Korean Terminology






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Command Terms

Chul Sa  
Line Up
Cha Rutt  
Attention
Kyung Yet  
Bow
An Jo  
Sit Down
Mook Yum  
Meditate
E La Sutt  
Stand Up
Choon Bee  
Ready Position
Say Jak  
Begin
Par Row  
Return to Ready Position
Shee Yoe  
Rest
Go Mon  
Stop
Ee Dee Wha  
Come Here
Balee Balee  
Hurry
Ko Yo Han  
Quiet
Doe Rha  
Turn
Dee Row Doe Rha  
Turn 180 Degrees
Pon Tay  
Reverse

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Salutations

Nha  
Yes
Ahn Nee Yoe  
No
Con Sa Hom Nee Dha  
Thank You For Teaching Us
Mee On Hom Nee Dha  
I am Sorry
Co Mop Sim Nee Dha  
Thank You
Chun Mun A Yoe  
You Are Welcome
Ya Boe Say Yo  
Hello
" Ahn Young Ha Sim Nee Kah"     or  
" Ahn Young Ha Say Yo"  
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, how are you?
How do you do? (You may use these two salutations at
anytime of the day or as a reply to the same greeting).
Ahn Young Hee Kay Say Yo  
Stay in peace
Ahn Young Hee Kah Say Yo  
Go in peace

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Names and Titles

Dan  
Degree (Black Belt)
Yu Dan Cha  
Holder Of Degree (Black Belt) Rank
Gup  
Grade (Rank Below Black Belt)
Yu Gup Cha  
Holder Of Gup Rank
Jeja  
Student
Nim  
Term of respect "honorable"
Sa Bum Nim  
Instructor
Kwan Jung Nim  
Director of a Martial Arts School, Style or Organization.
Kuk Sa Nim  
Grand Master (National Martial Arts Teacher)

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Schools and Styles

Dojang  
School ("Training Hall", also "School where the Way is taught")
Kwan  
School (Gymnasium)
Moo Do (also "Mu Do")  
Martial Arts ("Way of the Martial Arts")
Moo Sul (also "Mu Sool")  
Martial Technique
Chang-Hun  
Blue Cottage
Tae Kwon Do  
Foot, Fist, Way Of
Tae Soo Do  
Foot, Hand, Way Of
Tang Soo Do  
China, Hand, Way Of
Hap Ki Do  
Harmony, Inner Power, Way Of
Kong Soo Do  
Empty Hand, Way Of (Karate)
Shim Soo Do  
Mind, Hand, Way Of
Koong Shi Do  
Bow, Arrow, Way Of
Koong Do  
Archery (Bow, Way Of)
Koong Sul  
Archery Techniques
Sado Mu Do  
Tribal (Village) Martial Arts
Buldo Mu Do  
Buddhist Martial Arts
Koong Jong Mu Do  
Royal Palace Martial Arts
Kwon Bup  
Fist Method
Yu Sool  
Throwing Techniques
Soo Bak Gi  
Hand Striking Techniques
Soo Bak Do  
Hand Striking, Way Of
Oh Do Kwan  
My Way, School Of
Moo Duk Kwan  
Martial Virtue, School Of
Chung Do Kwan  
Blue Wave, School Of
Shim Duk Kwan  
Virtuous Mind, School Of

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Hand Parts

Son (also, "Soo")  
Hand
Son Kal  
Knife Hand
Son Kal Dung  
Reverse Knife Hand
Kwon  
Fist (To Smash Or Destroy With Fist)
Ju Mok  
Fist
Ap Ju Mok  
Forefist
Dung Ju Mok  
Back Fist
Yup Ju Mok  
Side Fist (Hammer Fist)
Ter Ri Kee  
Strike
Chirigee  
Punch
Pon Tay Chirigee  
Reverse Punch
Makee  
Block
Pal Moke Makee  
Outer Forearm Block
An Pal Moke Makee  
Inner Forearm Block
Huke Yo Pal Moke Makee  
Rising Outer Forearm Block

