Terminology

Korean commands
In Taekwondo, Korean language commands are often used. Below you will find many commands commonly used in Master Kim’s Dojang.

General
Cha-ryeot – 차렷 – Attention.
Gyeong-nye – 경례 – Bow.
Sabum nim kke gyeong-nye – 사범님께 경례 – Bow to the Instructor (Only when bowing to an instructor)
Ba-ro – 바로 – Return.
Swi-eo – 쉬어 – At ease, relax.
Ki-hap – 기합 – Yell (Usually said at the end of a combo or an attack. The h is nearly silent. It sounds like: Ki-ap.)
Muk-nyeom – 묵념 – Meditation.
Shi-jak – 시작 – Begin.
Hae-san – 해산 – Dismiss.

Sparring
Jun-bi – 준비 – Ready.
Shi-jak – 시작 – Begin.
Gal-ryeo – 갈려 – Break.
Gyae-sok – 계속 – Continue.
Geu-man – 그만 – Finish.