Martial Arts / Korean Philosophy material for Black belts (updated April 2017)  


Tournament Rules:

Tiny Tigers' Oath (ages 4-6 at the 5:30-6:15pm)

To be a good person,
(raise your right hand)

I have knowledge in my mind,
(point to your head with your hands)

Honesty in my heart,
(point both hands over your heart)

Strength in my body,
(make muscles with your arms)

We make good friends!
(right hand out to shake, reinforced by left)

And if we practice really hard, we'll be a black belt!

... Sir / Ma'am


Karate Kids' Oath (ages 6-13 at the 6:30-7:30pm)

Sir / Ma'am...

Each day, I will live by honoring my parents and instructors,

Practicing to the best of my abilities,

and by having courtesy and respect for everyone I meet.

... Sir / Ma'am


Teen and Adult Oath (ages 13+ at the 7:30-8:30pm)

Beginning of Class:

Sir / Ma'am...

I will practice in the Spirit of Taekwondo,

with Courtesy for my fellow students

Loyalty for my instructor,

and Respect for my juniors and seniors

... Sir / Ma'am


End of Class:

Sir / Ma'am...

I shall live with Perseverance in the Spirit of Taekwondo,

Having Honor with others,

Integrity within myself,

and Self-control in my actions...

... Sir / Ma'am


Takewondo roots come from Korea. In class, we use Korean commands students should know.

Charyut (char-ree-ut)
Stand at Attention

Kyungnae (key-young-nay)

Jhoonbee (joon-bee)
Ready Position

Shijahk (shee-jahk)

Kohmahn (koe-mahn)

Bahroh (bah-roe)
Return to ready

Kihap (key-hop)
Taekwondo Yell

Dobok (doe-bahk)

Dojang (doe-jahng)