Taekwondo - Names of Body Parts (i.e. Strike to Head, Knee or Neck)

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Taekwondo - Names of Body Parts (i.e. Strike to Head, Knee or Neck)

Here is a list of Korean words used in Taekwondo to identify various body parts (i.e. head, foot and neck). These Korean terms are often used during Taekwondo training in order to identify targets to strike or areas to defend. In addition, below are a couple of instructional videos that will help you to properly pronounce these Korean words.

For other Taekwondo words & commands, please visit the main Taekwondo Terminology section.

Taekwondo Names for Body Parts - English to Korean

  • Abdomen (Belly) - Bae
  • Ankle - Balmok
  • Arm - Pal
  • Back - Teung or Deung
  • Bone - Ppyeo
  • Chest - Kaseum
  • Chin/Jaw - Tuk or Teok
  • Ear - Gwi
  • Elbow - Palgup or Palkkumchi
  • Eye - Noon
  • Finger - Songarak
  • Fist - Joomock
  • Foot - Bal
  • Foot (Ball of Foot) - Apchuk
  • Foot Blade - Balnal
  • Foot Instep - Baldeung
  • Groin - Nang Sim
  • Hair - Morikarak
  • Hand - Son
  • Head - Mori or Meori
  • Knee - Mureup
  • Leg - Dari or Tari
  • Mouth - Ip
  • Neck - Mok or Mog
  • Nose - Ko
  • Shin - Jeonggangi
  • Throat - Mokgumeong
  • Wrist - Son Mok

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Korean Instructional Videos - Names of Body Parts

Reference Sources

  1. TaekwondoAnimals.com, Taekwondo Words & Commands, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-words-terms.asp
  2. Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, Taekwondo Techniques, http://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/front/pageView.action?cmd=/eng/information/taekwondoSkill2
  3. Kim's Taekwondo, Korean Terminology, http://www.kimstaekwondo.com/terminology_advanced.htm
  4. Life In Korea, http://www.lifeinkorea.com/Language/korean.cfm?Subject=body

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