THE DEFINITION OF TAE KWON DO
TAE KWOND DO is a Korean unarmed Martial Art. It is not only kicking and punching but is also a way of thinking and living. The main goal of Tae kwon do is to achieve total mind and body control through proper training.
MEANING OF BELTS
WHITE BELT Signifies innocence as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae kwon do.
YELLOW BELT Signifies earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as Tae Kwon do foundation is being laid.
GREEN BELT Signifies the plant’s growth as the Tae kwon do skills begin to develop.
BLUE BELT Signifies the heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae kwon do progresses.
RED BELT Signifies danger cautioning the students to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
BLACK BELT Opposite of white therefore signifies the maturity and proficiency in Tae kwon do. Also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear.
1. Students must not question the Instructor’s decision.
2. Students must always respect and obey the Instructor.
3. Students must always use the word sir and ma’am when speaking to the instructor
4. Student must always salute the flag when entering and leaving the Dojang.
5. Students must not talk during class.
FIVE TENETS OF TAE KWON DO
The FIVE TENETS which guide all serious students of TAE KWON DO are: COURTESY (proper etiquette inside and outside the school), INTEGRITY (the ability to define right from wrong and know when integrity is lacking), PERSEVERANCE (never give up), SELF CONTROL (to prevent wrongful injury to others), and INDOMITABLE SPIRIT (the ability to display courage in the face of overwhelming odds).
BASIC KOREAN LANGUAGE
|ALL STUDENTS||RED BELT & UP|
|One ————————-||Ha na||Attention ———||Cha ryot|
|Two ————————-||Dool||Bow —————||Kyoung ne|
|Three ———————–||Set||Ready ————-||Jhoon bee|
|Four ————————||Net||Begin ————–||See jak|
|Five ————————-||Da sut||Stop —————||Gu man|
|Six ————————–||Yo sut||Relax ————–||Shio|
|Seven ———————–||Il gop||Turn —————||Dir o do ra|
|Eight ————————||Yo dull||Yell —————-||Ki hap|
|Nine ————————||Ah hop||Thank You||Kamsahamnida|
|Ten ————————-||Yul||Your Welcome||Cheonmaneyo|
|BLACK BELT & UP|
|TKD School ————–||Do jang||Line Up ———–||Chulsa|
|Instructor *Master* —–||Sah bo nim||Sit down ———-||An jo|
|Main Inst. *5th Dan*—-||Kwan jang nim||Stand up ———-||E la sutt|
|Uniform ——————-||Do boke||Yes —————-||Nha|
|Basic hand —————-||Kibon dongjak||Quiet ————–||Cho yong hey|
|Basic foot —————–||Kibon balchaki||Salute the flag —||Kukki a dae hae kyung lae|
|Combination kick ——–||Yongol balchaki||Our style of tkd —||Moo duk kwan|
|Form ———————–||Poom Sae||Belt —————-||Dhee|
|One Step Sparring ——-||Hanbon kyo ru ki||Hand Breaking —||Son kyok pa|
|Self-Defense ————–||Ho sin sul||Foot Breaking —-||Bal kyok pa|
|Kyok pa||Sparring ——-Kyo ro ki—Korean Flag ——Tae Kuk|
The ki-hap (yell) has many purposes, and each use depends on what situation the student faces. One of the very important purposes is that it tightens the muscle in the body. This conditions them as well as prepares them for an attack. The following is a brief list of situations and next to each is what the ki-hap (yell) does for you.
|Situation||What ki-hap does for you|
|Form ——————-||Confidence, focus, adrenal rush|
|Sparring —————-||Confidence, confuses partner, adrenal rush|
|Breaking —————||Concentration, focus, adrenal rush|
|Workout —————||Relieves stress, enthusiasm|
|One-step —————||Signal for partner|
As you can see, the importance of the ki-hap (yell) differs with each situation.
- Children shall greet their parents with “Hi Mom! Hi Dad!” when they enter the house and tell their parents “Goodbye!” when they leave.
- Children will always be respectful of their parents, teachers & elders.
- Children will be kind to their brothers, sisters & fellow students.
- Children will keep the household / room neat and clean.
- Children will keep their hair, body and teeth clean daily.
- Children will not interrupt Adult Conversations.
- Children should follow these three steps to earn good grades:
Step 1.) When you get home from school have a healthy snack
Step 2.) Open your books to review what you studied today.
Step 3.) Do your homework.
Children who do not obey their Parents may be reduced in Rank.