Terminology
 
Being a traditional martial art, instruction in Kuk Sool is given in Korean as well as the native tongue of the Student. Below is some of the terminology used in Kuk Sool. Because Korean (Han Gul, the great language) uses a different alphabet than English, the spellings below are only phonetic approximations. Please consult with a native Korean speaker for proper pronounciation.

 
    Basic Terms
 
 Ye Ui ; Etiquette  Ui Bok ; Clothing
 Gyeong Rye ; Salute, Bow  Su Ryeon ; Practice
 Cha Ryeo ; Attention  Geuman ; Stop
 Jeong Jwa ; Proper Sitting (Kneeling)  Swi-eo ; Rest
 Junbi ; Ready  Ki ; Internal Life Force
 Si Jak ; Begin  Gi Cho Jja gi ; Breathing Exercises
  that Wring Out “Ki”
 Kkeut ; Finish (Completion)  Gihap ; Special Yell utilizing “Ki”
  Energy
 Baro ; Straight Alignment  (Used
 for Signaling a Return to Upright
  Posture After Bowing)
 Sumswigi ; Breathing
 Do Jang ; Practice Hall  Mompulgi ; Body Conditioning
  Exercises
 Do Bok ; Uniform  Guk Gi ; National Flag
 Tti ; Belt  Won Gi ; Kuk Sool Association Flag
 
    Names & Titles
 
 Kuk Sa Nim ; Grandmaster (10th degree Black Belt) {literally: National Teacher}
 Chong Kwan Jang Nim ; Chiefmaster
  (9th degree Black Belt)
 Je Ja ; Martial Arts Apprentice,
  Disciple
 Kwan Jang Nim ; Master (5th, 6th,
  7th, 8th degree Black Belt)
 Dan Bo Nim ; Black Belt Candidate
  (Black-Brown Belt)
 Sa Beom Nim ; Instructor
  (4th degree Black Belt)
 Ja Tti ; Brown Belt
 Bu Sa Beom Nim ; Deputy Instructor
  (3rd degree Black Belt)
 Hong Tti ; Red Belt
 Gyo Sa Nim ; Assistant Instructor
  (2nd degree Black Belt)
 Cheong Tti ; Blue Belt
 Jo Gyo Nim ; Instructor-in-Training
  (1st degree Black Belt)
 No-Ran Tti ; Yellow Belt
 Yu Dan Ja ; Black Belt Holder  Huin Tti ; White Belt
 
    Counting
 
 Il ; First  Ha-Na ; One  Seu Mul: Twenty
 Ee ; Second  Dul ; Two  Seo Reun ; Thirty
 Sam ; Third  Set ; Three  Ma Heun ; Forty
 Sa ; Fourth  Net ; Four  Swin ; Fifty
 O ; Fifth  Da Seot ; Five   Ye Soon ; Sixty
 Yuk ; Sixth  Yeo Seot ; Six  Il Heun ; Seventy
 Chil ; Seventh  Il Gop ; Seven  Yue Deun ; Eighty
 Pal ; Eighth  Yeo Deol ; Eight  A-Heun ; Ninety
 Gu ; Ninth  A-Hop ; Nine  Baek ; One Hundred
 Sip ; Tenth  Yeol ; Ten  
 
    Part of Body
 
 Son ; Hand  Pal Kkum Chi ; Elbow
 Bal ; Foot  Eo Kkae ; Shoulder
 Da-Ri ; Leg  An Son Mok ; Inside of Wrist
 Mu-Reup ; Knee  Bal Deung ; Ridge on Top of Foot
 Son Mok ; Wrist (Hand’s Neck)  Maek ; Vital Point
 Bal Kkum Chi ; Heel  Hyeol ; Acupuncture/Acupressure
  Point
 
    Directions & Movements
 
 Ap ; Front  Ban-Dae-Ro ; The Other Way,
  Other Side
 Yeop ; Side  Yeok ; Reverse, Inverted
 Dwi ; Back, Rear   Dol Ah ; Spinning, Turning
 Ahn ; Inside  Dwi Ro Dol Ah ; Turn Around,
  “About Face”
 Ttwi-Eo ; Jumping  Sang ; High
 Hoe Jeon ; Rolling, Rotating  Jung ; Middle
 Yang ; Both  Ha ; Low
 Ssang ; Double, Twin  
 
    Historical Martial Arts
 
 Sa Do Mu Sool ; Tribal or Family Martial Art
 Bul Gyo Mu Sool ; Martial Art practiced in the Buddhist Temples
 Gung Jung Mu Sool ; Martial Art of the Royal Court
 
    Martial Art Animals
 
 Ho-Rang-I ; Tiger  Sa Ma Gwi ; Praying Mantis
 Dok-Su-Ri ; Eagle  Yong ; Dragon
 Baem ; Snake  Hak ; Crane
 
    Ja Se (Stances)
 
 Gong Kyeok Ja Se ; Offensive Position  Gi Ma Ja Se ; Horse-Riding Stance
 Bang Eo Ja Se ; Defensive Position  Jeon Gul Ja Se ; Long Stance with
  Bent Front-Leg
 Gul Gok Ja Se ; Crouching Stance (a.k.a. Back Stance or Cat Stance)
 
