White Belt – 10th Kup

Korean Terminology


One – Hanna
Two – Dool
Three – Seth
Four – Neth
Five – Dasaul
Six – Yasaul
Seven – Ilgop
Eight – Yodoll
Nine – Ahop
Ten – Yoll

Sections of the Body

Low – Najunde
Middle – Kaunde
High – Nopunde


Attention Stance – Charyot Sogi
Parallel Stance – Narani Sogi
Sitting Stance – Annun Sogi
Walking Stance – Gunnun Sogi

Parts of the Body

Forefist – Ap Joomuk
Inner Forearm – An Palmok
Outer Forearm – Bakat Palmok

General Terms

Training Hall – Dojang
Training Suit – Dobok
Instructor – Sabum
Belt – Ti
Student – Jeja
Press Ups – Momtong Bachia


Attention – Charyot
Bow – Kyong-Ye
Ready – Chunbi
Start – Si-Jak
Stop – Goman
Return to Ready Stance – Barrol
Dismiss – Haessan
Forward – Apro Kaggi
Backward – Dwiyro Kaggi
About Turn – Dwiryo Torro

Basic Movements

Inner Forearm Block – An Palmok Makgi
Outer Forearm Block – Bakat Palmok Makgi
Front Rising Kick – Ap Chaolligi
Obverse Punch – Baro Jirugi
Reverse Punch – Bandae Jirugi

White Belt

White signifies innocence. The innocence of the beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Tae Kwon-Do.

Important Dates

11th April 1955

Tae Kwon-Do was inaugurated in South Korea, following extensive research and development by the founder Major General Choi Hong Hi – 9th Dan (1918 – 2002).

2nd July 1967

Tae Kwon-Do was officially introduced to Great Britain by Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha – 9th Dan.

21st August 1983

The Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) was formed.

21st April 1988

The British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC) was formed.

13th November 1993

Tae Kwon-Do International was inaugurated.

Tenants of Tae Kwon Do

Courtesy – Ye Ui
Integrity – Yom Chi
Perseverance – In Nae
Self Control – Guk Gi
Indomitable Spirit – Baekjul Boolgool