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Poomsae: Taegeuk Il Jang (1-10)

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Kicking Combination

1. Roundhouse kick
2. Roundhouse kick

Breaking Technique

  • Front kick


Taekwondo Defined

A Korean martial art established in the 1950’s yet based upon centuries of tradition and practice. It is Korea’s gift to the world!

  • Tae | 태 | To kick or strike with the foot
  • Kwon | 권 | To intercept or strike with the hand
  • Do | 도 | The ‘way’ or the ‘art’
  • Tae-kwon-do | 태 권 도 | The way of the foot and the hand
Ten Commitments
  1. I will be loyal to my country.
  2. I will honor my parents.
  3. I will love my family and cooperate with them.
  4. I will be faithful to my friends.
  5. I will respect my elders and care for my juniors.
  6. I will establish positive relationships with my teachers.
  7. I will treat all living things with care.
  8. I will never seek advantage of those who are weaker.
  9. I will use Taekwondo only for good works.
  10. I will always finish what I start.

Kuk-ki-won, also known as World Taekwondo Headquarters, is also home to the World Taekwondo Academy. It was established by the South Korean government as the official Taekwondo governing organization.

Basic Commands
  • Attention | Cha-ryut | 차렷
  • Bow | Kyeong-nye | 경녜
  • Ready | Joon-bi | 준비
  • Return to Ready | Ba-ro | 바로
Bow to the Flags
  • Bow to the flags. | Gook-gi-ae dae-ha-yuh kyeong-nye | 국기의 대하여 경례

We bow to show sincerity and respect. Bowing is a universal gesture of politeness.

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