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Mu Sool Won - RGV                                                                                 We Need More Practice

Mu Sool Won of the Rio Grande Valley

912 E. Nolana

Pharr, TX 78577




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Being a traditional martial art, instruction is given in Korean as well as the native tongue of the Student. Below is some of the terminology used. Because Korean (Han Gul, the great language) uses a different alphabet than English, the spellings below are only phonetic approximations. Also, due to regional dialects, there may be other terms/phrases used by native Korean speakers (known alternates in parentheses). Please consult with a native Korean speaker for proper pronunciation.

Basic Terms:

Yeh Eui: Etiquette                                   Doh Jahng: Practice Hall

Ki: Internal Life Force                              Kyung Nyeh: Salute, Bow

Doh Bok: Uniform                                    Ki Cho Jah Ki: Breathing Exercises that Wring Out "Ki"

Cha Ryuht: Attention                               Ddee: Belt

Ki Hahp: Special Yell utilizing "Ki" Energy

Juhng Jah: Proper Sitting (Kneeling)       Eui Bok: Clothing

Soom Shee Gi: Breathing                        Joon Bee: Ready

Soo Ryuhn: Practice                                 Mohm Pull Ki: Body Conditioning Exercises

Shee Jahk: Begin                                     Geu Mahn: Stop

Kuk Ki: National Flag                                Geut: Finish (Completion)

Shee Uh: Rest                                           Won Ki: Mu Sool Won Association Flag

Bah Roh: Straight Alignment (Used for Signaling a Return to Upright Posture After Bowing) 
Names and Titles:
Chong Je Nim: Grandmaster (10th degree Black Belt)

Chong Kwan Jahng Nim: Chiefmaster (9th degree Black Belt)

 Kwan Jahng Nim: Master (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th degree Black Belt)

Sa Bum Nim: Instructor (4th degree Black Belt)

Pu Sa Bum Nim: Deputy Instructor (3rd degree Black Belt)

Kyo Sa Nim: Assistant Instructor (2nd degree Black Belt)

Jo Kyo Nim: Instructor-in-Training (1st degree Black Belt)

Yoo Dahn Jah: Black Belt holder

Dahn Boh Nim: Black Belt Candidate (Black-Brown Belt)

Jah Ddi: Brown Belt

Hohng Ddi: Red Belt

Chuhng Ddi: Blue Belt

Nok Ddi: Green Belt

Noh Rahn Ddi: Yellow Belt

Huin Ddi: White Belt

Jeh Jah: Martial Arts Apprentice, Disciple


Il: First                         Hah Nah: One
Ee: Second                 Dool: Two                     Seu Mool: Twenty
Sahm: Third                Set: Three                    Suh Reun: Thirty
Sah: Fourth                Net: Four                      Mah Heun: Forty
Oh: Fifth                     Dah Suht: Five              Shwin: Fifty
Yook: Sixth                 Yuh Suht: Six                Yeh Soon: Sixty
Chil: Seventh              Il Gohp: Seven              Il Heun: Seventy
Pahl: Eighth                Yuh Duhl:Eight             Yuh Deun: Eighty
Goo: Ninth                  Ah Hohp: Nine              Ah Heun: Ninety
Ship: Tenth                Yuhl: Ten                        Baek: One Hundred

Parts of the Body:

Sohn: Hand

Sohn Mohk: Wrist (Hand's Neck)

Ahn Sohn Mohk: Inside of Wrist

Bahl: Foot

Bahl Koom Chi: Heel

Bahl Deung: Ridge on Top of Foot

Dah Ree: Leg

Pahl Koom Chi: Elbow

Maek: Vital Point

Moo Reup: Knee

Uh Gkae: Shoulder

Hyul: Acupuncture/Acupressure Point 

Directions and Movements:

Ahp: Front

Yuhp: Side

Dee, Dwee: Back, Rear

Ahn: Inside

Ddui Uh: Jumping

Hweh Juhn: Rolling, Rotating

Yahng: Both

Ssahng: Double, Twin

Bahn Deh Roh: The Other Way, Other Side

Yuhk: Reverse, Inverted

Dor Ah: Spinning, Turning

Dee Roh Dor Ah: Turn Around, "About Face"

Sahng: High

Joong: Middle

Hah: Low

Historical Martial Arts:

Sa Doh Mu Sool: Tribal or Family Martial Art

Koong Joong Mu Sool: Martial Art of the Royal Court

Bull Gyo Mu Sool: Martial Art practiced in the Buddhist Temples 

Martial Art Animals:
Ho Rang Ee: Tiger

Dohk Soo Ree: Eagle

Baem: Snake

Sa Ma Gi: Praying Mantis

Yohng: Dragon

Hahk: Crane

Jah Seh (Stances):
Kong Kyuk Jah Seh: Offensive Position

Ki Mah Jah Seh (Pyung Jah Seh): Horse-Riding Stance

Bahng Uh Jah Seh: Defensive Position

Juhn Gool Jah Seh: Long Stance with Bent Front-Leg

Gool Gohk Jah Seh: Crouching Stance (a.k.a. Back Stance or Cat Stance)

