The Korean Martial Arts Academy
The Korean Martial Arts Academy
The Korean Martial Arts Academy
The Korean Martial Arts Academy

General Terminology

Tang Soo Do:                                 Name of the art we study 

                                                                      (Way of the Chinese hand)

Pyeong Hwa Jeon Sa Do               Name of our art for adults

                                                           (Way of the Peaceful Warrior)

Nim                                                 Term of respect

Sun Beh                                          Senior Member

Dan                                                 Holder of black belt

Gup                                                 Grade holder of color belt

Ko Dan Ja:                                      Senior Dan holder

Do Jang                                          Training hall/school

Do Bahk                                          Uniform

Dee                                                 Belt

Kuk Gi                                             National Flags

Gi Cho                                             Basic

Hyung                                              Form

Deh Ryun                                        Sparring

Ho Sin Sul                                       Self-defense

Kyuck Pa                                         Breaking

Mahk Kee                                        Block

Mu shim                                           Cleared mind


Commands in starting and ending class

Cha Ryut                                                      Attention

Kuk Gi Bay Ray                                            Salute the flags

Baro                                                              Return to attention

Muk Nyum                                                    Meditation

Ba-Ro                                                           Return

Cha Ryut                                                      Attention

Kwang Jang Nim Kay Kyung Ret                 Bow to grandmaster

Sa Bom Nim Kay Kyung Ret                        Bow to Master instructor

Kyo Sa Nim Kay Kyung Ret                         Bow to instructor




Korean                             English                                          Chinese               English

Hana                               One                                 Il   - cho                    1st        

Dool                               Two                                  E                               2nd

Set                                 Three                               Sam                          3rd

Net                                Four                                  Sa                             4th

Da Sot                           Five                                  O                               5th

Yuh Sot                          Six                                   Yook                          6th

Il Gop                             Seven                              Chil                           7th

Yo Dull                           Eight                                 Pal                            8th

Ah Hope                       Nine                                   Koo                           9th

Yohl                               Ten                                    Ship                        10th


Tenets of Tang Soo Do 

Courtesy                Friendly, Kind, Polite 

Integrity                          Honesty, Virtue, Morality

Perseverance               Determination, Persistence, Tenacity

Self – Control                Will power, Restraint, Self-Discipline

Indomitable Spirit      Never quit, Tough, Tenacious


Tang Soo Do  Student Creed

I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or physical health.. Sir/Ma’am

I will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others. Sir/Ma’am

I will use what skills I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and my fellow man and never to be abusive or offensive. Sir/Ma’am



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