TERMINOLOGY

Since Tae Kwon Do is a Korean sport, Learning Korean terminology in class is sometimes met with resistance, and other schools may choose not teach it or lack the knowledge to do so. While we try not to overwhelm students with Korean terms, we do feel that some basic knowledge in Korean terminology and culture is important for several reasons.

Most importantly, it is done out of respect for and to gain an appreciation of the culture.

Additionally, it aids in our martial arts education. Korean terminology is used throughout the Tae Kwon Do class, and understanding the meaning of these words will make participation in class more meaningful. Certain Korean words and phrases communicate descriptions, specific techniques, and ideas better than English words. Instead of saying “Drag the behind leg and kick with the front leg,” it is easier to simply call it a Pa-ruen-bal. In essence, since most all of the descriptions of techniques are probably not familiar to a beginner, one is already learning a new language.

Finally, French and English may be the diplomatic languages, but the diplomatic language of TKD is Korean. A colleague once told a story where he was in a TKD class with a student from Africa, “There was no other common language between us except Korean”. They were able to work out together using fragmented Korean terminology.

Color Belt Terminology

COLOR BELT TERMINOLOGY

White to Yellow Belt
* What is your goal in Martial Arts?To be a Black Belt, Sir
* Name of the art you are learningTae Kwon Do
ReadyJoon-bee
Horse riding stanceKee-ma-she
BeginShee-jahk
Yellow to Orange Belt
* Thank youKam-Sa-Hahm-Ni-Da
AttentionCha-ree-yut
Let's goKa-ja
Orange to Light Green Belt
* If you are age 7 and older, you need to demonstrate how to tie your belt in addition to the terminology listed below.
* Count to 8 in Korean:

* OneHa-Na
* TwoDool
* ThreeSet
* FourNet
* FiveDa-Sut
* SixYuh-Sut
* SevenIl-Gop
* EightYuh-Duhl
Light Green to Dark Green Belt
* StopKue-mahn
* ReturnBah-ro
BlockMak-ki
Both hand low blockHae-cheo-mak-ki
Dark Green to Light Blue Belt
Question: What does DARIMAR mean?
Answer: DARIMAR means to balance your life force, sir.
 
* UniformDo-bowk
* Training hallDo-jahng
Turn aroundDwiro-dora
Light Blue Belt to Dark Blue Belt
Know the Five Spirits of Tae Kwon Do
 
Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self-control
Indomitable spirit
Dark Blue Belt to Purple Belt
** If you are of the age 6 or younger, you will need to demonstrate the ability to tie your belt in adition to the terminology listed below:
 
Sparring StanceKeo-roo-gee
GreetingKyung-yae
GrandmasterSah-boo-nim
Greeting to GrandmasterSah-boo-nim Gae Kyung-yae
Purple to Brown Belt
Foot techniqueJoke-gee
Hand techniqueSoo-gee
FormPoom-se
Switch feetPawl-pock-gwuh
Brown to Red Belt
Front kickAp-cha-gee
Side kickYup-cha-gee
Round house kickDol-yo-cha-gee
Back KickDweet-cha-gee
Tornado KickDol-gae-cha-gee
Red to Red/Black I Belt
SpringBom
SummerYouh-ruem
FallGah-earl
WinterGe-wool
Red/Black I to Red/Black II Belt
Breaking techniqueKouk-pa
ArmPalr
FootBalr
Mind & body unificationChung-shin-tong-il
Red/Black II to Black Belt
Advancing to a black belt is a big honor and requires a bit more than terminology. In order to prepare for your black belt test, please write an essay that is no more than one page long and answer this prompt:

What have I gained through my studies with Darimar Martial Arts?

Black Belt Terminology

BLACK BELT TERMINOLOGY

Black to Black/White Stripe
1st degree black blt IL-Dahn
2nd degree black belt E-Dahn
Black Belt Dahn
Color Belt Kup
Belt ^D
Black/White to Black/Yellow Stripe
Yell Ki-Hap
Center of energy Dan-Jun
Tournament Shi-hap
Demonstration Shi-Bum
Black/Yellow to Black/Orange Stripe
Hand Son
Punch Ji-rue-gee
Strike CHI-gee
Knife chop Son-nalr-CHI-gee
Black/Oraneg to Black/L Green Stripe
Face Eol-gul
Neck Mok
Head Mo-li
Wrist Son-mock
Fist Joo-mock
Black/L Green Stripe to Black/D Green Stripe
Leg Da-lee
Knee Moo-rup
Forearm Pal-mock
You're welcome Chun-mann-ye-yo
Black/D Green to Black/L Blue Stripe
Courtesy YEA-ow-e
Integrity YUM-chi
Perseverance In-ney
Self control Kuek-gee
(similar to kook-le)
Indomitable spirit Back-je-bool-gool
Black/L BLue to Black D Blue Belt

