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Etiquette to Follow


How to bow

  • Hands at side,
  • feet together, bend at waist

When to bow

  • Entering or Leaving the Dojo
  • Towards instructor after entering the Dojo
  • When passing the entrance to the workout floor
  • When entering the workout floor (when bowed in)
  • When exiting the workout floor
  • When passing by any blackbelt
  • When a higher rank gives you an instruction
  • When you hear a command to bow
  • Anytime you think it might be time to bow Say Ma’am and Sir
  • When speaking to any higher rank
  • At home to Mom and Dad
  • At School with teachers and administrators

When a higher rank speaks to you

  • Stand at attention, hands at side and feet together
  • Don’t talk while he/she is talking

When lining up for class

  • Remove all jewelry before going onto the workout floor
  • Stand in Joon-bee, feet apart and both fists in front of you.
  • Don’t wiggle.
  • Don’t talk.
  • Don’t look around.
  • Don’t bring food or drink into the Dojo
  • Never chew gum!

 

BENEFITS OF KARATE FOR KIDS
Word to Parents and Students From a licensed psychologist, psychology professor, black belt instructor and a martial arts researcher - Thomas J. Nardi:

As a psychologist, I have found that karate training often provides many benefits to youngsters beyond that offered by other sports. The introverted youngster often begins to blossom when he or she learns karate. The structured drills that involve punching, kicking, and yelling help the youngster overcome shyness and timidity.

The anxious or worried child becomes more confident and assertive as he learns to move and control his body. He or she learns to work and compete with others in a friendly and safe environment. Self-confidence and self-esteem grow. Many parents report a marked increase in the child’s social interactions.

The youngster feels less threatened by other children or new situations. As a result, there is often more of a willingness to become more involved with others. The extroverted youngster has a safe, healthy outlet in which to compete with himself and others. Youngsters are taught how to avoid trouble and challenges. They learn to have enough self-confidence that they need not respond to teasing or provocation from peers.

The aggressive child is taught the self-discipline that aids in keeping anger under control. He or she learns that fighting is merely a way of showing off and that showing off is a sign of low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence. Karate training is a gross motor activity that helps youngsters develop a sense of integrity about their bodies. Balance, coordination, posture, and general movements improve with karate training.

The pre-adolescent, in particular, finds that karate training helps him or her cope with the clumsiness that often accompanies the spurt of growth at this age. Karate also offers an additional bonus that other sports do not provide. Karate teaches self-defense. In the unsettling times in which we live, knowledge of how to protect oneself can be crucial. Parents often report feeling more secure knowing their sons or daughters are capable of defending themselves.

Encourage and support your youngster’s involvement. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results. And, who knows, you may want to try a class yourself!
 

 

 

Listen to the audio file of Master Rigdon
counting one through ten in Korean

If you can't hear the audio file, Right Click on the link to download the file to your
computer and open it up using Windows Media Player.  Apple QuickTime and older versions
of the Real Player don't recognize the Windows .WAV file format.

Korean Counting   / English Counting

Hana...........................................One

Duhl...........................................Two

Set..........................................Three

Net...........................................Four

Dasut.........................................Five

Yosut..........................................Six

Ilgob........................................Seven

Yodul........................................Eight

Ahup..........................................Nine

Yuhl...........................................Ten

Semul.......................................Twenty

Listen to the audio file of Master Rigdon
counting eleven through twenty in Korean

If you can't hear the audio file, Right Click on the link to download the file to your
computer and open it up using Windows Media Player.  Apple QuickTime and older versions
of the Real Player don't recognize the Windows .WAV file format.

Listen to the audio file of Master Rigdon
pronouncing the Korean terms.

If you can't hear the audio file, Right Click on the link to download the file to your
computer and open it up using Windows Media Player.  Apple QuickTime and older versions
of the Real Player don't recognize the Windows .WAV file format.

Korean Terminology    / English Definition

Kwan Jang Nim.....................Master Instructor

Sa Beom Nim..............................Instructor

Cha Ryot..................................Attention

Kyung Nae.......................................Bow

Jhoon-Bi...............................Ready Stance

Shi Jack......................................Begin

Ki Hap.........................................Yell

Kuman..........................................Stop

Diro Dora...............................Turn Around

Baro...........................Back to Ready Stance

Do Bak......................................Uniform

An Young Ha Shim Neeka...........Hello, How are you

An Young E K Ship Sheeo.....................GoodBye

Kan Sa Ham Ne Da..........................Thank You

Cha Ma Nay Oh..........................Your Welcome

Piel Sung...................................Victory

Kuk Ki.........................................Flag













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