Soo Gi (Hand Techniques):

Juhng Gwuhn: Straight Fist (Punch)                    

Soo Doh: Knife Hand

Yuhk Gwuhn: Inverted Fist (Uppercut)                  

Yuhk Soo Doh: Inverted Knife Hand

Gahk Gwuhn: Back Fist                                       

Ssahng Soo Doh: Double Knife Hand

Il Ji Gwuhn: 1-Finger (i.e. Knuckle) Fist                

Hweh Juhn Soo Doh: Rolling Knife Hand

Sah Ji Gwuhn: 4-Knuckle Fist                              

Pyung Soo: Palm Strike

Joong Ji Gwuhn: Middle-Knuckle Fist                    

Ssahng Pyung Soo: Double Palm Strike

Sah Mah Gwi Gwuhn: Praying Mantis Fist              

Sohn Deung Pyung Soo: Backhand Strike

Sah Mah Gwi Mahk Ki: Praying Mantis Block           

Gwahn Soo: Spear Hand

Ship Ja Mahk Ki: Four-Direction Block                  

Pahl Koom Chee Chi Gi: Elbow Strike

Kahm Ah Mahk Ki: Entangling Block                     

Hoh Gwuhn: Tiger Claw Strike

Ahp Dee Soo Gi: Front & Rear Punching Drill         

Hoh Goo Gwuhn: Tiger's Mouth Grip

Jah Oo Juhng Gwuhn Dee Soo Doh: 1-2 Punch, Spinning Knife Hand (Combination)

Johk Sool (Leg Techniques or Kicking):

Ahp Cha Gi: Front Kick

Ahp Cha Ohl Li Gi: Projection Kick (using Straight Leg)

Yuhp Cha Gi: Side Kick

Hoo Li Gi: Foot Sweep

Dee Cha Gi: Back Kick

Jik Uh Cha Gi: Axe Kick

Ahn Dah Ree Cha Gi: Inner Leg Kick

Bahl Deung Cha Gi: Round Kick (Striking with Top of Foot)

Bah Gaht Dah Ree Cha Gi: Outer Leg Kick

Bahl Koom Chi Cha Gi: Hook Kick (Striking with Point of Heel)

Dor Ah Cha Gi: Spin Kick

Dee Dor Ah Yuhp Cha Gi: Backward Turning Side Kick

Sahng Dahn Dor Ah Cha Gi: High Spin Kick

Yuhk Bahl Deung Cha Gi: Inverted Round Kick

Hah Dahn Dor Ah Cha Gi: Low Spin Kick

Ahn Koom Chi Dohl Li Gi: Inside Heel Kick (Toes Turned Outward)

Moo Reup Cha Gi: Knee Kick

Dee Uh Cha Gi: Jumping Kicks

Nak Bub (Falling Principles):
Ahp Nak Bub: Front Fall

Hweh Juhn Nak Bub: Rolling Fall

Dee Nak Bub: Back Fall

Goh Yahng Ee Nak Bub: Cat Roll

Yuhp Nak Bub: Side Fall

Doo Sohn Poong Cha: 2-Hand Cartwheel

Ahp Yuhp Nak Bub: Twisting Fall (Sideways Front Fall)

Hahn Sohn Poong Cha: 1-Hand Cartwheel

Poong Cha (Muhl Li Bong Ah): Windmill (Cartwheel)

Pahl Koom Chi Poong Cha: Elbow Cartwheel

Gong Joong Nak Bub: High Fall (in Mid-Air)

 Gong Joong Poong Cha: Aerial Cartwheel

Moo Ki (Weapons):
Guhm: Sword

Poo Chae: Fan

Jool Bong: Flail (Jointed Staff)

Dahn Guhm: Short Sword

Jee Pahng Ee: Walking Cane

Sahm Jool Bong: Three Sectioned Staff

Kahl Guhm: Knife

Poh Bahk: Rope

Dahn Bong: Short Staff

Dahn Doh: Knife or Short Sword

Chahng: Spear

Joong Bong: Middle Staff

Wuhl Doh: Halberd (Moon Knife)

Doh Gki: Battle Axe

Jahng Bong: Long Staff

Goong Shi: Bow & Arrow

Goong Sool: Archery

Kuk (Sool) Goong: Traditional Korean Archery (utilizing a "thumb" draw)

Greetings and Phrases:
Ahn Young Hah Shim Nee Kah?: Hello / Hi / How Are You?

Ahn Young Hee Kah Ship Shee Yo: Goodbye / Go Safely

Soo Go Het Seum Nee Dah: You Worked Hard

Kahm Sah Hahm Nee Dah: Thank You

Chuhn Mahn Eh Yo: You're Welcome

Soo Ryuhn Geut: Practice Finished 


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