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Welcome to Red Tiger Martial Arts!

Welcome to Red Tiger Martial Arts!


Tae Kwon Do is an art of self-defense that is widely known and popular. Tae Kwon Do is known in the martial arts community for the extraordinary kicks and comes largely from the ancient Korean martial art of Taek-kyun, the origins of which date back about 1,300 years. The system of Tae Kwon Do in its present form was formally introduced in 1955. 


Tae Kwon Do is an exciting and challenging martial art. Please take the time to glance through this guide a few times. Becoming familiar with the material listed here will make the Tae Kwon Do experience more productive, comfortable and fun!


Tae Kwon Do literally is translated to  “Foot, Hand Art”, meaning that this is a martial art form that uses the feet and hands. Tae Kwon Do is currently the only martial art that is recognized in the Olympic Games.


Red Tiger Martial Arts is a traditional Tae Kwon Do school. Master Hwang has studied Tae Kwon Do since childhood in Korea and brings together his martial arts knowledge and natural talent to teach and inspire students of all ages.  Red Tiger Martial Arts is committed to preserving the history and culture of the Korean Martial Arts while bringing new ideas and innovations to the Martial Arts community.


Every new student at Red Tiger Martial Arts can expect quality instruction and inspiration at every class. Our job is to motivate and help each student reach their own personal goal. As with anything worth having, time and effort are a must. As a new student, you can expect to grow physically and mentally.






Master Hwang is an authentic certified Kukkiwon Dan. Kukkiwon is World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters located in Seoul, Korea. Master Hwang has studied Tae Kwon Do since childhood in Korea and has received all of his black belts through Kukkiwon. Kukkiwon is the only internationally black belt system recognized by ALL schools around the world. Registering with Kukkiwon for the black belt achievement, allows the black belt to be assured that their years of hard work is recognized by all. 

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Red Tiger Martial Arts was designed to be a family martial arts school. Not only is every student taught the art of self defense, but also the importance of becoming a well rounded person. In each class, students are taught not only how to defend themselves physically, they are also taught how to increase their confidence, integrity and respect for others. Our goal is to help each student recognize their individuality and is encouraged to find their own strengths and to be proud of their differences. 

Policies and Regulations




As part of being a Tae Kwon Do student, each student is expected to dress appropriately.  Uniforms, equipment and shoes are to be neat and clean.

  • Uniform must be clean at all times

  • White uniforms are for Cubs club members

  • Red uniforms are worn by Tiger club members

  • Black uniforms are worn by Red Tiger club members

  • No jewelry, earrings or watches are to be worn in class

  • Shoes should be placed neatly against the red wall

  • Please do not bring valuables to school, we will not be responsible for lost or stolen articles

  • Write your full name inside your uniform and your equipment!!

  • Never, ever wash your belt!



Front Snap Kick          Ap Cha Gi                   앞차기

Roundhouse Kick       Dol Yuh Cha Gi           돌려차기

Side Kick                     Yup Cha Gi                 옆차기

Ax Kick              Nae Rlyue Jik Gi         내려 찍기       

Back Spin Kick                Hwae Chuk                 회축

Back Kick                    Dwi Cha Gi                  뒷차기





  • One     Hana

  • Two     Dool

  • Three   Set

  • Four     Net

  • Five     Da-suht

  • Six       Yeh-suht

  • Seven  Il-kup

  • Eight    Yuh-duhl

  • Nine     Ah-hup

  • Ten      Yul

  • Eleven Yul-Hana

  • Twelve Yul-Dool

  • Twenty    Soo-muhl

  • Twenty one        Soo-muhl Hana

  • Thirty      Suh-run

  • Forty       Mah-hun

  • Fifty        Shwin

  • Sixty       Yeh-suhn

  • Seventy  Il-un

  • Eighty     Yo-dun

  • Ninety     Ah-hun

  • One Hundred   Baek


Master                         Sa Bum Nim

Attention                      Chery-uht

Bow                             Kyung-Nyeh   

Bow to Master             Sa Bum Nim keh Kyung-Nyeh

Korean Flag                Tae kuk ki

Flag                             Kuki

Bow to Flag                 Kuki yeh Kyung Nyeh

Ready                         Joon-Bi

Begin                           Shi-jahk

Return                         Bah-ro

Relax                           Sheo

Yell                              Ki-hap

Studio                          Do Jang

Uniform                       Do Bok

Belt                              Dee


Belt Philosophy


Korean Flag

The meaning of Korean National Flag is very philosophical. The origin comes from the Oriental philosophy called Eum-Yang, in Chinese pronunciation Yin-Yang. In Korea, the symbol of 'Yin and Yang', and sometimes the flag itself, is called Taeguk and summarizes the thoughts of 'I Ching' (called 'Yeok' in Korean). The name means as much as the flag of 'Great Extremes'.

The flag consists of three parts: The white background, the red and blue circle in the center and four trigrams, one in each corner of the flag.

The white background of the flag means peace.The red and blue circle in the center is called 'Taeguk', the origin of all things in the universe. The central thought is perfect harmony and balance: A continuous movement within the sphere of infinity, resulting in one unit. The blue part of 'Taeguk' is called 'Eum' and represents all negative aspects of the balance that is typical for the symbol. The red part is called 'Yang' and describes all positive aspects.

The four trigrams at the corners (called 'Kwe' in Korean) also represent the concept of opposites and balance. The trigrams are heaven (upper-left) and at the other corner earth, water (upper-right) and at the other corner fire. Looking at symbols of the trigrams, you can see that they are opposites as well. Three unbroken bars (heaven) vs. three broken bars (earth), etc.

For the Korean people their flag of T'aeGuk-Ki is a source of pride and inspiration. During the Japanese occupation period beginning in 1910 the Korean flag was outlawed in public places and for about thirty five years the T'aeGuk flags were kept hidden until Liberation Day in1945. The Korean flag has been a symbol of this country's struggle for independence and freedom.Yin means dark and cold, while Yang means bright and hot. A very old book called Choo-Yuk which is written by a Chinese claims all objects and events in the world are expressed by the movement of Yin and Yang. For example, the moon is Yin while the sun is Yang. The earth is Yin and the sky is Yang. The night is Yin and the day is Yang. The winter is Yin and the summer is Yang. Yin and Yang are relative.


Children's Home Rules 

1.        Children shall greet their parents when they enter the house and say

         goodbye when they leave.
2.      Children shall at all times be respectful to their parents and their

3.      Children shall at all times be truthful.
4.      Children shall strive for a good relationship with their brothers and

5.      Children shall willingly help with the household chores.
6.      Children shall report to their parents that they have completed

         assigned tasks.
7.      Children shall be responsible for the upkeep and neatness of their

         own rooms.
8.      Children shall practice daily cleanliness in the matter of hair, teeth,

         and body.
9.      Children shall abide by their parent’s decisions.
10.    Children shall not interrupt adult conversations.
11.    Children shall refrain from rowdy behavior at home.
12.    Children shall possess an active mind, body, and spirit.
13.    Children shall diligently study their schoolwork at home and at

14.    Children shall at all times show respect for their school, their


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         teachers, and their peers.
15.    Children shall always finish what they have already started.



Student Oath

  1. I shall observe the tenets of Tae Kwon Do

  2. I shall respect my parents, instructors and seniors.

  3. I shall never misuse Tae Kwon Do.

  4. I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.

  5. I shall strive to build a more peaceful world.


Five Tenets

  1. Courtesy

  2. Integrity

  3. Perseverance

  4. Self-Control

  5. Indomitable Spirit

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