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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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TAEKWONDO OPEN HAND STRIKES

sonnal an chigi ( 손날 안치기 )

Knife Hand Inward Strike

Intermediate Level

sonnal mok chigi

Knife Hand Neck Strike

Intermediate Level

Jipge-jumeok-jireugi ( 집게주먹 지르기 )

Pincers Hand Strike

Advanced Level

batangson ap chigi ( 바탕손 앞치기 )

Palm Heel Forward Strike

Advanced Level

jebipoom chigi ( 제비품치기 )

Swallow Strike

Intermediate Level

jebipoom sonnal an chigi ( 제비품 (손날) 안치기 )

Swallow (HandBlade) Inward Strike

Intermediate Level

jebipoom batangson ap chigi ( 제비품 (바탕손) 앞치기 )

Swallow (Palm Heel) Front Strike

Intermediate Level

(Pyeonsonkkeut) jireugi

Fingertips Strike

Advanced Level

(Pyeonsonkkeut) sewo-jjireugi / ( (편손끝) 세워찌르기 )

Flat Fingertips Vertical Thrust

Advanced Level

(Pyeonsonkkeut) eopeo-jjireugi ( (편손끝) 엎어찌르기 )

Flat Fingertips Horizontal Thrust

Advanced Level

Kodureo-sewo-jjireugi ( 거들어 세워찌르기 )

Supported Vertical Thrust

Intermediate Level

sonnal deung an chigi ( 손날등 안치기 )

Ridgehand Inward Strike

Advanced Level

Sonnal deung naeryeo chigi ( 손날등 내려치기 )

Ridgehand Downward Strike

Advanced Level

Gupinsonmok ollyeo chigi ( 굽힌손목 올려치기 )

Bent Wrist Upward Strike

Advanced Level

Gawisonkkeut-jjireugi ( 가위손끝 찌르기 )

Scissors Fingertip Strike

Advanced Level

sonnal olgul bakkat chigi ( 손날 바깥치기 )

HandBlade Outward Strike

Advanced Level

Palgup dwi chigi ( 팔굽 뒤치기 )

Rear Elbow Strike

Intermediate Level

Palgup naeryeo chigi ( 팔굽 내려치기 )

Downward Elbow Strike

Intermediate Level

palgup dollyeo chigi ( 팔굽 돌려치기 )

Turning Elbow Strike

Intermediate Level

palgup pyojeok chigi ( 팔굽 표적치기 )

Target Elbow Strike

Intermediate Level

mejumeok naeryeo chigi ( 메주먹 내려치기 )

Hammer Fist Strike

Intermediate Level

deung jumeok bakkat chigi ( 등주먹 바깥치기 )

Outward Backfist Strike

Intermediate Level

deung jumeok ap chigi ( 등주먹 앞치기 )

Back Knuckle Forward Strike

Intermediate Level

palgup dollyeo chigi ( 팔굽 돌려치기 )

Turning Elbow Strike

Intermediate Level
     

 

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 »

RESOURCES
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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