Taekwondo Kicks – Korean Names

Korean Names for Taekwondo Kicks

In Taekwondo, your instructor will ask you to perform a specific kick but he might use the Korean name for that kick. For example, he might ask you to demonstrate a “Dwi Chagi” (which means Back Kick). Therefore, you had better learn the Korean names for the basic kicks used in Taekwondo. Listed below are the Korean names for a variety of Taekwondo kicks (such as front kick, back kick and spinning hook kick). We have also include a video so you can listen to the proper Korean pronunciation of these various Taekwondo kicks.

For additional Korean words such as numbers, commands and various other Taekwondo terms, please visit our main Taekwondo Words, Commands & Terms page.

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Korean Names for Various Taekwondo Kicks

Here is the Korean pronunciation of a number of Taekwondo kicks.