Frequently Asked questions

While this document can assist with many of your questions please feel free to ask any instructor for more information before, during or after class.

What are the belt ranks, form names and meanings?

Belt rank            Form Name            Meaning
White                 CHUA UM              Commitment to new beginning
Yellow                SU RYUN              Self-Discipline
Orange               YEA JUL               Courtesy
Camouflage       DONG AHRI          Having unity & sense of belonging
Green                 BON BOGI            Setting Example
Blue                    BOOL KUL            Perseverance
Purple                 AP SUKIL              Self-Leading
Red                     MID UM                Self-Confidence
Brown                 YONG GI              Courage
Black                   KYUNG JANG     Competition

What is the student Oath?

The oath is said at the beginning and end of each class as a commitment to build on the responsibilities and expectations of each student. The oath is led by the corner student and said with enthusiasm by all students and instructors.

OPENING OATH

SIR!  I  WILL  PRACTICE  TAEKWONDO  WITH , DISCIPLINE, COURTESY AND RESPECT  FOR OTHERS;   LOYALTY  FOR  MY  INSTRUCTOR  AND  ENTHUSIASM  TO  SHOW  MY  SPIRIT!  SIR!

 


CLOSING OATH

SIR!  I  WILL  HAVE  THE  COURAGE  TO  BE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  MY  ACTIONS  AND BE  AN  EXAMPLE  FOR  ALL.  I  WILL  PERSEVERE  TO  BE  THE  BEST  I CAN  BE  WITH  HONOR  AND  DIGNITY!  SIR!

​Will class ever be cancelled?

 

If Gretna public schools are cancelled due to weather or a holiday, class will be cancelled. Weather related cancellations will be posted on the home page of this site and the Andersen Taekwondo Facebook page. If you have questions please call 402-681-2632 or email andersentaekwondo@yahoo.com

How do I know I am ready to test for my next belt rank?

Each student will learn a set of skills in effort to perform a form and either one-steps or self-defense techniques as part of the testing process. Each student will be required to show these skills during class time and will earn a "stripe" on their belt once mastered. One stripe is awarded for forms, and one for one steps. The final stripe is earned based on other criteria including attendance & attitude.

Terminology-

Form-A predetermined series of actions, performed by an individual, which displays a combination of body and mind development. Each belt rank has a defined form assigned to it and is one of the required techniques to be performed cleanly and without error during testing.

One Step sparring- A link between form and free-form sparring. The purpose of one-step sparring is to teach the student judgement of distance, changing direction toward the target, and the development of interaction with and actual opponent, while using predetermined combinations of movements.

 

Sparring/free sparring/testing sparring-Teaches an application of self-defense. Self-protection is necessary when an outside force intrudes upon a person's private space in a threatening manor. Sparring uses accumulated skills that combine physical techniques and mental alertness. The "speed" of the sparring is determined by the direction of the instructor.


One step self-defense-
Self defense technique using training wheels. Basic movements and techniques are trained to learn the flow of self-defense.

Self-defense techniques- Higher rank students will be required to fulfill the movements of predetermined self defense techniques with safe and fast movements. These techniques as used in real situations can be used to effectively protect an individual.