Hand in front
Hand pulled back
Tae Kwon Do
The art of hands and feet. Korean
Ball of foot
Top of foot
Heel of foot
Six inches over knee
45 Degrees overhead
Purity of the beginner
Student is beginning it's growth, reaching towards the sun.
Belt tied equal in length to show...
The student is mentally and physically equal.
4 Reasons to Kihap
Attitude, Tighten the body, Scare the opponent, Power.
Heaven and Earth
Blade of foot
Form. 24 to represent the 24 hours in a day.
Legendary founder of Korea in 2334 BC
The student is beginning to grow like a seed into a plant.
Heel of foot
Five Tenets of Tae Kwon Do
Courtesy, Modesty, Integrity, Strong Spirit, Perseverance.
Forms were created...
to practice combat situations on our own.
Five elements of power
Hips, Stance, Reaction Force, Breath Control, Focus.
Martial Arts training area
The Buddhist monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in Korea in 686 AD
The student like a young plant is reaching toward the sky.
One - Five in Korean
Hana, Dul, Set, Net, Dasut.
Six - Ten in Korean
Yosut, Ilgup, Yodul, Ahop, Yuhl.
General goals of class
Courtesy, Attitude, Respect.
Tae Kwon Do became official Martial Art of Korea
Reasons for rank testing
Show Improvement, Instill Confidence, Establish Chain of Command, Give Recognition.
Confucius of Korea
Tae Kwon Do Creed
I come to you with only Tae Kwon Do, empty hands. I have no weapons. But should I be forced to defend myself, my honor, or my principals, should it be a matter of life or death, right or wrong, then here are my weapons, my empty hands.
Attitude of Victory
The patriot who assassinated the first Japanese governor-general of Korea. 32 movements to represent his age when he was executed at Lui Shung prison in 1910.
Pen name of noted scholar Yi Hwang, an authority on neo-confucianism. 37 movements refer to his birthplace on the 37th degree latitude. The diagram represents a scholar.
The youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasty, about 1350 years ago. This eventually became the driving force for the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea.
Mastery of all previous colours.
Breaking down the fortress
The great Admiral Yi Sun Sin of the Yi Dynasty. Reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship which was the precursor to the present day submarine in 1592 AD. This form ends with a left handed attack to symbolize his regrettable death having no chance to show his potentiality due to his forced loyalty to the king.