Terminology

Being a traditional martial art, instruction in Kuk Sool is given in both Korean and English. Below is some of the terminology used in Kuk Sool. Because Korean (Han Gul, the great language) uses a different alphabet than English, the English spellings are phonetic approximations. Please consult with a native Korean speaker for proper pronounciation. 



Basics 
Yea Eue: Etiquette               
Doh Jahng: Practice Hall            
Soom She Ki: Breathing 
Kyung Neh: Bow                  
Doh Bok: Uniform                       
Ki Cho Jah Ki: Breathing Exercises 
Cha Ryuht: Attention            
Di: Belt                                        
Ki: Internal Life Force 
Juhng Jah: Proper Sitting     
Eue Bok: Clothing                      
Ki Hahp: Forcing Ki by Pressure  when breathing
Joon Bee: Ready                 
Soo Ryuhn: Practice            
Mon Puhl Ki: Warm-up Exercises 
She Jahk: Begin                  
Geu Mahn: Stop                         
Kuk Ki: National Flag 
Geut: Finish                         
Shee Uh: Rest                         
Won Ki: Kuk Sool Association Flag 
Bah Roh: At Ease  




Names and Titles
Kuk Sa Nim: Grandmaster (10th degree Black Belt) 
Chong Kwan Jahng Nim: Chiefmaster (9th degree Black Belt) 
Kwan Jahng Nim: Master (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th degree Black Belt) 
Sa Bum Nim: Instructor (4th degree Black Belt) 
Pu Sa Bum Nim: Assistant Instructor (3rd degree Black Belt) 
Kyo Sa Nim: Assistant Instructor (2nd degree Black Belt) 
Jo Kyo Nim: Assistant Instructor (1st degree Black Belt) 
Dahn Boh Nim: Black-Brown Belt 
Ja Di: Brown Belt 
Hohng Di: Red Belt 
Chuhng Di: Blue Belt 
Noh Rahng Di: Yellow Belt 
Hin Di: White Belt 



Counting 
Il: First                              Hah Nah: One               Seu Mool: Twenty 
Ee: Second                     Dul: Two                        Suh Reun: Thirty
Sahm: Third                    Set: Three                     Mah Heun: Forty
Sah: Fourth                     Net: Four                       Shwin: Fifty 
Oh: Fifth                          Dah Suht: Five              Yeh Soon: Sixty 
Yook: Sixth                     Yah Suht: Six                 Il Heun: Seventy 
Chil: Seventh                  Il Gohp: Seven              Yuh Deun: Eighty 
Pahl: Eighth                   Yuh Duhl: Eight              Ah Heun: Ninety 
Gu: Ninth                        Ah Hohp: Nine               Baek: One Hundred 
Ship: Tenth                    Yul: Ten                 




Parts of the Body 
Bahl: Foot                         Bahl Deung: Foot Top (Instep)        Bahl Koom Chi: Heel 
Dah Ree: Leg                   Moo Reup: Knee                              Sohn: Hand 
Sohn Mohk: Wrist            Ahn Sohn Mohk: Inside Wrist           Bahl Mohk: Ankle 
Pahl Koom Chi: Elbow    Uh Kae: Shoulder                             Hyul: Pressure Point 




Directions and Moves 
Ahn: Inside                     Ahp: Front                              Yuhp: Side 
Dee, Dwee: Back         Dee Uh: Jumping                   Hweh Juhn: Turning 
Doh Rah: Spinning       Yahng: Both                            Ssahng: Double 
Yuhk: Reverse               Ban De: Other Direction       Dee Roh Doh Rah: Turn Around 
Sahng: High                  Joong: Middle                        Hah: Low 




Animal Movements 
Ho Rang Ee: Tiger 
Dok Soo Ri: Eagle 
Bahm: Snake 
Sa Ma Gi: Praying Mantis 
Hak: Crane 



Jah Se (Stances) 
Kong Kyuk Jah Se: Offense/Attack Stance      Ki Mah Jah Se: Horse-riding Stance 
Bahng Uh Jah Se: Defense Stance                  Juhng Gool Jah Se: Long/Front Stance 



Soo Ki (Hand Techniques) 
Juhng Gwuhn: Straight Punch                       Soo Doh: Knife Hand 
Yuhk Gwuhn: Reverse Punch (Uppercut)     Yuhk Soo Doh: Ridge Hand 
Il Ji Gwuhn: 1-Finger Fist                               Ssahng Soo Doh: Double Knife Hand 
Sah Ji Gwuhn: 4-Knuckle Fist                       Hweh Juhn Soo Doh: Circle Knife Hand 
Gahk Gwuhn: Back Fist                                 Pyung Soo: Palm Strike 
Kah Mah Mahk Ki: Spinning Back Fist        Ssahng Pyung Soo: Double Palm Strike 
Sohn Deung: Backhand Strike                     Sah Mah Gwi: Praying Mantis Hand 
Gwahn Soo: Spear Hand                              Pahl Koom Chi Ki: Elbow Strike 

Ahp Dee Soo Ki: Punch-Punch-Turning Knife Hand Combination 
Kah Mah Hoo Li Ki: Turning Ridge-Knife-Ridge Hand Combination 
Ship Ja Mahk Ki: Four-Direction Block 



Johk Sool (Leg or Kicking Techniques) 
Ahp Cha Ohl Li Ki: Straight Leg Kick                  Ahp Cha Ki: Front Kick 
Hoo Li Ki: Sweep                                                  Bahl Deung Cha Ki: Roundhouse Kick 
Jik Uh Cha Ki: Axe Kick                                        Bahl Koom Chi Doh Li Ki: Hook Kick 
Doh Rah Cha Ki: Spin Kick                                  Yuhp Cha Ki: Side Kick 
Ahn Dah Ree: Inside Kick                                     Dee Cha Ki: Back Kick 
Bah Gaht Dah Ree: Outside Kick                         
Dee Doh Rah Yuhp Cha Ki: Turn Back Side Kick 
Moo Reup Cha Ki: Knee Kick 




Nak Bub (Falling Principles)
Ahp Nak Bub: Front Fall 
Hweh Juhn Nak Bub: Rolling Fall 
Dee Nak Bub: Back Fall 
Goh Yahng Ee Nak Bub: Cat Roll 
Yuhp Nak Bub: Side Fall 
Gong Joong Hweh Juhn Nak Bub: High Fall 
Ahp Yuhp Nak Bub: Twisting Fall 
Doo Sohn Poong Cha: 2-Hand Cartwheel 
Hahn Sohn Poong Cha: 1-Hand Cartwheel 
Pahl Koom Chi Poong Cha: Elbow Cartwheel 



Moo Ki (Weapons) 
Geum: Sword                                      Pook Chae: Fan                  
Jool Bong: Flail                                   Dahn Geum: Knife                               
Jee Peng Ee: Walking Cane             Poh Bahk: Rope 
Dahn Bong: Short Staff                      Jang Bong: Long Staff 
Kahl Geum: Short Knife                     
Joong Bong: Middle Staff 
Chang: Spear                                    


Greetings and Phrases 
Ahn Young Hah Shi Nee Kah?: Hello/Hi/How Are You? 
Ahn Young Hee Kah Ship See Yo: Goodbye/Go Safely 
Soo Guh Heet Sahm Nee Dah: You Worked Hard 
Kahm Sah Hahm Nee Dah: Thank You 
Chuhn Mahn Eh Yo: You´re Welcome 
Soo Ryuhn Geut: Finish Practice



Kuk Sool Won  
            of Alamo Heights
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Kuk Sool Won  
            of Alamo Heights