Taekwondo 태권도Taekwondo Preschool
Promotion from one geup to the next can proceed rapidly in some schools, since schools often allow geup promotions every two, three, or four months. Students of geup rank learn the most basic techniques first, and then move on to more advanced techniques as they approach first dan. Many of the older and more traditional schools often take longer to allow students to test for higher ranks than newer, more contemporary schools, as they may not have the required testing intervals. View Taekwondo belt levels »
Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina. An example of the union of mental and physical discipline is the breaking of wooden boards, bricks or tiles, which requires both physical mastery of the technique and the concentration to focus one's power.
There are certain rules that need to be followed to show respect to other practitioners and to the martial arts. They vary between schools but many have similar rules and guidelines.
- When entering or leaving the dojang, students should bow to the flag and your instructors.
- Students should always bow to their instructors before speaking to them and address them with respectful words such as "Yes Sir" or "No Sir"
- Advanced students need to show a good example to junior belts
- Students should respect senior and junior belts regardless of age or gender
- No chewing gum or eating food
- You should cut your finger nails and toe nails short to prevent injuries to yourself and to your partners
- Avoid excess loud conversations or noise
- No fooling around because it may cause injury and show a bad example to others
- No bullying other students or abusing your advanced rankings, show courtesy and integrity
- Your dobok (uniform) must be clean
- Watch your personel hygiene
- Show modesty, do not show off your belt ranking or techniques outside of the school
"When you reach senior belt you are expected to guide the junior belts when they are beginning Taekwondo such as showing by example"
Question. What is the korean terminology for Low Block?
This is one of the most basic Taekwondo blocks and one of the first things a beginner will learn. The lead forearm is bent and raised to shoulder height, snapping the arm straight down with the palm facing the ground, which blocks any incoming low kicks or low strikes.
Question. What is the korean terminology for Back Stance?
This stance is specifically focused on shifting weight to the back leg, as it offers much more control, and makes it easier to kick off the front leg. To perform this stance, the body faces to the side, with the front foot facing forward and the front leg bent. The back leg is bent slightly and the foot is turned outwards perpendicular to the front foot making the letter "L" for this stance.
Question. What is the korean terminology for Palm Heel Pressing Block?
A standard block used to deflect incoming kicks and punches. Open the hand and use the "bottom of the palm" to block the trunk area. The bottom of the palm is called batangson ( 바탕손 ). The open hand is raised up to shoulder height and thrust directly down to meet the attackers hand or limb.
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.
- Dobok 도복 (Uniform)
- Dhee 띠 (Belt)
- Dojang 도장
- Geup 급 (Color Belt Ranking)
- Dan 단 (Black Belt Degree)
- Target Pad
- Focus Mitt
- Heavy Bag
- School Rules
- Sparring Gear
- Kyeong nye 경례 (Bowing)
- Kihap 기합 (Yell)
- Jumeok 주먹 (Fist)
- Sonnal 손날 (Knife Hand)
- Warming Up