Taekwondo Theory for Yellow Tag →
|‘Stand to attention’
|‘Return to the ready position’
|‘Turn around’, ‘About turn’, ‘Turn to face the rear’
For white belt in Taekwondo, you only need to learn how to count up to 10 in Korean.
If you’d like to hear how the Korean words listed below are pronounced, or if you’d like to learn numbers above 10, check out this video series: Counting in Korean.
If you’d like to hear how the words below are pronounced, or you’d like to practise them, check out this video series: Basic Stances in Taekwondo.
Anatomy and Striking Surfaces
Height Sections and Directions
|forwards, in front
|middle-section inner-forearm block
|ka-unde an-palmok makki
|low-section outer-forearm block
|najunde bakkat-palmok makki
|front snapping kick
|front rising kick
|side rising kick
|‘Punching in Four Directions’
|‘Blocking in Four Directions’
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.