Taekwondo Theory for Blue Tag

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Korean Terminology


English Korean
‘x’ stance kyocha sogi

Anatomy and Striking Surfaces

English Korean
elbow palgoop
knee moorup


English Korean
double forearm block doo-palmok makki
hooking block kolchyo makki
‘x’ fist pressing block kyocha noollo makki
upward palm block ollyo sonbadak makki
twin knife-hand block sang sonkal makki
upset punch dwijibo jirugi
twin upright-fist punch, twin vertical-fist punch sang sewo jirugi
hooking kick kolchyo chagi
crescent kick bandal chagi

Use Memrise to learn Korean


If you find memorising vocabulary difficult (as many people do), there are a number of apps available online that make it easier - a good one is Memrise. Here is a course on Memrise that will take you through Korean terminology for Taekwondo: www.memrise.com/course/114713/korean-in-taekwondo/ (some of the spellings are different to what's on this page).

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Changheon-yu Taekwondo: Foundation Syllabus

Changheon-yu Taekwondo: Foundation Syllabus is a short handbook for colour belt students in Changheon-yu Taekwondo (ITF Taekwondo). It contains movement descriptions, floor diagrams, and relevant Korean terminology for all of the colour belt patterns.

How is Korean text romanised on this page?

The romanised Korean on this page may look different to how you have seen it elsewhere. It may also be different to how it is romanised on other parts of this website. Find out more about this here.