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List of Key Taekwondo Words, Terms and Commands
Here are many of the basic Korean words, terms and commands used in Taekwondo. Many Taekwondo schools in the USA and around the world are run by Korean instructors thus you will have to learn some basic Korean during your training.
If you want to learn how to count in Korean for Taekwondo, please visit the Taekwondo Numbers page.
For other martial arts words & commands, please visit the main Martial Arts Terminology section.
Important Taekwondo Words & Commands
- Attention - Charyut ("Chari-yut")
- Begin - Sijak
- Block - Maggi
- Bow - Kyungnet
- Breaking - Kyukpa
- Continue - Kaesok
- Fist - Joomock
- Foot - Baal
- Forms - Poomse
- Hand - Son
- Head - Moli
- Instructor - Sabomnim ("Sah-bum-nim")
- Kick - Chagi ("Cha-gee")
- Leg - Dari
- Neck - Mok (or Mog)
- Punch/Strike - Chigi
- Ready - Joon Bi
- Referee - Joo Sim
- Return - Baro (as in turn & face the Master at the end of your form)
- Self-Defense - Hosinsool
- Sparring - Kyorugi
- Stance - Sogi
- Stop - Kalyeo
- Taekwondo School/Studio - Dojang
- Thank you - Kamsa Hamnae Da ("Kamsa-ham-ni-da")
- Uniform - Dobok
- Yell - Kihap ("Kee-yah-p") - word to use when you are kicking or punching for power
Korean Names for Taekwondo Kicks
- Axe Kick - Naeryeo-Chagi
- Back Kick - Dwi-Chagi
- Crescent Kick - Bandal-Chagi
- Front Kick - Ap-Chagi
- Hook Kick - Huryeo-Chagi
- Push Kick - Meereo-Chagi
- Roundhouse Kick - Dollyo-Chagi
- Scissor Kick - Kawi-Chagi
- Side Kick - Yeop-Chagi
- Spinning Hook Kick - Dwi-Huryeo-Chagi
- TaekwondoAnimals.com, Taekwondo Words & Commands, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-words-terms.asp, Added - 4/26/13
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