Theory

Student Oath

  1. I shall observe the tenants of Taekwon-Do:
    • Courtesy
    • Integrity
    • Perseverance
    • Self-Control
    • Indomitable Spirit
  2. I shall respect the instructors and seniors
  3. I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do
  4. I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
  5. I shall build a more peaceful world

Counting in Korean

Hana – One
Dul – Two
Set – Three
Net – Four
Dasot – Five
Yosot – Six
Ilgop – Seven
Yodul – Eight
Ahop – Nine
Yul – Ten

Training Secrets

  1. To study the theory of power thoroughly.
  2. To understand the purpose and method of each movement clearly.
  3. To bring the movement of the eyes, hands, feet, and breath into a single coordinated action.
  4. To choose the appropriate attacking tool for each vital spot.
  5. To become familiar with the correct angle and distance for attack and defence.
  6. Keep both arms and legs bent slightly while the movement is in acton.
  7. All movements must begin with a backward motion with very few exceptions. However, once the movement is in motion it should not be stopped before reaching the target.
  8. To create a sine wave during the movement by utilizing the knee spring properly.
  9. To exhale briefly at the moment of each blow except a connecting motion.

Common Terminology

Charyot – Attention
Junbi – Ready Stance
Paro – Back to Ready Stance
Swiyo – Relax
Kyong Ye – Bow

Calling Attention

To the General – Charyot Chong Shi Ja Nim Ke Kyong Ye
To the Instructor – Charyot Sabum Nim Ke Kyong Ye
To the Assistant Instructor – Charyot Bo Sabum Nim Ke Kyong Ye
To the Examiner – Charyot Shim Sa Kwan Nim Ke Kyong Ye