In Taekwondo classes, instructions are usually given in Korean. Below are some of the Korean words and phrases that you are likely to hear in a typical Taekwondo class, along with the hangeul, romanisation in the Revised System of Romanisation, and an approximate pronunciation.
|‘Attention!’, ‘Stand to attention!’||차려 charyeo||cha-ryoh|
|‘Bow to the instructor.’||사범님께 경례 sabeomnimkke
|‘Prepare.’, ‘Get ready.’||준비 junbi||choon-bee|
|‘Begin.’, ‘Start.’, ‘Go.’||시작 shijak||shee-jak|
|‘As you were.’, ‘Return to the ready position.’||바로 baro||ba-ro|
|‘Turn to the rear.’, ‘Turn around.’||뒤로 돌아 dwiro dora||dwee-roh doh-ra|
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