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Helpful Information

Class Rules CLICK HERE
Belt Tying instructions CLICK HERE
Basic Terminology CLICK HERE

Gup Parent's Guide to Fire Dragon Karate Studio and our traditional Gup Programs.
Little Dragons Parent's Guide to Fire Dragon Karate Studio and our traditional Little Dragon Programs.

Class Rules

  • Arrive at least fifteen minutes before the class is scheduled to begin.
  • Remove shoes before entering the dojang.
  • Do not wear any type of jewelry in class.  If by chance, you have important belongings you must bring and do not want left in the locker room, please let one of the instructors hold onto them during class time.
  • Salute the flags when entering and leaving the Dojang.
  • Avoid taking part in loud or controversial activities. Students should remain silent, especially during forms and sparring.
  • Warm up prior to class.
  • Do not chew gum.
  • Wear a clean white uniform with no marking except the indication of your school and Tang Soo Do rank.
  • All students should take part in cleaning the Dojang since a high degree of cleanliness must be maintained.
  • Students should notify their instructor in advance of any absence.
  • Instructors should always be addressed in a respectful manner.
  • Maintain a positive, respectful, and well-disciplined attitude at all times.
  • Students and instructor should use Tang Soo Do terminology whenever possible.
  • Observe the rules and codes of Tang Soo Do to the best of your ability.


Belt Tying Instructions Top

1. Find the center of your belt. Place the center of your belt across your waist and wrap it around yourself.

2. Cross the ends in the back keeping the end going around the left side tucked under the top piece. Bring both ends around to the front still keeping the end going around the left side tucked under the top. NOTE: (Little Dragons with the shorter single wrap belts can start here after placing the center of the belt at the center of the back and then wrapping both ends around to the front)

3. Cross the right piece over and tuck it under both pieces.

4. Bring up and around. Cross that piece over the left.

5 Pull both ends to finish the knot and make it tight. Make sure the ends are even.

Basic Terminology Top

Numbers Movements
One : Hana
Two : Tul
Three : Set
Four : Net
Five : Tasot
Six : Yasot
Seven : Ilgop
Eight : Yodol
Nine : Ahop
Ten : Yol
First : Il
Second : E
Third : Sam
Fourth : Sa
Fifth : Oh
Sixth : Yuk
Seventh : Chil
Eighth : Pal
Ninth : Ku
Tenth : Sip
Block : Mahk Ki
Breaking : Kyuck Pa
Attack : Kong Kyuck
Kick : Cha Ki
Jumping Kick :
Deah Cha Ki
Self Defense : Ho Sin Sul
Sparring : Dae Ryun
Directions Stances
Front : Ahp
Middle part : Choong Dan
Round : Tollyo
Side : Yup
Low part : Ha Dan
Back : Dwi
Left Side : When Jok
High part : Sang Dan
Right Side : Oren Jok
Attention : Cha Ryut
Front Stance : Choon Kul Ja Seh
Fighting Stance : Hu Kul Ja Seh
Ready Stance : Choon Bee Ja Seh
Horse riding Stance : Kee Ma Ja Seh
Side Stance : Sa Ko Rip Ja Seh
Cross-Legged Stance : Kyo Cha Rip Ja Seh
Blocks Strikes
Low X Block : Ssang Soo Ha Dan Mahk Ki
Inside Outside Block : Ahneso Phaku Ro Mahk Ki
Knife Hand Block : Soo Do Mahk Ki
High Block : Sang Dan Mahk Ki
Low Block : Ha Dan Mahk Ki
Two Hand Defense : Chun Kul Ssang Soo
Center Punch : Choong Dan Kong Kyuk
Back Fist : Kap Kwon
Fore Fist : Jang Kwon Knife
Hand : Soo Do Mahk Ki
Elbow Strike : Pahl Koop Kong Kyuk
Spear Hand : Kwan Soo Kong Kyuk
Kicks Commands
Axe Kick : Cchik Ki
Front Kick : Ahp Cha Ki
Hook Kick : Yup Hu Ryo Cha Ki
Inside Outside Crescent Kick : Ahneso Phaku Ro Cha Ki
Roundhouse : Tollyo Cha Ki
Side Kick : Yup Cha Ki
Spinningback Kick : Dwi Tollyo Cha Ki
Bow : Kyung Yet
Turn : Tora
Ready : Choon Bee
Begin : Shi Jak Sit : Ahn Jo
Attention : Cha Ryut
Return : Ba Ro
General Terms Phrases
Grandmaster : Kwan Chang Nim
Master : Sah Bum Nim
Forms : Hyung Yell : Ki Hap
Sparring : Dae Ryun
National Flag : Kukgi
Belt : Dee
Self defense : Ho Sin Sool
Uniform : Do Bohk Beginner : Cho Bo Ja
Studio : Dojang
Testing : Shim Sa

World Tang Soo Do Association : Sae Kye Tang Soo Do Hyup Hoi
Salute The Flag : Kukgi Bae Rye
Bow To Grandmaster : Kwan Chang Nim E Kyung Yet
Bow To Master : Sah Bum Nim E Kyung Yet
Thank You : Ko Map Sum Ni Da