Families that kick together and stick together




PresidentKwan jang nim
MasterSa Bum nim
3rd DanKyo Soo nim
2nd DanKyo Bum nim
1st DanYooh Dan Ja nim
Bow to FlagKoo ki yah, kyung nyeh
StudioDo jang
UniformDo bok
FormPoom seh
AttentionChar yut
BowKuung nyeh
ReadyJhoon be
BeginShee jak
StopKu man
ReturnBah rote
YellKi hap
왼앞굽이, 오른앞굽이(wen apkubi, oreun apkubi)Left, Right, deep front stand
왼앞서기, 오른앞서기(wen apseogi, oreun apseogi)Left, Right, walking stand
왼뒷굽비, 오른뒷굽비(wen gwitkubi, oreun dwitkubi)Left, Right, back stand
왼옆서기, 오른옆서기(wen yupseogi, oreun yupseogi)Left, Right, side stand
준비, 기본준비서기(jun-bi)(kibon junbiseogi)ready stand
주춤서기(joo-chum-suh-gi)horse back stand
범서기(bum-suh-gi)tiger stand
앞꼬아서기(ap-qko-ah-suh-gi)front cross stand
뒷꼬아서기(gwit-qko-ah-suh-gi)back cross stand
얼굴 막기(ul-gul-mak-gi)high (face) block
몸통안막기(mom-tong-ahn-mak-gi)body inside block
몸통밖았막기(mom-tong-bak-ak-mak-gi)body outside block
아래 막기(ah-reh-mak-gi)low block
제비폼목치기(jae-bi-poom-mok-chi-gi)high block
양손날아래막기(yang·son-naI-bak-ak-mak-gi)both knife hand low block
산틀 막기(san-til-mak-gi)mountain block
금강 막기(gum kang mak gi)diamond block
한손날밖았막기(han son nal bak ak mak gi)one knife hand outside block
한손날밖았막기(han-son-nal-bak-ak-mak-gi)one knife hand low block
양손날밖았막기(yang-son-naI-bak-ak·mak-gi)both knife hand outside block
바탕손안막기(bah-tang-sun-ahn-mak-gi)palm block
앞차기앞차기front kick
돌려차기(dul-ruh-cha-gi)round kick
옆차기(yup-cha-gi)side kick
뒷차기(gwit-cha-gi)back kick
후리기(hoo-ri-gi)hook kick
내려차기(neh-ruh-cha-gi)axe kick
뒤후리기(gwi-hoo-ri-gi)spinning hook kick
날루방(nal-roo-bang)tornado round kick
돌개차기(dul-gae-cha-gi)Tornado round kick
나래차기 (nah-reh-cha-gi)double round kick
양발돌려차기(yang-bal-dul-ruh-cha-gi)Double round kick
양발앞차기(yang-bal-ap-cha-gi)double front kick
날라앞차기(nal-rah-ap-cha-gi)jumping front kick
뛰어뒷차기(Thi-uh-gwit-cha-gi)jumping back kick
뛰어후리기 (thi-uh-gwi-hoo-ri-gi)jumping hook kick
두발 앞차기(doo-ba|_ap_Cha_gi)both feet jumping front kick
Basic Anatomy
얼굴ulgoolface & head
머리muh reehead
인종in joongpilgrim
명치myung chisolar plexus
안 팔목ahn pahlmahkinner side of forearm
바깥 팔목bahkat pahlmahkouter side of forearm
밑 팔목meet pahlmahkpalm side of forearm
위 팔목wi pahlmahkback side of forearm
뒤 팔목deung pahlmahkback of forearm
싼칼sahnkaloutside edge of hand (knifehand)
싼칼등sahnkal deunginside edge of hand (ridgehand)
손등sahn deungback hand
몸통momtongtrunk (middle section)
아래ahraelower body (low section)
앞 정강이ahp jung kang yishin
발목 bahl mahkankle
bahlfoot (or feet)
발등 bahldunginstep
발동호리bahldong oh riarch of foot
발날bahl nahloutside edge of foot
안발날 an bahl nahlinside edge of foot
발바닥bahl badaksole of foot
앞촉ahp chookball of foot
뒷꿈치dwi koomchiheel
뒷 쪽dwi chookbottom of heel

wheehigh (up)
위로whee uroupward
얼굴ulgoolhigh section
몸통momtongmiddle section
아래 ahraelow section

Personal Creed

My work is a reflection of myself. My execution of martial arts technique is also a reflection of my self. In whatever productive work I do, I will create a masterpiece. It will reflect my genius and virtuosity. In all things, I will work most seriously, intelligently and wholeheartedly. To it, I commit my soul, my body and spirit, and even my whole life fortune. I am a doer, a venturer, a winner.

Student creed

To build true confidence through KNOWLEDGE in the mind, HONESTY in the heart, and STRENGTH in the body. To keep friendship with one another and to build a strong and happy community. Never to fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop MIGHT FOR RIGHT

A leader is best

A leader is best when people barely know he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say : “We did it ourselves.”

