Korean Terminology

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 Counting in Korean

One hana
Two dool
Three set
Four net
Five daset
Six yasot
Seven ilgop
Eight yodul
Nine ahop
Ten yol

  
The Tenets of TaeKwon-Do

Courtesy ye-ui
Integrity yom-chi
Perseverance in-nae
Self control guk-gi
Indomitable spirit baek-jul bool-gool

 
Classes of Black Belts

1st-3rd dan Novice boo sa-bum
4th-6th dan Expert sa-bum
7th-8th dan Master sa-hyung
9th dan Grand Master sa-sung


Opening Ceremony

The following are the commands given at the beginning of every class.  The highest ranking class member gives the command while the instructor faces the class at the head of the classroom (do-jang).  Students line up in class according to rank with the highest ranking class member lining up on the right hand side of the front row and each progressively lower rank lining up toward the left.

charyot Attention stance
kuk-ki-yea tae-hae Face the flags
kyong-ye Salute
baro Return to attention stance
anj-oh Kneel
muk-nyom Meditate
baro Return to attention stance
charyot Attention stance
sa-bum nim gae (1) Face the instructor
kyong-ye Bow


(1) Replace sa-bum with the appropriate title dependent upon belt rank.

 

 
Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony is held very similarly to the opening ceremony.

charyot Attention stance
kuk-ki-yea tae-hae Face the flags
kyong-ye Salute
baro Return to attention stance
anj-oh Kneel
muk-nyom Meditate
baro Return to attention stance
charyot Attention stance
sa-bum nim gae (1) Face the instructor
kyong-ye Bow
boo sa-bum nim gae (1) Face the assistant instructor
kyong-ye Bow
ee-sang Dismissed
ko-map sum-nee-da (2) Thank you very much


(1) Replace sa-bum with the appropriate title dependent upon belt rank.
(2) In our class, we respond with a spirited "EE-SANG"

                                             
Required Vocabulary

These are the words most used in commands during classes.  Commands are given in Korean (and repeated in English if needed for newer students).  Further explainations regarding the details of the techniques being learned, their uses and the philosophy behind them are given in English and are demonstrated by the instructors.

Assistant instructor boo sa-bum (1st-3rd dan)
Attention charyot
At ease swiyo
Begin si-jak
Bow/salute kyong-ye
Degree dan
Face the flags kuk-ki-yea tae-hae
Finished ee-sang
Grade (colored belt rank) gup
Grand Master sa-sung (9th dan)
Gymnasium do-jang
Instructor sa-bum (4th-6th dan)
Instructor, sir sa-bum nim
Master instructor sa-hyun (7th-8th dan)
Meditate muk-nyom
Pattern tul
Ready position junbi
Return to ready baro
Sit/kneel anj-oh
Stop guman
Thank you ko-map sum-nee-da
Turn around tui-tora
Uniform do-bak
Yell ki-ap

 

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