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Korean Terminology


English Korean
‘l’ stance niunja sogi

Anatomy and Striking Surfaces

English Korean
knife-hand sonkal
ball of the foot ap-koomchi
foot-sword balkal
head mori

Height Sections and Directions

English Korean
left wen
right orun

Basic Techniques

English Korean
rising block chookyo makki
outer-forearm rising block bakkat-palmok chookyo makki
guarding block daebi makki
forearm guarding block palmok daebi makki
double punch doo jirugi
strike taerigi
knife-hand strike sonkal taerigi

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.