Association philosophy

Association Philosophy
Myong yea Honor – coutesy, self respect, founded in truth
Dan kyulUnity – mutual trust, understanding and respect, founded in love
Bong saService – helping without any personal expectation, service to community and friends; founded in selflessness

School philosophy

Association Philosophy
In naePatience – be patient with others, with patience comes true understanding
Sa rangLove – with the patience that brings understanding one learns to love others. Love of friends, family and even adversaries, is a fundamental part of the school philosophy and martial arts way.
Jon kyungRespect – respect for all living things, both great and small, strong and weak, allows one to have respect for themselves and others
Kyum sonHumility – in all areas of life one must remains humble; letting their deeds, not their words, speak for them.

Student’s Four Keys

to Time Management

  1. Set a goal and be positive
  2. Plan and organize your work
  3. Do one thing at a time
  4. Do it now and never postpone

Yesterday is ashes … tomorrow is wood
only today does the fire burn brightly
thoughts produce action
action creates habit
habit controls one’s destiny
the man who fails to plan
plans to fail.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘press on’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.”

– Calvin Coolidge

“I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process.”

– Thomas Edison

American inventor, responding to a reporter who asked how it felt to fail 2000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb

start and end of class
No.Start Class
1Line up (chul sa)
2Attention (cha ryuht)
3At ease (ul shin cho)
4Personal creed
5Attention (cha ryuht)
6Turn right (to face flags) (oo yrang oo)
7Attention (cha ryuht)
8Salute the flags (kukki ye [ke han] kyung yet)
9Turn left (to face mirror) (cha young jah)
10Attention (cha ryuht)
11Kneel or sit (ahn jo)
12Meditate (myungsang)
13Return (bah ro)
14Stand up (ay oh set)
15Attention (cha ryuht)
16Face (kwanjang nim or sa bum nim)
17Bow to the Master Kim (sa bum nim ke kyung yet)
18or bow to the instructor (kyo bum nim ke kyung yet)
19Say, “how are you, sir?” (ahnyong hasimnika)

No.End Class
1Attention (cha ryuht)
2At ease (ul shin cho)
3Students’ creed
4Attention (cha ryuht)
5Turn right (to face flags) (oo yrang oo)
6Attention (cha ryuht)
7Salute the flags (kukki ye ke han kyung yet)
8Turn left (to face mirror) (cha young jah)
9Attention (cha ryuht)
10Kneel or sit (ahn jo)
11Meditate (mukyum)
12Return (bah ro)
13Stand up (ay oh set)
14Attention (cha ryuht)
15At ease (ul shin cho)
16“A leader is best”
17Attention (cha ryuht)
18Face (kwanjang nim or kyo bo nim)
19Bow to the Master Kim (kwang jang nim ke kyung yet)
20Say, “thank you” or (kahm sa hamnida)
21“I appreciate your effort” (sugo ha shasim nida)
22Turn to face black belts
23High color belt says, “bow to black belts” (kyo bum nim ke kyung yet)
24Say, “thank you” (kahm sa hamnida)
25Class dismissed (ee sahn)
Flags we Honor

South Korean Flag

The circle in the center, red upper half and blue lower half, represents absolute, or the essential unity of all being. The Yang (positive) and the Yin (negative) divisions within the circle represent duality. Examples of duality are heaven and hell, fire and water, life and death, good and evil, or night and day. The four trigrams also indicate the duality of opposites and balances. In the upper left trigram, three unbroken lines symbolize Heaven; opposite them in the lower right, three broken lines represent Earth. In the upper right trigram, two broken lines separated by an unbroken line is the symbol of Water; opposite them is Fire, symbolized by two unbroken lines separated by a broken line.

Symbolic of the nation is the white background (the land), the circle (people), and the four trigrams (the government). All three make up the essential elements of the nation

American Flag

The colors on the flag symbolize: red – valor and hardiness, white – innocence and purity, and blue stands for vigilance, perseverance, and justice.The stars represent the 50 states in the union. The 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies.

Moo Duk Kwan Emblem

The fourteen laurel leaves on each side represent the fourteen states of Korea and the advancement of peace. The three seeds joined to the laurel leaves on each side of the emblem represent the “three thousand li” (the distance running north to south) of the “land of morning calm” and its success. The six seeds in total indicate the world and represent the six continents. The fist represents Tae Kwon Do and justice. The Korean character in the center of the circle means Moo Duk Kwan. The character on the left of the circle means Tae and the character on the right of the circle means Kwon. The deep blue color of the emblem represents the three oceans and black belts.  As a whole, the emblem symbolizes the spreading of Moo Duk Kwan throughout the fourteen states, i.e. all of Korea, and then across the oceans to the six continents of the world. Moo Duk Kwan, as an international institution, is to achieve the objectives of peace and human advancement as the emblem symbolizes.


Chong shin tong il 
mind (and body) together
Won shim
circle of inner strength
Cho shim
beginners’ mind
Mu shim 
no mind or empty mind, action without thought