• Tae Kwon Do

    Tae Kwon Do

    Han’s martial arts for kids.

    We have one of the top programs for kids in the United States.
    Better life mission TAE KWON DO program is vigorously designed in

    conjunction with experts in the field of education to provide social, physical, emotional growth.

    Better life tae kwon do – Benefit for your child

    Better life TAE KWON DO program works hand and hand with child’s
    school work, providing improved self-discipline, self-confidence, razor sharp focus and goal setting skills.

    Young people are taught at better life mission

    TAE KWON DO through decision, intense works, all worth while goals in life are possible.

    Parents have attributed better life mission.

    Tae Kwon do program with improved grades, as a direct result of increased motivation, improved concentration and self 
    confidence provided by better life mission tae kwon do program.

    TAEKEUK FORM MEANINGS

    IlJang – Taegeuk 1 – 18 movements – Heaven and Light
    Yi Jang – Taegeuk 2 – 18 movements – Joy
    Sam Jang – Taegeuk 3 – 20 movements – Fire and Sun
    Sah Jang – Taegeuk 4 – 20 movements – Thunder
    Oh Jang – Taegeuk 5 – 20 movements – Wind
    Yuk Jang – Taegeuk 6 – 23 movements – Water
    Chil Jang – Taegeuk 7 – 25 movements – Mountain
    Pal Jang – Taegeuk 8 – 24 movements – Earth

    KOREAN TERMINOLOGY

    English

    Korean Pronunciation

     

    English

    Korean Pronunciation

    Anatomy

     

    Movements

    Upper Body

     

    block

    mahk – gee

    head

    muh – ree (roll the "r")

     

    strike

    chee – gee

    face

    uhl – gool

     

    kick

    chah – gee

    ear

    gwee

     

    holding

    jup – gee

    nose

    koh

     

    thrusting

    jjee – reu – gee

    mouth

    eep

     

    jumping

    twee

    neck

    mohk

     

    spreading

    heh – chuh

    shoulder

    uhk-gae

     

    gathering (all)

    moh – doo

    body (torso)

    mohm – tohng

     

    kneeling

    kkeu – ruh – ahn – ggee

    elbow

    pahl – koop

     

    sparring

    gyu-roo-gee

    arm

    pahl

     

    offense

    gohng-gyuk

    forearm

    pahl – mohk

     

    self-defense

    ho-shin-sool

    wrist

    sohn – mohk

     

     

     

    hand

    sohn

     

    Directions

    fingertip

    sohn – kkeut

     

    front

    ahp

    fist

    joo – muck

     

    side

    yop

    stomach

    beh

     

    back

    dwee

    waist

    hu – ree (roll the "R")

     

    high

    wee (san – gahn)

     

     

     

    middle

    joong – gahn or (gah – oon – deh)

    Lower Body

     

    low

    ah – reh (hah – dahn)

    leg

    da – ree (roll the "R")

     

    left

    wen

    knee

    moo – reup (roll the "R")

     

    right

    oh – ruen

    foot

    bahl

     

    turn, round

    dohl-lyuh

    instep

    bahl – ddung

     

    inner (inward)

    ahn

    heel

    dwee – chook

     

    out (outward)

    bak – aht

    ball of foot

    ahp – chook

     

     

     

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