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