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