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Tae Kwon Do Basics

The Five Tenets

All good Martial Artists and Taekwondo practitioners live by the code of ethics and are expected at all times to maintain the five tenets of Taekwondo.

These are:

  • Etiquette - Know how to behave.

  • Modesty - Never show-off.

  • Perseverance - Keep on trying.

  • Self-control - Ability to control your behaviour and actions

  • Indomitable spirit - Never give up.

 

 

The five tenets are a guide for a student's behaviour - inside and outside the dojang. One's character is built on these values, so it is important for the student to take some time thinking about applying these to their daily lives - everything they do, how they interact with other people.

 

Always be honest, respectful, polite, and kind to others. Think positively, motivate and respect yourself and others. Be forgiving and understanding. Stand up for what is right. Keep it going and be patient even in the face of difficulty.

The Grading Syllabus

Please click here in order to download the Grading Syllabus from the British Taekwondo webpage.

Korean Terminology

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Basics Techniques

Stances - Kubi & Seogi

Blocks - Makki

Strikes - Jireugi, Chigi, Chireugi

Basics - Kicks - Chigi

Taegeuk Poomsae (coloured belts)

Taegeuk 1 (Il) Jang

Taegeuk 2 (I) Jang

Taegeuk 3 (Sam) Jang

Taegeuk 4 (Sa) Jang

Taegeuk 5 (Oh) Jang

Taegeuk 6 (Yuk) Jang

Taegeuk 7 (Chil) Jang

Taegeuk 8 (Pal) Jang

 

Blackbelt Poomsae

1 - Koryo

2 - Keumgang

3 - Taebaek

4 - Pyongwon

5 - Sipjin

6 - Jitae

7 - Chonkwon

8 - Hansu

9 - Ilyeo

Taegeuk Poomsae @Taekwondo4Fitness

Taegeuk 1 (Il) Jang

Taegeuk 2 (I) Jang

Taegeuk 3 (Sam) Jang

Taegeuk 4 (Sa) Jang

Taegeuk 5 (Oh) Jang

Taegeuk 6 (Yuk) Jang

Taegeuk 7 (Chil) Jang

Taegeuk 8 (Pal) Jang

Further links below:

Benefits of Taekwondo

History of Taekwondo

Basics - Self-Defence

Basics - One Step Sparring

Basics - Sparring

Taekwondo Basics for Kids

Taegeuk Poomsae

Palgwe Poomsae

WT Black Belt Poomsae

WT Poomsae - Grand Master Kyu Hyung Lee

New Kukkiwon Poomsae

New Poomsae

WTF Documentary

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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