Taekwondo Theory for Green Tag

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Korean Terminology


English Korean
fixed stance kojong sogi

Anatomy and Striking Surfaces

English Korean
finger son-garak
fingertips sonkut

Basic Techniques

English Korean
wedging block hechyo makki
side back-fist strike yop dung-joomok taerigi
thrust toolgi
straight son
straight fingertip thrust son sonkut toolgi
side piercing kick yop cha-jirugi

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

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.