29 March 2020


The Five Basic Principles Of Tang Soo Do
  1. Be loyal to your country.
  2. Obedience to parents and elders.
  3. Respect to instructors and seniors.
  4. Self control.
  5. Never misuse one's art.
The Five Main Aims
  1. To foster goodwill and friendship among affiliated members.
  2. To supervise and maintain the rules and regulations of Tang Soo Do.
  3. To organise and control National and International events or championships.
  4. To organise proper guidance on training programmes.
  5. To assist in the formation of Tang Soo Do clubs in the United Kingdom.
General Terminology:
Tang Soo Do Name of the art we study
Moo Duk Kwan Name of the style/organisation
Soo Bahk Do Ancient name of the martial art in Korea
Kwan Jang Nim Chief instructor
Sa Bom Nim Qualified instructor from 4th Dan upwards
Kyo Sa Nim Assistant instructor as appointed
Ban Jang Prefect
Nim A term of respect similar to 'sir'
Sun Beh Senior member
Hu Beh Junior member
Dan Degree, holder of midnight blue belt
Gup Grade, holder of colour belt under midnight blue
Ko Dan Ja Senior Dan holder
You Dan Ja Dan holder
You Gup Ja Gup holder
Kwan Won Student member
Cho Bo Ja Beginner
Kam Sa Hap Ni Da Thank you
Do Jang Training Hall
Do Balk Training uniform
Dee Belt
Kuk Gi National flag
Kwan Gi (Organisation) flag
Shim Kung Spiritual Power or control in exercise
Neh Kung Internal power or control in exercise
Weh Kung External power or control in exercise
Kee Cho Basic
Hyung Form
Dae Ryun Sparring
Ho Sin Sul Self-defence
Kyok Pa Breaking techniques
Soo Kee Hand techniques
O Rin Jok Right
Wen Jok Left
Basic Stances (Kee Cho Jase):
Joon Bee Jase Ready stance
Chon Gool Jase Front stance
Hu Gul Jase Back stance
Chwe Ha Dan Jase Low back stance
Kee Mahk Jase Horse stance
Sa Goh Rip Jase Side stance
Bal Bul Ri Go Mao Sogi Jase Duck Foot Stance
Commands In Training:
Cha Ryut Attention
Kyung Yet Bow
Joon Bee Ready
Shi-Jak Begin
Ku Ryung Count
Ku Ryung Ae Mat Cho So By the count
Ku Ryung Op Shi Without count
Ba-ro Return
Shio Relax
Tora Turn
Dwee Ro Tora Turn to rear
Bal Cha Kee Joon Bee Ready for kick
Ha-na One
Tul Two
Set Three
Net Four
Ta-sot Five
Yo-sot Six
IL-gop Seven
Yo-dol Eight
A-hop Nine
Yol Ten
IL First
Ee Second
Sam Third
Sa Fourth
Oh Fifth
Yuk Sixth
Chil Seventh
Pahl Eighth
Ku Ninth
Ship Tenth
Jok Kee Foot techniques
Mahk Kee Block
Kong Kyuk Attack
Ha Dan Low section
Joong Dan Middle section
Sang Dan High section
Cha Kee Kick
Ki-hap Shout/yell
Shi Sun Focus of eyes
Jung Shim Balance
Kwon Do Knife fist
Joong Kwon Fore fist
Kap Kwon Back fist
IL Ji Kwon One finger fist
Yoo Kwon Soft fist
Jip Kye Shon Plier hand
Soo Do Knife hand
Yuk Soo Do Ridge hand
Kwan Soo Spear hand
IL Ji Kwon Soo One finger spear hand
Ee Ji Kwon Soo Two finger spear hand
Jang Kwon Heel of hand
Son Mok Deung Upper wrist technique
Pal Koop Elbow
Moo Roop Knee
Commands In Starting/Closing Class:
Cha Ryut Attention
Kuk Gi Bay Ray Bow to flag (if displayed)
Ba-Ro Return
Chak Sut Sit
Muk Nyum Meditation
Sa Bom Nim Kay Kyung Yet Bow to instructor
Kyo Sa Nim Kay Kyung Yet Bow to assistant instructor
Sun Beh Nim Kay Kyung Yet Bow to senior member
Ban Jang Nim Kay Kyung Yet Bow to prefect
Basic Hand Movements:

Blocks executed in front stance unless otherwise stated.
