What Do You Call a Taekwondo Player?

A person who plays taekwondo is called a Taekwondoin. It takes about 15 years to become a Taekwondoin that is acquiring three degrees. And to become a Taekwondoin requires attaining 3 black belts.

It takes about 6-8 months to transition from one belt to another and 5 years to acquire a degree (black belt)

A Taekwondoin is one who has dedicated himself to the training, and discipline of taekwondo in order to acquire mastery.

What is a taekwondo instructor called in Korean?

In Korean, a taekwondo instructor is called Sabom. It is pronounced as Sah-bom and not Say-bom.

The Sabom who is the instructor is the key person in a taekwondo learning center.

Because it is a title given to masters, a person must have gained mastery in taekwondo, this requires years of training.

The instructor can’t teach his students any fighting pattern he hasn’t dedicated time to practice.

The Sabom provides training in the Korean Martial art taekwondo, his job is typically to work in a martial art studio, club or similar setting.

Aside from the Sabom carrying out his duties, he also designs the scheme of each class and rates each students improvement.

The Sabom modems each method of technique for students to learn by observing and offering them chastity as they practice.

What do you call the taekwondo teacher?

In Taekwondo, the teacher is called Boo-sabum, He teaches the students the intricacies of taekwondo.

The Boosabum is one who has attained a certain point of mastery in taekwondo and plays a very vital role in taekwondo Academy.

He brings to the knowledge of the students, various stances and fighting techniques

He also teaches the students resilience, discipline, courtesy, and every morality that guides taekwondo.

How do you say hello in taekwondo?

An hyeong haseyo.

Literally, An hyeong haseyo means “are you at peace?” We use it to say hello in taekwondo.

Just like we exchange greetings to show respect and affection, the Dojang (which is the formal training hall) is a place where respect, courtesy is upheld.

Although An nyeong is also a way to say hello in taekwondo, this is more like a casual way of greeting. It literally means peace and is said to a younger person.

Since taekwondo upholds respect as one of its virtues, then An hyeong haseyo is the proper way of saying hello.

What do you say at the beginning of taekwondo?

As an instructor, there are certain you say at the beginning of the taekwondo fight and if you are a student, you need to know what these instructions mean.

At the beginning of the match, the instructor says Charyot Sogi which means attention in Korean.

To stand at attention, your hands are expected to be closed and placed by your side, your feet together and kept in a straight position.

Next, the instructor says  Kyung Nae which means bow. To bow, you bend your back in a straight position with your chest facing downwards as you know.

The third command which you hear before the commencement of the fight is Joon Bi and this means ready in Korean.

To do the ready stance, both hands are expected to move toward the chest region with both palms moving upward and downwards simultaneously making sure they are closed and both palms facing the body.

What do you call a Taekwondo uniform?

Taekwondo training uniform is called Dobok. It came from the Korean language, “Do” means “way” and “Bok” means “clothing” so Dobok means “The way of clothing”.

Dobok is white and it symbolizes the purity and discipline of taekwondo. Since it is a representation of art, it should be kept clean.

Dobok is made in a variety of materials, ranging from traditional cotton to cotton-polyester blends. They are many varieties of color.

Taekwondo Dobok consist of three pieces:

  • Top/upper/tunic/jacket: The traditional taekwondo uniform use a cross-over jacket front with black trim on the bottom of the jacket.
  • Pants/lower/jacket: All styles of taekwondo practitioners wear similar long pants, higher ranking black belts may what black stripes down the leg. Federation/clubs do ok sometimes have lettering down the leg
  • Tri/belt: The belt represents the purpose of the training and the degree of the technique according to its color. The belt is tied around the waist. The belt helps to deliver the power to the muscle that connects the acupuncture point of the waist and the body center of the low abdomen.

What do you call a Taekwondo match?

In taekwondo, the match played is called “bout”. The bout starts with the contestants bowing to the referee and opponent, when the referee tells them to go, the fight begins.

The objective of the “bout” is to win either by points or knockout.

For you to score these points, you must hit your opponent with force, lightly tapping your opponent will not score.

Any punch to the chest scores one point and a straight kick to the chest scores two points. Any spinning kick to the chest scores 3 points.

Any straight kick to the head scores 3 points and any spinning kick to the head scores 4 points and this is the highest-scoring point in a taekwondo bout.

There are rules governing the bout and if bridged, your opponent is awarded the point.

If your opponent cannot continue the fight either by injury, referee stoppage, or knocking them unconscious that is a knockout and the referee stops the bout to award you the win.

The “bout” is contested in three rounds of two minutes each and one break I’m between rounds.

Whoever knocks their opponent out first or has the highest score at the end of time wins the “bout”.

What do you say as you bow in Taekwondo?

In Taekwondo, you say “Taekwon” as you bow. In Taekwondo culture, when you now bowing, you are saying that you trust and respect that person.

It is only a martial art but also a sport, it is a sign that you trust the opponent well enough not to attack you before the referee starts the fight.

This is not to only show respect for individuals but for taekwondo as an art.

How Many Belts Are There in Taekwondo?

There are six color belts in taekwondo, there is white, yellow, blue, red, green, and black.

In between them, there are color stripes of the previous belt when you are appearing at the next level.

For example, you will be having a blue belt with red stripes when going to the stage of attaining the red belt.

It is not just going to be jumping from belt to belt because that will be too easy.

You preparing for the next belt helps you deepen for knowledge and get more physically and mentally for the next stage.

White Belt

This is where everyone begins, where you learn basically how to defend. You spend the majority of your time learning to not get beaten up, in many cases you have to earn your white belt.

So, even though you can start doing taekwondo, you are still wearing Dobok and have to earn the white belt.

It signifies innocence and purity as the student has no previous knowledge of taekwondo.

Yellow Belt

The yellow belt signifies Gold: an element of the earth, it represents truth and the foundation of taekwondo.

The yellow belt means that the student is beginning to learn and create the foundation in taekwondo.

Green belt

The green belt signifies growth as Taekwondo skills begins to grow and develop.

This belt is a milestone, students take from the knowledge and experience is growing.

Blue belt

At this point, the student should have a good taekwondo foundation and is prepared to begin learning more techniques and theories.

Red belt

The Red belt is a student who knows quite a bit about taekwondo, it is enough to be dangerous.

Now the student must learn self-control which is a crucial skill. Although red signifies danger.

Black belt

This is the stage of the first degree. It is only after a student has acquired a black belt that he can be considered a full-time student of taekwondo.

It is a great mark of progress, although it is far from the end. The color black is the opposite of the color white, here you have a more dependent knowledge of taekwondo.

What Style Is Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a weaponless  Korean Martial Art characterized by unity, the unity of body, mind and pose.

Taekwondo fight is gentle in appearance but sturdy in spirit. It’s composed of three parts “Tae” meaning “Foot”, “ leg” or “step-on”, “ kwon” which means “Fist” or “Fight” and “Do” which means “the way” or discipline.

It is a style of fight where the hands and feet are used to control the enemy or opponent it emphasizes head-height kicks, jumping, spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

The kicking techniques in taekwondo movements are dynamic, they are executed in quick, smooth movements and require great skills to execute.

In Taekwondo, the kicking techniques begin with bending the knew inwards until the leg is fully extended to direct the kicking attack, the opponent is not told where the kick will end.

It is a fighting style that teaches you how to shift your body to direct a blow to your opponent, your leg and arm motions are used to direct your weight against your opponent.

It focuses on bringing down an opponent by using the element of surprise.


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