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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.

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chagi ( 차기 )


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ap chagi ( 앞차기 )

Front Kick

Beginner Level Information »

yeop chagi ( 옆차기 )

Side Kick

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dollyeo chagi ( 돌려차기 )

Roundhouse / Turn Kick

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dwi chagi ( 뒤차기 )

Back Kick

Intermediate Level Information »

bandae yeop chagi ( 반대 옆 차기 )

Reverse Side Kick

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huryeo chagi ( 후려차기 )

Hook Kick

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naeryeo chagi ( 내려차기 )

Axe Kick

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an chagi / bakkat chagi ( 바깥차기 )

Crescent Kick ( Inward / Outward )

Intermediate Level Information »

dwi huryeo chagi ( 뒤후려차기 )

Spin Hook Kick / Back Roundhouse Kick

Advanced Level Information »

bandae dollyeo chagi

Spin Kicks


on mondollyeo chagi

Tornado Kick / 360 Kick

Intermediate Level  

ttwieo chagi ( 뛰어차기 )

Jump Kick

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Ttwieo-ap-chagi ( 뛰어 앞차기 )

Jumping Front Kick


Ttwieo-dubal-ap-chagi ( 뛰어 두발 앞차기 )

Jump Two-foot Front Kick


Dwichuk-ap-chagi ( 뒤축 앞차기 )

Front Kick with Heel of Foot


Baldeung-ap-chagi ( 발등 앞차기 )

Instep Front Kick


Baldeung-dollyeo-chagi ( 발등 돌려차기 )

Instep Turn Kick


Apchuk-dollyeo-chagi ( 앞축 돌려차기 )

Turn Kick with ball of foot


Ttwieo-dollyeo-chagi ( 뛰어 돌려차기 )

Jumping Turn


Mireo-chagi ( 밀어차기 )

Pushing Kick


Mireo-ap-chagi ( 밀어 앞차기 )

Pushing Front Kick


Mireo-yeop-chagi ( 밀어 옆차기 )

Pushing Side Kick


Bada-chagi ( 받아차기 )

Counter Kick


Dwitbal-bada-chagi ( 뒷발 받아차기 )

Rear Foot Counter Kick


Apbal-bada-chagi ( 앞발 받아차기 )

Front Foot Counter Kick



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 »

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






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