Student Resources

Tenets of TAE KWON DO

Treating others with respect, the way that you would like to be treated

Always conducting yourself with total honesty

Sticking to your goals even when the going gets tough

Controlling your emotions, even when things are not going the way that you would like them

Indomitable Spirit
Possessing a spirit that cannot be defeated

Student Creed

I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth of physcial health.

I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.

I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively; to help myself and others and never to be abusive or offensive.

7 Home Rules for Children

  1. Children shall greet their parents with “Hi, Mom! Hi, Dad!” when they enter the home and tell their parents “Good-bye!” when they leave.
  2. Children will always be respectful of their parents, teachers and elders.
  3. Children will be kind to their brothers and sisters.
  4. Children will keep the household neat and clean.
  5. Children will keep their hair, body and teeth clean daily.
  6. Children shall not interrupt adult conversations.
  7. Children shall follow the Recipe for Straight “A’s” daily!



White belt

  • Understand 5 Tenets of Tae Kwon Do
  • Sound off – Answering with “yes, sir(ma’am)” or “No, sir(ma’am)” to show proper respect and to demonstrate proper spirit in your training.

Yellow Belt

  • Know 5 Tenets of Tae Kwon Do and practice them in your daily life
  • Why do we bow – Respect, Humility, Trust
  • 100% Effort – Every kick, Every practice, Every day! Doing your best in everything you do.

Orange Belt

  • How do we Lead?  By example.
  • Ki-hap: Teaches us to concentrate and focus power.  We kihap in Tae Kwon Do to execute techniques with maximum power and spirit.  The Kihap strengthens our coure muscles at the right moment.

Green Belt

  • Understand Student Creed
  • Tae Kwon Do = The way of the foot and hand.  Training one’s mind and body through martial arts.

Purple Belt

  • Know Student Creed and practive them in your daily life.
  • Back Belt Excellence – “CCANI”: Commitment to constant and never ending improvement.

Blue Belt

  • Jung Shin Tong Il = Mind Unification: Concentration, Mental focus.  Focusing on your goals and concentration.

Brown Belt

  • Baek Jul Bul Ku = Fall Down 100 times, get up 100 times.  With indomitable spirit, we can accopmlish anything.  The will to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals, to act in spite of fear, is the basis of courage and key to success.

Sr. Brown Belt

  • Ha Myun Dan Da = If you do it, it will happen!  There is a will, there is a way.  Power of positive thinking: We become what we think about all day long.  It is important to continually focus on your goals and who you want to be!

Red Belt

  • When You Nae Ghang = Being gentle in appearance, but strong in spirit.  Be strong, Be humble, Be gentle.

Sr. Red Belt

  • Redding Tae Kwon Do’s Vision:  Strong Mind, Strong Body, Strong Spirit.
  • Mission: Empowering people to realize their full potential through martial arts training.

Basic Korean

  1. Tae Kwon Do:  The way of foot and hand (mentally and physically)
  2. Attention:  Cha-ryot
  3. Bow: Kyeong-rae
  4. Ready Stance: Choonbi
  5. Return to ready stance: Baro
  6. Begian: Shi-jat
  7. Relax Stance: Shio
  8. Yell: Ki-hap
  9. Form: Poomse
  10. Sparring: Gyoroogi
  11. Kick: Bal-chagi
  12. Switch feet: Bal ba kwo
  13. Thank you: Kam sa ham ni da
  14. TKD instructor: Sa bum nim
  15. TKD school: Do jang
  16. TKD uniform: Do bok
  17. TKD grade(Color belt): Gup
  18. TKD degree(Senior/junior black belt): Dan (senior, 14 and older), Poom (Junior)
  19. Break (pause): Kalyeo
  20. Continue: Kye-sok
  21. Stop: Keu-man
  22. How are you: Ahn nyong ha sim ni ka
  23. Goodbye: Ahn nyong hee kae ship shio
  24. One: Hana
  25. Two: Dul
  26. Three: Set
  27. Four: Net
  28. Five: Dasot
  29. Six: Yasot
  30. Seven: Elgub
  31. Eight: Yadol
  32. Nine: Ahop
  33. Ten: Yol
  34. First: Il
  35. Second: Yi
  36. Third: Sam
  37. Fourth: Sa
  38. Fifth: Oh
  39. Sixth: Yuk
  40. Seventh: Chil
  41. Eighth: Pal
  42. Ninth: Ku
  43. Tenth: Sip