먹)

Extended Knuckle Fist

Son (손)

Hand

Sonnal (손날)

Hand Blade

Sonnaldeung (손날등):

Ridge Hand

Sondeung (손등)

Back Hand

Sonbadak (손바닥)

Palm

Ageumson (아금손)

Arc Hand

Anpalmok (안팔목)

Inside Wrist

Apchuk (앞축)

Ball of the Foot

Jeonggangi (정강이)

Shin

Jumeok (주먹)

Fist

Jipgebamjumeok (집게밤주먹)

Trigger Finger Fist

Jipgejumeok (집게주먹)

Pincers Fist

Pal (팔)

Arm

Palgup (팔굽)

Elbow

Palmok (팔목)

Wrist Area

Pyeonsonkkeut (편손끝)

Flat Fingertips

Pyeonjumeok (편주먹)

Half-clenched Fist

Hansonkkeut (한손끝)

Single Fingertip

 

For more information on Korean Language Terminology see below:

 

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 »

RESOURCES
This article uses material from the Wikipedia articles "Taekwondo", "List of Taekwondo Techniques", and "Taekwondo Stances", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

 

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