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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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Charyeot ( 차렷 )

Attention Stance

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Junbi ( 기본준비 )

Ready Stance

Beginner Level Tutorial »

Tongmilgi Junbi ( 통밀기준비 )

Log Pushing Hands Posture

Advanced Level Tutorial »

Gyeopson junbi ( 겹손준비 )

Overlapped-Hand Posture

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Dujumeok heori junbi ( 두주먹허리준비 )

Two Fist Ready Posture

Beginner Level Tutorial »

Bojumeok junbi ( 보주먹준비 )

Covered Fist Posture

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Moa Sogi ( 모아서기 )

Closed Stance

Beginner Level  

Ap Sogi ( 앞서기 )

Walking Stance

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Ap Kubi ( 앞굽이 )

Front Stance

Beginner Level Tutorial »

Dwi Kubi ( 뒷굽이 )

Back Stance

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Oja-Sogi ( ‘ㅗ’자 서기 )

‘ㅗ’ Shape Stance

Intermediate Level  

Naranhi Sogi ( 나란히서기 )

Parallel Stance

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anjjong-Sogi ( 안쫑서기 )

Inward Stance

Beginner Level Tutorial »

pyeoni-Sogi ( 편히서기 )

At Ease stance

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Koa Sogi ( 꼬아서기 )

Cross stance

Intermediate Level  

Ap Koa Sogi ( 앞 꼬아서기 )

Forward Cross Stance

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Dwi Koa Sogi ( 뒤 꼬아서기 )

Rear Cross Stance

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Beom Sogi ( 범서기 )

Tiger / Cat Stance

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Juchum Sogi ( 주춤서기 )

Horse Riding Stance

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(Naranhi) juchum-Sogi ( (나란히) 주춤서기 )

(Parallel) Riding Stance

Beginner Level  

Mo-juchum-Sogi ( 모 주춤서기 )

Diagonal Riding Stance


Anjjong-juchum-Sogi ( 안쫑 주춤서기 )

Inward Riding Stance


Ap-juchum-Sogi ( 앞 주춤서기 )

Forward Riding Stance

Intermediate Level  

Yeop Sogi ( 옆서기 )

Side Stance

Intermediate Level  

Wen Sogi ( 왼 서기 )

Left Stance ”L” shape

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Oreun Sogi ( 오른 서기 )

Right Stance ”L” shape

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Gyeorugi Junbi ( 겨루기준비 )

Fighting Stance

Beginner Level Tutorial »

Hakdari ( 학다리서기 )

Crane Stance

Advanced Level Tutorial »

Ogum-Sogi ( 오금서기 )

Inner Knee Stance

Advanced Level Tutorial »

gyeotdari-sogi ( 곁다리서기 )

Assisting Stance

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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 »

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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