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Stances

So Gee  
Stance
Moa So Gee  
Close Stance
Naranee So Gee  
Parallel Stance
Naranee Choon Bee So Gee  
Parallel Ready Stance
Gunnun So Gee  
Walking Stance
Ap So Gee  
Front Stance
Niunja So Gee  
L-Stance
Foo Gul So Gee  
Back Stance
Dwit Bal So Gee  
Rear Foot Stance
Kee Ma So Gee  
Sitting Stance
Sanun So Gee  
Diagonal Stance
Nachuo So Gee  
Low Stance
Kyocha So Gee  
X-Stance
Ko Chung So Gee  
Fixed Stance
Soo Jik So Gee  
Vertical Stance
Waebal So Gee  
One-Leg Stance
Guburyo So Gee  
Bending Stance

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Kicking Techniques

Cha Gee  
Kick
Ap Cha Gee  
Front Kick
Yup Cha Gee  
Side Kick
Tollyo Cha Gee  
Turning Kick
Pon Tay Tollyo Cha Gee  
Reverse Turning Kick
Bandal Cha Gee  
Crescent Kick
Dwee Cha Gee  
Back Kick
Naeryo Cha Gee  
Downward Kick
Golcho Cha Gee  
Hooking Kick
Bitro Cha Gee  
Twisting Kick

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Types Of Techniques

Sul (also "Sool")  
Technique
Kwan Jyel Sul  
Joint Manipulation Technique
Hyel Do Sul  
Vital Point Techniques
Ki Bon Sul  
Basic Techniques
Too Sul  
Throwing Techniques
Nak Sul  
Falling Techniques
Chil Sik Sul  
Choking Techniques
Shim Gong Sul  
Mind Training Techniques
Ho Shin Sul  
Self-Defense Techniques
Sin-Chong (also "Sin-Ch'ong)  
Application
Sul Sin-Chong  
Technique Application
Dare Ee On  
Sparring
Ilbo Dare Ee On  
One-Step Sparring
Eebo Dare Ee On  
Two-Step Sparring
Sambo Dare Ee On  
Three-Step Sparring
Cha U Dare Ee On  
Free Sparring
Pang Wi (also Pang Wee)  
Defense Against
Tong Hyel  
Pressure Point Which Induces Pain
Ma Hyel  
Pressure Point Which Induces Paralysis
Sa Hyel  
Lethal Pressure Points

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Basic Terms

Doe Boke  
Uniform
Dhee  
Belt
Kuk Ki  
National Flag
Won Ki  
Association Flag
Ha Don  
Low Section
Choong Don  
Middle Section
Son Don  
High Section
Hyung  
Pattern (Form)
Poomse (also "Poom Say")  
Pattern (Form)
Tul  
Pattern (Form)
Sahn  
Twin
Hwa  
Blossom; Flower
Rang  
Youth; Young Gentleman
Yok Sa  
History
Young U
Korean Terminology
Chul Hak  
Philosophy
Yu  
Flowing Water (Theory)
Won  
Circle (Theory)
Wha  
Harmony, Togetherness (Theory)

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Weapons

Mu Ki (also "Mu Kee")  
Weapons
Ji Pang E (also "Jee Pang E")  
Cane
Tahn Bong  
Short Stick
Jung Bong  
Middle Staff
Jang Bong  
Long Staff
Kal  
Knife
Tan Do  
Dagger
Gum (Kum)  
Sword
Ee Chul Bong  
Two-Section Stick (Nunchaku)
Tahn Do Li Ga  
Short Flail (Nunchaku)
Nat  
Sickle
Cha-Ru  
Handle (Tonfa)
Chang  
Spear
Boo Chai  
Fan
Pho Bak  
Rope

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Numbers And Counting
1 Hana 1st Il
2 Dool 2nd Ee
3 Set 3rd Sam
4 Net 4th Sa
5 Dasut 5th Oh
6 Yasut 6th Yook
7 Eel gop 7th Chil
8 Yuh dul 8th Pal
9 Ah hap 9th Koo
10 Yul 10th Ship


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