    Soo Gi (Hand Techniques)
 
 Jeong Gwon ; Straight Fist (Punch)  Soo Do ; Knife Hand
 Yeok Gwon ; Inverted Fist (Uppercut)  Yeok Soo Do ; Inverted Knife Hand
 Gak Gwon ; Back Fist  Ssang Soo Do ; Double Knife Hand
 Il Ji Gwon ; 1-Finger (i.e. Knuckle) Fist  Hoe Jeon Soo Do ; Rolling Knife
  Hand
 Sa Ji Gwon ; 4-Knuckle Fist  Pyeong Soo ; Palm Strike
 Jung Ji Gwon ; Middle-Knuckle Fist  Ssang Pyeong Soo ; Double Palm
  Strike
 Sa Ma Gwi Gwon ; Praying 
  Mantis Fist
 Son Deung Pyeong Soo ;
  Backhand Strike
 Sa Ma Gwi Mak-Gi ; Praying
 Mantis Block
 Gwan Soo ; Spear Hand
 Sip Ja Mak-Gi ; Four-Direction Block  Pal Kkum Chi Chi-Gi ; Elbow Strike
 Gam-A Mak-Gi ; Entangling Block  Ho Gwon ; Tiger Claw Strike
 Ap Dwi Soo Gi ; Front & Rear
  Punching Drill
 Ho Gu Gwon ; Tiger’s Mouth Grip
 Jwa Woo Jeong Gwon Dwi Soo Do ; 1-2 Punch, Spinning Knife Hand (Combination)
 
    Jok Sool (Leg Techniques or Kicking)
 
 Ap Cha Gi ; Front Kick  Ap Cha Ol Ri Gi ; Projection Kick
  (using Straight Leg)
 Yeop Cha Gi ; Side Kick  Hoo Ri Gi ; Foot Sweep
 Dwi Cha Gi ; Back Kick  Jjik Eo Cha Gi ; Axe Kick
 An Da Ri Cha Gi ; Inner Leg Kick  Bal Deung Cha Gi ; Round Kick
  (Striking with Top of Foot)
 Ba Kkat Da Ri Cha Gi ; Outer
  Leg Kick
 Bal Kkum Chi Cha Gi ; Hook Kick
  (Striking with Point of Heel)
 Dol-A Cha Gi ; Spin Kick  Dwi Dol-A Yeop Cha Gi ;
  Backward Turning Side Kick
 Sang Dan Dol-A Cha Gi ; High
  Spin Kick
 Yeok Bal Deung Cha Gi ;
  Inverted Round Kick
 Ha Dan Dol-A Cha Gi ; Low Spin
  Kick
 An Kkum Chi Dol Ri Gi ; Inside Heel
  Kick (Toes Turned Outward)
 Mu Reup Cha Gi ; Knee Kick  Ttwi Eo Cha Gi: Jumping Kicks
 
    Nak Beop (Falling Principles)
 
 Ap Nak Beop ; Front Fall  Hoe Jeon Nak Beop ; Rolling Fall
 Dwi Nak Beop ; Back Fall  Go Yang I Nak Beop ; Cat Roll
 Yeop Nak Beop ; Side Fall  Du Son Pung Cha ; 2-Hand
  Cartwheel
 Ah Yeop Nak Beop ; Twisting
  Fall (Sideways Front Fall)
 Han Son Pung Cha ; 1-Hand
  Cartwheel
 Pung Cha ; Windmill (Cartwheel)  Pal Kkum Chi Pung Cha ; Elbow
  Cartwheel
 Gong Jung Nak Beop ; High Fall
  (in Mid-Air)
 Gong Jung Pung Cha ; Aerial
  Cartwheel
 
    Moo Gi (Weapons)
 
 Gum ; Sword  Chang ; Spear
 Dan Gum ; Short Sword  Do Kki ; Battle Axe
 Kal Gum ; Knife  Gung Sool ; Archery
 Dan Do ; Knife or Short Sword   Jul Bong ; Flail (Jointed Staff)
 Wol Do ; Halberd (Moon Knife)  Sam Jul Bong ; Three Sectioned Staff
 Gung Si ; Bow & Arrow  Dan Bong ; Short Staff
 Bu Chae ; Fan  Jung Bong ; Middle Staff
 Ji Pang I ; Walking Cane  Jang Bong ; Long Staff
 Po Bak ; Rope  Kuk (Sool) Gung ; Traditional Korean
  Archery (utilizing a “thumb” draw
 
   Greetings and Phrases
 
 An Nyoung Ha Sim Ni Kka ; Hello / Hi / How Are You
 An Nyoung Hee Ga Sip Si Yo ; Goodbye / Go Safely
 Su Go Haet Seum Ni Da ; You Worked Hard
 Gam Sa Ham Ni Da ; Thank You
 Cheon Man Eh Yo ; You’re Welcome
 Su Ryeon Kkeut ; Practice Finished