|closed stance||mo-a sogi|
|vertical stance||soojik sogi|
|bending stance||koobooryo sogi|
Anatomy and Striking Surfaces
|lower half of the body||habanshin|
|upper half of the body||sangbanshin|
|back, rear||dwit, dwi|
|circular block||dollimyo makki|
|hooking block||kolchyo makki|
|waist block||hori makki|
|pushing block||miro makki|
|palm pushing block||sonbadak miro makki|
|upright punch, vertical punch||sewo jirugi|
|side punch||yop jirugi|
|back-knife-hand strike, reverse knife-hand strike||sonkal-dung taerigi|
|reverse side kick||bandae yop chagi|
|reverse turning kick||bandae dollyo 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).
Buy a colour belt handbook
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.