Essay: What does your belt mean to you, and how will you apply that to your everyday life? (less than 1 page)

Black/D Blue to Black/Purple Bel
Jumping side kick DDer-yep-cha-gee
Jumping front kick DDer-ap-cha-gee
Go ahead quickly DDer-gar
Jumping back kick DDer-dwi-cha-gee
Black/Purple to Black/Brown Belt
Yes Ye
No Anio
Continue Kye-sok
Relax She-yo
Black/Brown to Black/Red
Nine A-hob
Ten Yoi
Twenty Su-mul
Thirty So-run
Forty Mah-un
Black/Red to Black Red/Black
Nice to meet you Pan-gap-seum-ni-dah
How are you Ahn neong ha shim ni gah
Good bye Ahn neong hee gay ship shee yo
2nd Degree Plain Black Belt to White Belt
2nd degree black belt E-Dahn
3rd degree black belt Sham-Dahn
Black belt Dahn
Color belt Kup
Belt ^D
2nd Black White to Yellow Belt


Write your name in Korean

2nd Black Yellow to Orange Belt
Turn right Jar-hyung-jar
Turn left Ooh-hyung-ooh
Stop immediately Jae-jar-ree-e-she
2nd Black Orange to L Green Belt
You're welcome Cheon-ma-ene-yo
I'm sorry Choe-song-ham-ni-dah
That's all right Kwaen-chan-a-yo
COLOR BELT TERMINOLOGY
White to Yellow Belt
* What is your goal in Martial Arts?To be a Black Belt, Sir
* Name of the art you are learningTae Kwon Do
ReadyJoon-bee
Horse riding stanceKee-ma-she
BeginShee-jahk
Yellow to Orange Belt
* Thank youKam-Sa-Hahm-Ni-Da
AttentionCha-ree-yut
Let's goKa-ja
Orange to Light Green Belt
* If you are age 7 and older, you need to demonstrate how to tie your belt in addition to the terminology listed below.
* Count to 8 in Korean:

* OneHa-Na
* TwoDool
* ThreeSet
* FourNet
* FiveDa-Sut
* SixYuh-Sut
* SevenIl-Gop
* EightYuh-Duhl
Light Green to Dark Green Belt
* StopKue-mahn
* ReturnBah-ro
BlockMak-ki
Both hand low blockHae-cheo-mak-ki
Dark Green to Light Blue Belt
Question: What does DARIMAR mean?
Answer: DARIMAR means to balance your life force, sir.
 
* UniformDo-bowk
* Training hallDo-jahng
Turn aroundDwiro-dora
Light Blue Belt to Dark Blue Belt
Know the Five Spirits of Tae Kwon Do
 
Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self-control
Indomitable spirit
Dark Blue Belt to Purple Belt
** If you are of the age 6 or younger, you will need to demonstrate the ability to tie your belt in adition to the terminology listed below:
 
Sparring StanceKeo-roo-gee
GreetingKyung-yae
GrandmasterSah-boo-nim
Greeting to GrandmasterSah-boo-nim Gae Kyung-yae
Purple to Brown Belt
Foot techniqueJoke-gee
Hand techniqueSoo-gee
FormPoom-se
Switch feetPawl-pock-gwuh
Brown to Red Belt
Front kickAp-cha-gee
Side kickYup-cha-gee
Round house kickDol-yo-cha-gee
Back KickDweet-cha-gee
Tornado KickDol-gae-cha-gee
Red to Red/Black I Belt
SpringBom
SummerYouh-ruem
FallGah-earl
WinterGe-wool
Red/Black I to Red/Black II Belt
Breaking techniqueKouk-pa
ArmPalr
FootBalr
Mind & body unificationChung-shin-tong-il
Darimar Martial Arts

Darimar Martial Arts

Darimar Martial Arts
971 North Hamilton Rd.
Gahanna OH 43230

(tel) 614-428-7090
(fax) 614-428-7033
(email): cj@darimar.com

Darimar Martial Arts

Darimar Martial Arts

Darimar Martial Arts
971 North Hamilton Rd.
Gahanna OH 43230

(tel) 614-428-7090
(fax) 614-428-7033
(email): cj@darimar.com