Grading Syllabus & Terminology

Grading Syllabus

Please click the link below for British Taekwondo’s Grading Syllabus.

British-Taekwondo-TKD-Generations-Syllabus-2013

The Tenets of Taekwondo

Through the practice of Taekwondo the students are taught to uphold the tenets, or Taekwondo Jeongsin, and by doing so promote a greater spirit and help build a more peaceful world.

  • Etiquette
  • Modesty
  • Perserverence
  • Self Control
  • Indomitable Spirit

Taekwondo Grades

First to Tenth

Kup Grades

First III 10th White Belt
Second Yee 9th White Belt Yellow Tab
Third Sam 8th Yellow Belt
Fourth Sah 7th Yellow Belt Green Tab
Fifth Oh 6th Green Belt
Sixth Yuk 5th Green Belt Blue Tab
Seventh Chil 4th Blue Belt
Eighth Pal 3rd Blue Belt Red Tab
Ninth Koo 2nd Red Belt
Tenth Sip 1st Red Belt Black Tab

Korean Terminology

General Instructions

Kwang Jang Nim Master Instructor
Sa Beom Nim Instructor
Do Bock Training Uniform
Tee Belt
Do Jang Training Hall
Kook Gye National Flag
Poomse Pattern
Gyeok Pas Breaking
Si jak Start
Geuman Stop
Joonbi Ready
Kalyeo Break
Kyong Ye Bow
Baro Return to Start
Charyot Attention
Key Seok Continue
Hong Red
Chung Blue
Ho Goo Trunk Protector
Haessan Dismiss
Dwiyo Torro About Turn
Seogi Stance
Makki Block
Chagi Kick
Chigi Strike
Chireugi Thrust

Counting

1 – 10

11-20

1 Hana 11 Ya Hana
2 Dool 12 Ya Dool
3 Set 13 Ya Set
4 Net 14 Ya Net
5 Dasutt 15 Ya Dasut
6 Yasutt 16 Ya Yausut
7 Ilgope 17 Ya Ilgope
8 Youdul 18 Ya Youdul
9 Ahop 19 Ya Ahop
10 Yaul 20 Somme

Taegeuk represents the most profound Oriental philosophy, from which Oriental philosophical views on the world, Cosmos and life are derived.  Taegeuk has no form, no beginning, no ending, yet everything comes from Taegeuk.  Taegeuk is something that contains the essence of everything.

TAEGEUK

Ill Jang 18 movements Heaven and Light KEON
Yee Jang 18 movements Joyfulness TAE
Sam Jang 20 movements Fire and Sun RI
Sah Jang 20 movements Thunder JIN
Oh Jang 20 movements Wind SEON
Yuk Jang 23 movements Water GAM
Chil Jang 25 movements Mountain GAN
Pal Jang 24 movements Earth GON

PARTS OF THE BODY

MOM Body PAL Arms SON Hands
JOOMEOK Fist SONNAL Knife Hand PALMOK Wrist
PALKOOP Elbow DARI Leg BAL Foot
BAL NAL Foot Knife MOOREUP Knee

STRIKES

BARO JIREUGI Obverse Punch BANDAE JIREUGI Reverse Punch
NAERYO JIREUGI Downward Punch YEOP JIREUGI Side Punch
CHI JIREUGI Uppercut Punch DOLLYO JIREUGI Turning Punch
AN CHIGI Inward Strike BAKKAT CHIGI Outward Strike
AP CHIGI Frontward Strike NAERYO CHIGI Downward Strike
PALKOOP CHIGI Elbow Strike MOOREUP CHIGI Knee Strike

STANCE

JUNBI SEOGI Ready Stance AP SEOGI Front Stance
AP KOOBI SEOGI Forward Stance DWIT KOOBI SEOGI Back Stance
BEOM SEOGI Tiger Stance JOOCHOOM SEOGI Horse-Riding Stance

BLOCKING

EOLGOOL MAKKI High Block MOMTONG MAKKI Middle Block
ARAE MAKKI Low Block SONNAL MAKKI Knife Hand Block
HECHYO MAKKI Wedging Block MOMTONG BAKKAT MAKKI Outward Block
MOMTONG AN MAKKI Inward Block

KICKING

AP CHAGI Front Kick YEOP CHAGI Side Kick
DWI CHAGI Back Kick MIROCHAGI Push Kick
DOLLYO CHAGI Turning Kick BIT CHAGI 45° Kick
HOORYO CHAGI Hook Kick NAERYO CHAGI Axe Kick
BANDAE DOLLYO CHAGI Reverse Turning Kick