Taekwon-Do has two languages used to teach and learn its techniques, English and Taekwon-Do Terminology, based on Korean.
When you come to grade, as part of your examination, you will need to know the Taekwon-Do Terminology for your grade. The following information and the grading study sheets should help you prepare for these questions.
A Taekwon-Do student typically wears a white uniform (dobok), with a belt (ti) tied once around the waist.
The belt colour indicates the student's rank. Belts are White, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red and Black.
The school or place where training is given is called the dojang.
A Grandmaster is called a Sasung-nim (9th Dan), Senior Master is called a Sonim Sa-Hyung-nim (8th Dan), Master is called a Sa-Hyung-nim (7th Dan), Instructor is called Sabum-nim (4th, 5th, 6th Dan), Assistant Instructor is called Bo-Sabum-nim (1st, 2nd, 3rd Dan).
Black belt students also wear black piping around the edge of their Doboks, this is symbolic of the Korean royal dress code during the Koguryo, Baekje and Silla Dynasties.
Commands and Counting
Taekwon-Do terminology will be used as commands during class. You will also be encouraged to count using terminology during class and during gradings. The following words are common amongst Taekwon-Do schools, but pronunciation can vary.
|Dwiro-dora||-||Turn around(180 degrees)|
Grading Guide - Download
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