Ha Dan Mahk Kee Low Block
Sang Dan Mahk Kee High Block
Ahn Ye Seo Bahk Euro Mahk Kee Inside to outside block
Bahk Ye Seo Ahn Euro Mahk Kee Outside to inside block
Tro Ahn Ye Seo Bahk Euro Mahk Kee Reverse inside to outside block
Tro Bahk Ye Seo Ahn Euro Mahk Kee Reverse outside to inside block
Sang Soo Joong Dan Mahk Kee Two fist middle block
Sang Soo Ha Dan Mahk Kee Two fist(X) low block
Sang Soo Sang Dan Mahk Kee Two fist(X) high block
The prefix 'Hu Gul' signifies that the above blocks are to be executed in back stance.
The following blocks are to be executed in Back Stance.
Soo Do Ha Dan Mahk Kee Low section knife hand block
Soo Do Sang Dan Mahk Kee High section knife hand block
Soo Do Joong Dan Mahk Kee Middle section knife hand block
Joong Dan Kong Kyuk Middle punch front stance
Sang Dan Kong Kyuk High punch front stance
Hoeng Jin Kong Kyuk Side punch(side) horse stance
Yuk Jin Kong Kyuk Reverse punch, back stance
Kwan Soo Kong Kyuk Spear hand attack, front stance
Pal Koop Kong Kyuk Elbow attack, front stance
Basic Leg Movements:
Ap Cha Kee Front kick
Ap Podo Cha Kee Front snap kick
Ap Mee Ro Cha Kee Front pushing kick
Yup Cha Kee Side kick
Yup Podo Cha Kee Side snap kick
Dull Ryo Cha Kee Round-house kick
Dwee Cha Kee Back kick
Dwee Dull Ryo Cha Kee Spinning Back kick
Dwee Dull Ryo Chit-Go Cha Kee Back Spinning Chop Kick
Ahn Ye Seo Bahk Euro Cha Kee Circular inside to outside kick
Bahk Ye Seo Ahn Euro Cha Kee Circular outside to inside kick
Bahk Ye Seo Ahn Euro Ma-Go Cha Kee Circular outside to inside block kick
Yup Hu Ri Kee Side hook kick
Chit Bal Kee Stamping kick
Bahl Yup Chit Pal Kee Side Stamping Kick
Moo Roop Cha Kee Knee kick
Moo Roop Dull Ryo Cha Kee Knee turning round house kick
Peet Cha Kee Diagonal inside to outside snap kick
E Dan Jumping (all jumping kicks start with this term)
Forms (Hyungs):
Kee Cho Hyung IL Boo Basic form 1
Kee Cho Hyung Ee Boo Basic form 2
Kee Cho Hyung Sam Boo Basic form 3
Pyung Ahn Cho Dan Pyung Ahn form 1
Pyung Ahn Ee Dan Pyung Ahn form 2
Pyung Ahn Sam Dan Pyung Ahn form 3
Pyung Ahn Sa Dan Pyung Ahn form 4
Pyung Ahn Oh Dan Pyung Dan form 5
Chil Sung IL Ro Chil Sung form 1
Chil Sung Ee Ro Chil Sung form 2
Chil Sung Sam Ro Chil Sung form 3
Chil Sung Sa Ro Chil Sung form 4
Chil Sung Oh Ro Chil Sung form 5
Chil Sung Yuk Ro Chil Sung form 6
Ba Sa Hee  
Naihanji Cho Dan Naihanji form 1
Naihanji Ee Dan Naihanji form 2
Naihanji Sam Dan Naihanji form 3
Ship Soo (Jin Thwe)  
Jin Do  
Ro Hai  
Kong San Goon  
Sei Shan Hyung  
Wang Shu Hyung  
Ji-On Hyung  
Oh Sip Sa Bu Hyung  
Ee Sip Sa Bu Hyung  
Woon Su Hyung  
Tham Twei Hyung  
Hwa Sun Hyung  
Sparring (Deh Ryun):
Sam Soo Shik Dae Ryun Three step sparring
IL Soo Shik Dae Ryun One step sparring
Chwa Dae Ryun Sitting sparring
Dae Ryun Joon Bee Ready for sparring
Ja Yoo Dae Ryun Free sparring
Da Soo Dae Ryun Sparring against two or more
Pal Arm
Bahl Foot
Chu Mok Fist
Mok Neck
Eema Forehead
Dan Jun Abdomen
In Joong Between mouth / nose
Bal Deung Instep
Bal Yup Koom Chi Side heel
Ban Jul Kwan Soo Fore knuckle hand
Bal Ahp Buri Yup Front outer side of foot
Bal Dwee Koom Chi Yup Ba Dak Side of heel under the foot
Hur Ri Waist
Ta Ri Leg
Soo Hand
Tuck Chin
Ko Whan Groin
Myung Chi Solar plexus
Bal Ba Dak Mit Palm foot
Bal Dwee Koom Chi Heel
Pal Mok Wrist
Pal Koop Elbow