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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 GREETINGS

hello

annyeonghaseyo

nice to meet you

mannaseo bangawoyo

What's your name?

ileum-i mwo-eyo?

My name is 'John'

jeoneun 'John' eyo

How are you?

jal jinaess-eoyo?

I'm fine

jeoneun jal jinaeyo

I'm not fine

jal jinaeji moshaess-eoyo

bye

jalgayo

see you later

tto bwayo

See you tomorrow

naeil boiyo

yes

ne

no

aniyo

thank you

gomabseubnida

sorry

joesonghabnida

I understand

ihae haesseoyo

I don't understand

ihaega jai andoiyo

   

 

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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