A traditional Korean martial art

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea.

Let’s learn about Taekwondo.

Learn Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art form with a history that goes back thousands of years. Taekwondo is an empty-hand form of exercise that is both physical and mental and entails the use of the hands, the feet, and the entire body. It enables to defend himself against attacks on his body and, through the spiritual aspects of the training, to build moral character. Taekwondo is popular with people of both genders and of many ages. Taekwondo became an official Olympic sport at the Sydney Olympics 2000 and has been picked for inclusion as an official 2012 Olympic event.

Meaning of Taekwondo

Tae means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon means “to strike or break with fist”; and do means “way”, “method”, or “art”. Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot” or “the art of kicking and punching.” A taekwondo student typically wears a white uniform with a belt tied around the waist. The belt color indicates grade. In general, the darker color belt represents the higher grade.

Learn Korean commands

In taekwondo, Korean language commands are often used.

Romanization Hangeul(Korean) Meaning
Cha-ryeot 차렷 Attention
Gyeong-nye 경례 Bow
Ba-ro 바로 Return
Shwi-uh 쉬어 At ease (relax)
Hyoo-shik 휴식 Rest period (break)
Gi-hap 기합 Yell (shout)
Jwoon-bi 준비 Ready
Shi-jak 시작 Begin (start)
Gal-lyeo 갈려 Break (separate)
Gyeh-sok 계속 Continue
Geu-man 그만 Finish (stop)
Dwiro-dora 뒤로 돌아 Turn around (180 degrees)
Hae-san 해산 Dismiss

Learn and experience Taekwondo

3-Hour Program

  • 100,000 won per person
  • Completion certificate, unifirm, and a souvenir will be given
  • Pick-up service available
  • Group discount (5+ people): 90,000 won per person

90-Minute Program

  • 50,000 won per person
  • Completion certificate, and a souvenir will be given
  • Pick-up & uniform rental service available
  • Group discount (5+ people): 40,000 won per person

* The 90-minute program excludes the demonstration and self defense portion of the program
* When signing up for the Taekwondo 1-Day Culture tour, you must give your full name (in English) and your height. This program is designed for beginners, so if you have prior Taekwondo experience, please let us know in advance so that the program can be tailored to your specific needs.

* 3-hour Program Schedule

3-hour Program Schedule

3-hour Program Schedule

3-hour Program Schedule

3-hour Program Schedule

Detailed Information

Company: Hoki
Location: Seoul-si Yongsan-gu Yongsandong 1-ga 8, War Memorial Hoguk Mudogwan
Available Languages: English, Japanese
Tel: +82-2-336-3361 / +82-2-336-6014 (Korean, English, Japanese)
E-mail: moonstep@daum.net (Korean, Japanese), cashin76@hanmail.net (Korean, English)

Company: International Kumgang Taekwondo Center
Location: Seoul-si Yangcheon-gu Mok 4-dong 736-1 2F
Available Languages: English, Korean
Tel: +82-2-2642-0692 (Korean, English, Japanese)
E-mail: cashin76@hanmail.net(Korean, English)
Homepage: www.taekwontokorea.com(Korean, English)

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