A brief word on pronunciation: the Korean language has several letters and phonetics that either are not nuanced in or do not appear at all in the English language. Two such examples of nuance are the G/K and the D/T sounds. The Koreans have three levels of "hardness" to each of these sounds. They have the soft g as in good, the have the hard k as in kick, and then they have a sound somewhere in the middle and represented by the Gk combination in the phonetic key below in words like Kuk Kee (Gku Gkey) meaning flag. They have a soft d as in dog, a hard t as in time and a sound somewhere in between signified by the Dt combination in the pronunciation key below in words like Dee (Dtee) for belt. The letters R and L is often pronounced as though combined as in the word Ba-Ro (Bah-Row/Bah-Low/Bah/Low) meaning return. I have tried to replicate as best I can the sounds I hear when Koreans pronounce these words and hope that it will be a help to the TSD learner as she or he studies the language.
Key: Word Pronunciation key - Definition
Ahneso Phakuro Cha Kee Ah-ne-so Pa-ku-ro Cha Gkey - Inside outside crescent kick
Ap Cha Kee Ap Cha Gkey - Front kick
Ap Meel Ro Cha Kee Ap Me Roe Cha Gkey - Front pushing kick
Ap Podo Cha Kee Ap Poe-Doe Cha Gkey or Ah-ph-ro Kick forward; used for Front snap kick
Anjo Ahn-Joe - Sit
Bae-Rae Bay-Ray - Salute "Kyung Rae"
Ba-Ro Bah-Row/Low/Doe (a hard R/L almost like a "D") - Return, as in to the former position
Cha Ryut Cherry-ut - Attention
Chung Jik Chung Jik - Honesty
Chung Shin Tong Il Chung Shin Tongue Ill Concentration; the mind and body as one
Chase Chah Say or Jah Say Stance literal means "form"
Chin Chin Advance (also pronounced Jin as in Neh Boo Jin)
Choon Bee Choon Bee or June Bee Ready
Choon Bee Chase Choon Bee Chah Say or June Bee Jah Say Ready Stance
Dan Dahn The midnight blue belt or one who wears it
Dee Dtee Belt pronounced with a hard "D"
Do Doe Way, from Chinese Tao
Do Bok Doe Bahk Way of life; uniform
Do Jang Doe Jang Training hall; gym
Duk Duck Virtue
Dull Ryo Dull Ryo around
Dull Ryo Cha Kee Dull Ryo Cha Gkey Round house kick
Dwee Cha Kee Dwee Cha Gkey Back kick
Dwee Dull Ryo Cha Kee Dwee Dull Ryo Cha Gkey - Spinning back kick
Dwee Ro Tora Dwee Ro Tora Turn to the rear
E-Dan E-Dahn - Jumping (literally meaning "the second level")
Ee (See also Yi) E Second
Gee (See also Kee) Gee Flag
Gup Gup Grade, color belt
Ha Dan Ha Dahn Low
Ha Nam Hah Naam The Korean pronunciation of the Chinese Province of Hunan
Ha Buk Hah Book The Korean pronunciation of the Chinese Province of Hebei
Him Cho Chung Him Cho Chung Control of Power
Ho Sin Sool Hoe Sin Suel Self-Defense
Hyung Hyoung Fighting form; the Japanese equivalent is Kata
In Neh In Nay Endurance
Kee Key Flag
Kee Cho Key Cho - Basic
Kee Mahk Chase Key Mock Chah See Horseback stance
Kee Hap Key Up Shout
Ko Dan Ja Gkoe Dahn Jah Senior Dan holder 4th degree and above, not the head of a school
Kong Kyuk Gkong Gkyuk Punch; attack
Kuk Gkook Nation, Country
Ku Ryung Gkoo R-young Count
Ku Ryung Ae Mat Cho So Gkoo R-young A Mat Choe Soe by the Count
Ku Ryung Op Shi Gkoo R-young Ope She without the Count
Kuk Kee Gku Gkey National Flag
Kum Mop Sum Ni Dah Come Mop Soom Nee Dah Thank you (very respectful)
Kum Sah Hap Ni Dah Come Sah Hamn Nee Dah Thank you (polite)
Kwan Gkwahn Institute
Kwan Kee Gkwahn Gkey Institutes Flag; Moo Duk Kwan style flag
Kwang Jang Nim Gkwahng Jahng Nim Institutes president/founder/leader; Grand Master
Kwan Soo Gkwahn Soo Spear Hand
Kyo Sah Nim Keyoe Sah Nim Lecturer/Instructor primarily in the academic setting, but can be used to refer to any instructor assisting the senior instructor
Kyok Pa Kyok Pa Breaking Techniques
Kyum Son Kyum Son Humility
Kyung Lyet Kyung Lyet Bow
Mahk Kee Mahk Gkey Block
Moo Moo Martial
Moo Duk Kwan Moo Duck Quahn Institute of Martial Virtue (From the Chinese Characters). This is the name of the style or organization from which we come. Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee founded it in 1945.
Moo Roop Cha Kee Moo Roop Cha Gkey Knee Kick
Muk Nyum Muke Nyahm Meditate
Neh Boo Jin Nay Boo Jin Inward-step-advance; the original name for the Ninhanchi forms.
Pal Pal Arm
Pal Koop Pal Coop Elbow
Pal Mok Pal Mok Wrist
Peet Cha Kee Pete Cha Gkey Diagonal inside outside snap kick (AKA reverse round house). Peet literally means at an angle as in the force and direction of the kick.
Phakeso Ahnuro Cha Kee Pa-kay-so Ah-nu-ro Cha Gkey Outside-inside Crescent Kick
Podo means "direction"
Pyang Ahn Pyahng Ahn Peaceful Confidence
Sah Bu Nim Sah Boo Nim Master/ Head of a School
Sang Dan Sung Dahn High
Sun Saeng Nim Teacher
Shi-Jak She-Jock Begin
Shin Chook Shin Chook Tension and relaxation
Shi-O She-Oh End or Relax
Soo Sue Chinese word meaning hand; as in Tang Soo Do.
Soo Bak Do Sue Bahk Doe The ancient Korean word meaning "Martial Arts."
Soo Do Sue Doe Knife Hand
Sun Beh Nim Sun Bay Nim Dan Level Instructor (literally "my senior")
Ta-Ri Dtah Ree Leg
Tang Tahng (a short "A" sound, NOT like the drink) The name of a Chinese Dynasty lasting from 618-907AD, after which we get the name of our style Tang Soo Do.
Tang Soo Do Tahng Sue Doe "Way of the Chinese Hand/Fist;" The name of the art we study.
Tora Tora Turn
Wan Gup Wan Gup Speed Control
Wheng Jin Kong Kyuk Hweng Jin Kong Kyuk Horse back stance side middle punch. Wheng literally means "cross ways" as in the direction of the punch in relation to the body.
Yi or E Yi or E Second or Jump
Yong Gi Young Gkey Courage
Yo Dan Jah You Dahn Jah Dan [black belt] holder
Yu Gup Ja You Gup Jah Gup [colored belt] holder
Yuk Gin Kong Kyuk
Yup Cha Kee Yup Cha Gkey Side Kick
Yup Hu Ri Kee Yup Who Ree Gkey Side Hook Kick
Yup Podo Cha Kee Yup Pooh-Doe Cha Gkey Side Snap Kick