Q: What are the Korean commands used at the beginning and during Tae Kwon Do training?

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cha ryuht :attention
choon bi :ready
bah ro :return to starting position
dwi uro dorah :about face
dorah :turn
elosoh :stand
gomahn :stop (also “mum cho“)
geuk gi hyang ha yoh :face the flag
jwa woo hyang woo :face each other
sah bum nim keh :face instructor/master
sun bae nim keh :face senior student
simsa kwan nim keh :face examiner/tester
dobok dahnjung :fix your uniform
dhee dahnjung :fix your belt
hai sahn :class dismissed (also “hae cho“)
jonglee :line up (also “ji hap” and “jung yul“)
kyung nae :bow
ahnjoe :sit
kool o angi :kneel (kneeling)
bah ro angi :sit in lotus position (yoga posture)
bahl bah kwah :switch your stance (switch your feet)
koo ryung op see :in your own time
seijak :begin
shiuh :relax
kalyeo :break (or stop)
kae sok :continue