Tang Soo Do Terminology

Tang Soo Do Terminology & Commands

This page examines basic Tang Soo Do terminology. This Korean martial arts style utilizes Korean terms, words and commands.

To learn how to count in Korean for Tang Soo Do, visit the Tang Soo Do Numbers page. For other martial arts words & commands, please visit the main Martial Arts Terminology section.

Tang Soo Do Words & Commands

  1. Attention – Charyut (“Chari-yut”)
  2. Begin – Sijak
  3. Block – Maggi
  4. Bow – Kyungnet
  5. Continue – Kaesok
  6. Fist – Joomock
  7. Foot – Baal
  8. Forms – Hyung
  9. Hand – Son
  10. Head – Moli
  11. Instructor (Master) – Sabomnim (“Sah-bum-nim”)
  12. Kick – Chagi (“Cha-gee”)
  13. Leg – Dari
  14. Punch/Strike – Chigi
  15. Ready – Joon Bi
  16. Referee – Joo Sim
  17. Return – Baro (as in turn & face the Master at the end of your form)
  18. Self-Defense – Hosinsool
  19. Sparring – Kyorugi
  20. Stance – Sogi
  21. Stop – Kalyeo
  22. Tang Soo Do School/Studio – Dojang
  23. Thank you – Kamsa Hamnae Da (“Kamsa-ham-ni-da”)
  24. Uniform – Dobok

Korean Words for Taekwondo Kicks

  • Axe Kick – Naeryeo-Chagi
  • Back Kick – Dwi-Chagi
  • Crescent Kick – Bandal-Chagi
  • Front Kick – Ap-Chagi
  • Hook Kick – Huryeo-Chagi
  • Push Kick – Meereo-Chagi
  • Roundhouse Kick – Dollyo-Chagi
  • Scissor Kick – Kawi-Chagi
  • Side Kick – Yeop-Chagi
  • Spinning Hook Kick – Dwi-Huryeo-Chagi

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