Student Manual


Tae Kwon-Do Is?
Tae Kwon-Do is a Korean unarmed martial art. It is not only kicking and punching, but also a way of thinking and living. The main ideal of Tae Kwon-Do is to achieve total mind and body control through training.

School Rules
1) Practitioners must bow or salute the flag when entering and leaving the do-jang.
2) Practitioners must bow to Sah-bum-nim when entering and leaving the do-jang.
3) Practitioners must use the words sir or ma'am when speaking to instructors.
4) Practitioners must respect and obey their parents.
5) Practitioners must respect and obey Sah-bum-nim.
6) Conversation is not permitted during class.
7) Practitioners must attend class two times a week.
8) Practitioners must help keep the do-jang clean.
9) Practitioners must be in class on time.
10) These rules must be memorized and practiced at all times.

Korean Terms and Language
master: sah-bum-nim
TKD School: do-jang
uniform: do-bok
attention: cha-ryot
bow: kyung-niet
ready stance: jhoon-bee
begin: shi-jak
stop: goh-man
pattern: tul
at ease: shi-ot

one: ha-na
two: dul
three: set
four: net
five: da-sut
six: yo-sut
seven: il-gop
eight: yo-dul
nine: ah-hop
ten: yul

The Five Tenets
Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self Control
Indomitable Spirit

Student Oath
I shall observe the tenets of tae kwon-do.
I shall respect my instructors and seniors.
I shall never misuse tae kwon-do.
I will be a champion for freedom and justice.
I will help build a more peaceful world.

Belt Meanings
White: Beginner
Yellow: A seed
Green: A plant sprouting
Blue: Growing toward the sky
Red: Danger
Black: New Beginnings

The History of Tae Kwon-Do by Master Jun Lee

Patterns: Meaning and Steps Click here to get find the meanings of your patterns and written instructions on how to do them.

Paterns: Video