Soo Bahk Do Terminology

Korean Martial Arts Terminology

Learn the tradition Korean terminology that Soo Bahk Do students need to know. 

General Soo Bahk Do Terms

Soo Bahk Do: Way of the the Hand Moo Duk Kwan: School of Martial Virtue
DoJang: Training Hall/Studio Dobok: Training Uniform
Dee: Belt Kuk Gi: National Flag
Kwan Jang Nim: School Founder Sa Bom Nim: Master Instructor
Kyo Sa Nim:  Certified Instructor Ko Dan Ja: Master
Yu Dan Ja: Holder of Dan Belt Yu Gup Ja: Holder of white through red belt
Sun Beh: Senior Member Nim: Appended to denote respect
Shi Sun:  Line of sight Neh Gung: Internal power
Weh Gung: External Power Shim Gung: Mental Power
O Rin Jok: Right Side Wen Jok: Left Side

Class Terminology

An’nyong Ha Sip Ni Ka: Hello Kahm Sa Ham Ni Da: Thank You
Cha Ryut: Attention Kyung Reh: Bow
Kuk Gi Eh Bae Reh: Salute to Flag An Ju Sip Shio: please sit
Muk Nyum: Meditation Kwan Jang Nim Keh Kyung Ret: Bow to School founder
Shim Sa Kwan Nim Keh Kyung Ret: Bow to judge or examiner Sa Bom Nim Keh Kyung Ret: Bow to certified Master Instructor
Kyo Sa Nim Keh Kyung Ret: Bow to certified instructor Sun Bae Nim Keh Kyung Ret: Bow to senior member(s)
Sahng Ho Kan Eh Kyung Ret: Bow to partner Jhoon Bee: Ready
Tora: Turn to rear Shio: Turn
Ba Ro: Return Bal Cha Gi Jhoon Bee:  Kicking Position
Ku Ryung Eh Mat Cho So: By the count Ku Ryung Up Shi: Without the Count
Chun Jin: Forward movement Sun Beh: Senior Member
Wheng Jin: sideways movement Hu Jin:  Backward movement

Stances (Jaseh)

Jhoon Bee Jaseh: Ready Stance Chun Gul Jaseh: Front Stance
Hu Gul Jaseh: Back Stance Kee Ma Jaseh:  Horse Stance
Sa Ko Rip Jaseh: Side stance Kyo Cha Rip Jaseh: Cross-legged stance

Curriculum

Ki Cho: Basic Hyung: Form
Dae Ryun: Sparring Ho Sin Sool: Self-Defense
Mahk Kee: Block Kong Kyuk: attack
Cha Gi: kick Ha Dan: low level
Choong Dan: Middle Level Sang Dan: High Level

Hand Techniques (Soo Gi)

Ha Dan Mahk Kee:  Low Block Choong Dan Mahk Kee: Middle Block
Sang Dan Mahk Kee: High Block Ahneso Pahkuro Mahk Kee: Inside/outside block
Pahkuro Ahneso Mahk Kee: Outside/inside block Ha Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee: Low knife hand block
Choong Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee: Middle knife hand block Sang Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee:  High Knife hand block
Choong Dan Kong Kyuk:  Middle punch Sang Dan Kong Kyuk: High Punch
Hweng Jin Kong Kyuk: side punch Yuk Jin Kong Kyuk: reverse punch
Kwan Soo Kong Kyuk: spear hand attack Soo Do Kong Kyuk: Knife hand attack
Yuk Soo Do Kong Kyuk:  reverse knife hand attack Cap Kwon: Backfist
Kwon Do: Hammer fist

Foot Techniques (Jok Gi)

Ahp Cha Nut Gi:  Front Thrust Kick Yup Cha Gi: Side Kick
Ahp Podo Oll Li Gi: Front Limber Up Kick Yup Podo Oll Li Gi: Side Limber Up Kick
Dullyo  Cha Gi: Roundhouse Kick Peet Chai Gi: Inverted Roundhouse Kick
Dwi Cha Gi: Back Kick Dwi Pdo Cha Gi:  Spinning back kick
Ahneso Pahkuro Cha Ki:  Inside/Outside Kick Pahkuro Ahneso Cha Ki: Outside/Inside Kick
Dwi Ahneso Pahkuro Cha Ki: Spinning Inside to Outside Kick Yuk Hu Ri Gi: Hook Kick
Dwi Yuk Hu Ri Gi: Spin Kick Moo Roop Cha Ki: Knee Strike
Chit Pahl Gi:  Stomp Kick

Counting in Korean

Ha Na One
Dool Two
Set Three
Net Four
Da Sot Five
Yuh Sot Six
Il Gop Seven
Yo Dull Eight
Ah Hope Nine
Yohl Ten

Counting in Chinese

Il One
Ee Two
Sam Three
Sa Four
Oh Five
Yuk Six
Chil Seven
Pahl Eight
Gu Nine
Sip Ten
Sip-Il Eleven
Sip-Ee Twelve
Sip-Sam Thirteen
Sip-Sa Fourteen
Sip-Oh Fifteen
Sip-Yuk Sixteen
Sip-Chil Seventeen
Sip-Pahl Eighteen