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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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arae jireugi ( 아래 지르기 )

Low Punch

Beginner Level

momtong jireugi ( 몸통 지르기 )

Middle Punch

Beginner Level

olgul jireugi ( 올려 지르기 )

High Punch

Beginner Level

momtong bandae jireugi ( 몸통 반대 지르기 )

Front Hand Middle Punch

Beginner Level

momtong baro jireugi ( 몸통 바로 지르기 )

Rear Hand Middle Punch

Beginner Level

dubeon jireugi ( 몸통 두번 지르기 )

Double Punch

Beginner Level

Sewo-jireugi ( 세워지르기 )

Vertical Punch

Intermediate Level

Digeutja-jireugi ( ‘ㄷ’자지르기 )

'C' Shaped Punch

Advanced Level

Pyojeok-jireugi ( 표적지르기 )

Target Punch

Advanced Level

Chetdar-jireugi ( 쳇다리지르기 )

Fork Punch

Advanced Level

bamjumeok jireugi ( 밤주먹 지르기 )

Extended Knuckle Fist

Advanced Level



Bakkat-chigi ( 바깥치기 )

Outward Strike

Dollyeo-chigi ( 돌려치기 )

Turning Strike

An-chigi ( 안치기 )

Inward Strike

Bitureo-chigi ( 비틀어치기 )

Twisting Strike

Naeyeo-chigi ( 내려치기 )

Downward Strike

Ap-chigi ( 앞치기 )

Forward Strike

Yeop-chigi ( 옆치기 )

Side Strike

Ollyeo-chigi ( 올려치기 )

Upward Strike

Pyojeok-chigi ( 표적치기 )

Target Strike

Kodureo-chigi ( 거들어치기 )

Supporting Strike

Danggyeo-chigi ( 당겨치기 )

Pulling Strike


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).

Courtesy ( Ye Ui / 예의 ): "Showing courtesy to all, respecting others, having manners as well as maintaining the appropriate etiquette at all times, both within and outside the dojang (도장) (designated training area)." 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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