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World Tae Kwon Do Academy

You'll be surprised at what you can acheive! Locations: Bellevue (425) 747-0773, Issaqua (425) 392-2206

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Grand Master Sun Mo Yi
8th degree Black Belt
4 time Korean National TaeKwon-Do Champion
52 years practicing the art of TaeKwon-Do
32 years instructing TaeKwon-Do
International TaeKwon-Do Champion
Instructor, Korean Combat Police

Instructor, Washington State TaeKwon-Do Team
Member of World Tae Kwon Do Federation


Member of the World TaeKwon-Do Federation based in Seoul, Korea. This ensures our students are ensured legitimate and internationally recognized certifications.

About Tae Kwon Do

The Meaning of Tae Kwon Do

Tae- To smash or destroy with the foot or knee

Kwon- To smash or destroy with the hand, fist, or elbow

Do- art or the way of life

White Uniform - The reason for the white uniform is to present yourself as a clean piece of paper upon which Master writes his/her knowledge.

Ten Articles of Student Commitments

  1. Be loyal to your country
  2. Honor your parents
  3. Be faithful to your spouse
  4. Be cooperative between brothers and sisters
  5. Be faithful to your friends
  6. Be respectful to your elders
  7. Establish trust between teacher and student
  8. Use good judgment before killing living things
  9. Never retreat in battle
  10. Always finish what you start


The Tenets of Tae Kwon Do

  1. Courtesy
  2. Integrity
  3. Perseverance
  4. Self-control
  5. Indomitable spirit
  6. Victory
  7. Loyalty
  8. Patience
  9. Confidence
  10. Respect


Numbers and Placings

1- Hana 1st- Ir
2- Dol 2nd- E
3- Set 3rd- Sahm
4- Net 4th- Sa
5- Da Sut 5th- O
6- Yau Sut 6th- Yook
7- Ir Gob 7th- Chir
8- Yau Dur 8th- Par
9- A-hop 9th- Goo
10-Yaur 10th-Ship

Common Terms

Master- Sa Bum Nim

TKD school- Do Jang

TKD uniform- Do Bock

Flag- Gook-Gi

Attention- Cha-Ryut

Ready- Joon Be

Begin- Shi-Jock

Return- Ba-Ro

Bow- Kyung Nae

Relax- Shi-Ut