West Haven Academy of Karate Student Creed

 

1. I intend to use Tang Soo Do to develop myself in a positive manner and I will avoid anything that would limit or reduce my mental growth or my physical health.

2. I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.

3. I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and my fellow man and I will never be abusive or offensive.

 

 

Eight Key Concepts of Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan

 

Courage – Young Gi

Concentration – Chung Shin Tong Il

Endurance – In Neh

Honesty – Chung Jik

Humility – Kyum Son

Tension and Relaxation – Shin Chook

Control of Power – Him Cho Chung

Speed Control – Wan Gup

 

 

Korean Numbers:  

 

Ha Na – One

 

Dool – Two

 

Set – Three

 

Net – Four

 

Da Sot – Five

 

Yuh Sot – Six

 

Il Gop – Seven

 

Yo Dull – Eight

 

Ah Hope – Nine

 

Yohl – Ten

 

 

10 Articles of Faith on Mental Training

 

1.  Be loyal to your country; sacrifice yourself for your duty to your country and your people.

 

2.  Be obedient to your parents; children should be dutiful to their parents and parents should be charitable to their children.

 

3.  Be loving between husband and wife; love and affection between the sexes develop mankind's happiness and harmony in life.

 

4.  Be cooperative between brothers; hold together with cooperation and concord.

 

5.  Be respectful to your elders protect the rights of the weak with courtesy and modesty.

 

6.  Be faithful between teacher and student.  Learn the truth through practice of duty and affection.

 

7.  Be faithful between friends.  Be peaceful and happy with harmony and faith towards each other, regardless of race, and towards all mankind.

 

8.  Face combat only in justice and with honor; be able to distinguish between good and bad with fairness and rightfulness.

 

9.  Never retreat in battle; sacrifice for justice with capability and bravery.

 

10. Always finish what you start.  Move to action with sureness and with hope.

 

 

To read more about the10 Articles of Faith, visit: http://www.tangsoodoworld.com/reference/reference_ten_articles_of_faith.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Korean Terminology  

 

Tang Soo Do

 

Name of our Art: “The Way of the Empty Hand of China”

 

Mi Guk Kwan

Name of our Style or Organization: “School in America”

 

Tang

Reference to the Chinese dynasty (showing the Chinese influence of our style)

 

Soo

Hand, Empty Hand, or Knife Hand

 

Do

Way

 

Titles:  

 

Kwan Jhang Nim

Grandmaster or Head of Style,

“Kwan Jhang Nim Charles Ferraro”

 

Sa Bom Nim

Master Instructor, 4th Dan and up

 

Kyo Sa Nim

Certified Instructor, 1st – 3rd Dan

 

Dan

Degree, or holder of a midnight blue belt

 

Gup

Level, grade, or holder of a color belt below the rank of “Dan”

 

U Dan Ja Nim

Dan Member

 

U Gup Ja

Gup Member

 

Sun Beh Nim

Senior Member

 

Hu Beh

Junior Member

 

Cho Bo Ja

Beginner

 

Nim

Sir, Ma’am, or Honorable

 

In Class:  

 

Do Jang

Training Hall (studio or school)

 

Do Bak

Training Uniform

 

Dee

Belt

 

Soo Gi

Hand Techniques

 

Jok Gi

Kicking or foot techniques

 

Hyung

Form

 

Deh Ryun

Sparring

 

Il Soo Sik Deh Ryun

One-Step Sparring

 

Ja Yu Deh Ryun

Free Sparring

 

Ho Sin Sul

Self Defense

 

Choon Shim

Balance

 

Ko Mop Sam Ni Da

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