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Taekwondo 태권도Taekwondo Preschool

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.


taekwondo ( 태권도 )

Taekwondo Korean Martial Arts

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gwanjangnim ( 관장님 )


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sabeomnim ( 사범님 )

Master Instructor


gyosannim ( 교사님 )



jogyonim ( 조교님 )

Assistant Instructor


dobok ( 도복 )

Training Uniform

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dhee ( )


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dan ( )

Black Belt Degree Level

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keup / kup / geup ( )

Color Belt Grade Level

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dojang ( 도장 )

School of Training

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Heavy Bag / Punching Bag

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poomse / poomsae ( 품새 )

WTF Forms or Patterns

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hyeong ( )

Forms or Patterns


tul / teul ( )

ITF Forms or Patterns

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gyeorugi ( 겨루기 )

WTF Style Sparring

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matsogi ( 맞서기 )

ITF Style Sparring

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jumeok ( 주먹 )


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sonnal ( 손날 )

Knifehand / HandBlade

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makgi / makki ( 막기 )

Blocking Techniques

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chagi ( 차기 )

Kicking Techniques

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sogi / seogi ( 서기 )

Stance Techniques

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jireugi ( 지르기 )

Closed Hand Strikes

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chigi ( 치기 )

Striking Techniques

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Jjireugi ( 찌르기 )

Thrusting Techniques


Jjikgi ( 찍기 )

Chopping Techniques


deonjigi ( 던지기 )

Throwing Techniques

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ddeoreojigi ( 떨어지기 )

Falling Techniques


gyeokpa ( 격파 )

Breaking Techniques

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hosinsool ( 호신술 )

Self Defence Techniques

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Nopi-ttwigi ( 높이뛰기 )

High Jump


Ttwieo-neomgi ( 뛰어넘기 )

Jumping over an obstacle


Ttwieo-dolgi ( 뛰어돌기 )

Jumping Turn


Meolli-ttwigi ( 멀리뛰기 )

Long Jump



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).

Indomitable spirit ( Baekjul Boolgool / 백절불굴 ): "To have indomitable spirit means to have the courage to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what odds you are up against, and to always give 100% effort in whatever you do." View Taekwondo Tenets »






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