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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?
No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.
Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self-defense techniques efficiently.
I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?
No, you are not too old to begin martial-arts training. Taekwondo regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older.
What is the difference between Taekwondo and Karate or other martial arts?
I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to Taekwondo classes?
2 to 3 classes per week are recommended, as is practicing at home. As you progress through the ranks if you want more 1:1 attention we offer private lessons which can further help hone your skills.
How long does it take to get a Black Belt?
In Taekwondo, it takes between 3 to 5 years to reach black belt.
What sort of things should I consider when choosing a school?
What does Taekwondo mean?
"Tae" means "foot" or "to strike with the feet". "Kwon" means "hand", or "to strike with the hand". "Do" means discipline, art, or way.
TaeKwonDo Terminology: Essential Words To Know
Gym for practice – DoJang
Thank you – Kam Sa Ham Me Da
Uniform – Dobok
Attention .- Chah-ryut
Bow – Kyung Nae
Ready – Joon-bee
Begin – Si-jak
Yell – Ki-Yahp
Sparring – Gyoroggi
Self-defense – Hosinsool
Forms, formal exercises – Poomse
Front Kick – Ap Chagi
Roundhouse or Turning Kick – Dollyo Chagi
Side Kick – Yeop Chagi
Back Kick – Dwi Chagi
Down Block – Ahre Maggi
Middle Block – Momtong Maggi
Outside Block – Backat Maggi
Walking Stance – Ahp Sogi
Front Stance – Ahp Gubi Sogi
Back Stance – Dwi Gibi Sogi
Korean Numbers 1 -10
The other numbering system (which is of Chinese origin) is used in most other cases: