Taekwondo is a Korean based martial art. Therefore, our students will learn basic and utilize basic basic Korean language to communicate with Masters and other student in our school.


Zero: yǒng/kong
One: Haa-naa
Two: Dool
Three: Set
Four: Net
Five: Da-set
Six: Yeo-set
Seven: Eell-gohp
Eight: Yeo-deol
Nine: Ah-hope
Ten: Yeol
Twenty: Smool
Thirty: Suh-reun
Forty: Ma-hun
Fifty: She-un
Sixty: Yay-sun
Seventy: Ih-hun
Eighty: Yuh-deun
Ninety: Ah-hun
One hundred: Bekh


Grand Master: Kwan jahng neem
Master instructor: Sa-bum-nim
Instructor: Kuah Seenim
Assistant instructor: Jahg yo nim
Bow to instructor: Sa-bu-nim kyung-nea
Flag: Goo-kee
Bow to flag: Gookee Kye Kyung-nea

Attention: Charyot
Bow: Kyung nea
Ready position: Joonbee
Return: Baro
Start: Shejack
Stop: Geumahn
At ease: Shee-uh
Hurry, hurry!: Bali bali
Shout / yell: Ki-yap

Training school: DoJang
Uniform: Dobok
Belt: Gee
Uniform top: Jeogori
Pants: Gaji

Competition Terms

Blue: Chung
Red: Hong
Break: Kalyeo
Start position: Ip chang
Come back position: Won wi chi
Time out: Sheegahn
Continue: Kae sok
Warning: Kyung go
One point deduction: Gam jeom hana
Face each other (or your partner): Jwa woo / hyung woo
Winner: Sung
Sparring: Gee ur gi
Breaking: Kyupkah
Referee: Jooshim
Time keeper: Kaeshee
Time out: Sheegahn
Medical time out: Kaeshee
1st round: Il Whoe Jung
2nd round: Eee Whoe Jung
3rd Round: Sahm Whoejung

Front stance: Ap kubi
Horse stance: Kima kubi
Back stance: Duit kubi




Kick: Chagee
Basic kick: Duit chagee
Ax kick (Front Straight Raising): Ap poll ya chagee
Front snap kick: Ap chagee
Roundhouse kick: Dolyo chagee
Side kick: Yup chagee
Push kick: Mirruh chagee
Crescent kick: Pyo jok chagee

Jumping front snap kick: Ap nopi chagee
Front roundhouse kick: Ap dolyo chagee
Back roundhouse kick: Duit dolyo chagee
Side snap kick: Yeop chagee
Hop side kick: Tuyuh heop chagee
Knee kick: Moo-roop chagee

Low: A rae
Middle: Momtong
High: Eul gool
Inside: Ahn
Outside: Bakaht

Punches and Blocks

Punch: Jirrugee
Fore fist: Chun kwon
Back fist: Yi kwon
Hammer fist: kak kwon
Strike: Chi kee
knife hand: Sudo
Reverse knife hand: Yok sudo
Spear finger: Kansu
Palm heel: Chan kwon
Elbow: Pal kup

Block: Makki
Inside block: An mak ki
Outside block: Bakat mak ki


Form: Poomsae (Poom-say)
Type of Taekwondo colored belt forms: Taegeuk 
Kukkiwon Poomsae Color Belt: 국기원 품새-
Taeguk 1 (Yellow Belt Form): Il Jang, 태극 1장-
Taeguk 2 (Orange Belt Form): Ee Jang, 태극 2장-
Taeguk 3 (Green Belt Form): Sam Jang, 태극 3장-
Taeguk 4 (Purple Belt Form): Sa Jang, 태극 4장-
Taeguk 5 (Light Blue Belt Form): Oh Jang​,태극 5장-
Taeguk 6 (Dark Blue Belt Form): Yuk Jang, 태극 6장-
Taeguk 7 (Brown Belt Form): Chil Jang, 태극 7장-
Taeguk 8 (Red Belt Form): Pal Jang, 태극 8장-

Greetings and Other Terms

Hello: (a) An yǒng ha se yo (informal) (yǒng sounds like "young") ( 안녕하세요 )
(b) An yǒng ha shim nigga (formal) ( 안녕하십니까 )
Good bye (if you are staying): An yǒng hi ka say yo
Good bye (if you are leaving): An yǒng hi kay sip si yo 
Thank you sir: Kamsa hamnida ( 감사합니다 )
You're welcome (or don't mention it): Cheonmaneyo ( 천만에요 )
Excuse me: Shil yeh haes sum ni da
I apologize: Mi an ham ni da
That's alright: Kwaen chan sum ni da (or) Chan mahn nay yoh
Yes: neh (or) yeh
No : aniyo
My name is ____ : che irǔmǔn ____ imnida ( 제 이름은 ______입니다 )
Do you speak Korean? Hankookmahl ashimnika?
Yes, I know a little. Yeh, okum ahminida.
Mother: Ahbuhji
Father: Uhlmoni