Taekwondo Theory for Yellow Belt

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Korean Terminology

Anatomy and Striking Surfaces

English Korean
palm sonbadak
backfist dung-joomok

Height Sections and Directions

English Korean
inward anuro
outward bakkuro

Basic Techniques

English Korean
knife-hand guarding block sonkal daebi makki
twin forearm block sang palmok makki
inward outer-forearm block anuro bakkat-palmok makki
backfist strike dung-joomok taerigi
front backfist strike ap dung-joomok taerigi
side backfist strike yop dung-joomok taerigi
turning kick 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

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.