Kids & Adult Taekwondo
I will develop myself in a positive manner, and avoid anything that could reduce my mental growth or physical health.
I will develop self discipline, in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and others, and never be abusive or offensive.
THIS IS A BLACK BELT SCHOOL.
We are dedicated, we are motivated, we achieve through trust and integrity.
Students earn their next belt level by demonstrating their skills at gradings. ATI gradings are held every 3 months at the ATI Martial Arts headquarters in Malaga. In order to be eligible to graduate, a student must FIRST earn the Skill Stripes that are required for the current syllabus.
Skill Stripes are represented as coloured tags on the student’s belt. These are only awarded by instructors when a student has reached a reasonable level of competence in that area. Each syllabus requires different Skill Stripes.
Skills are represented by the following colours:
How to tie your Taekwondo belt
RIGHT OVER LEFT, then LEFT OVER RIGHT!
Watch our video tutorial below.
Students must bow at the entrance (facing inside) when entering and exiting class. If a student arrives late or needs to leave the class (eg. for a toilet or drink break), they must bow to the senior instructor.
ADJUSTING YOUR UNIFORM
Students must face away from the instructor when adjusting their belt or uniform.
When class begins, students are required to line up in rank order. The highest belt stands at the front-right of the class, with the lowest belt at the back-left of the class.
Commands, Terms & Tips
"Cha Ryuht" (cha-ri-yut): Attention
Face the instructor, stand tall with your back straight, hands closed by your side and feet together
"Kyung Nae" (kyoong-nay): Bow
Keep your hands closed by your side and feet together. Face should be looking down.
"Seijak" (si-jak): Begin
Start your pattern or drill.
Stop and face the instructor. Stand straight with your hands behind your back, move your left foot out so your feet are shoulder width apart. Respond immediately with, "Ma'am yes Ma'am" / "Sir, yes Sir".
A kihap is a yell; a vocal expression of concentrated effort.
"Baro" (bah-row): Return to Starting Position
By default, this is "Junbi" (joon-bee) - the ready stance.
By default, the left foot is in front with the body facing slightly to the right. Fists must be up. Sometimes students will be asked to "transform". This is just a mirror of the default stance, with the right foot in front, and body facing to the left.
Ap Chagi (ap cha-gee): Front Kick
Bandal Chagi (ban-dal cha-gee): Instep Kick
Dolyo Chagi (dol-yo cha-gee): Turning Kick
Naeryo Chagi (na-ree-oh cha-gee): Axe Kick
Miro Chagi (mee-ro chagi): Push Kick
Yop Chagi (yop cha-gee): Side kick
Dit Chagi (dit cha-gee): Back Kick
Momdolyo Chagi (mom-dol-yo cha-gee): Spinning Kick
Counting in Korean
One: Hana (ha-na)
Two: Dul (dool)
Three: Set (set)
Four: Net (net)
Five: Dasot (da-sot)
Six: Yasot (yo-sot)
Seven: Ilgop (ill-gop)
Eight: Yodol (you-dool)
Nine: Ahop (eye-hop)
Ten: Yeol (yool)
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