Buchanan Taekwondo

Spokane's Premiere Taekwondo Studio

Our Programs

Why Taekwondo?

People from any walk of life may be a student of the martial arts. Male or female, young or old Tae Kwon Do has something to offer everyone. Tae Kwon Do's benefits include much more than improved physical fitness alone. Of utmost importance in the Dojang (training studio) are the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do. These values are inherent to and inseparable from Tae Kwon Do. With an additional emphasis on respect, honor and humbleness students build character and confidence that resound throughout all facets of life.

Indomitable Spirit

Taekwondo for Children


Parents everywhere are looking for effective ways to promote and assist in their child's development. At Buchanan Tae Kwon Do we offer a safe and fun environment where your children will learn to improve themselves and strive for excellence. Students are required to maintain good grades for belt promotions, as academic success is paramount. We believe that personal attention and working at each individuals own pace are key to measured improvement. With a focus on the tenets of Tae Kwon Do, leadership, and moral values, your children will gain invaluable life skills.

In addition to weekly training children will have the opportunity to participate in various activities including exciting demonstrations, sparring clinics featuring some our nations best Taekwondo athletes and coaches, as well as in Taekwondo tournaments.

Private lessons are also available for all ages.

Taekwondo For Adults

Children are not the only ones who can benefit from Tae Kwon Do training! Tae Kwon Do is a fantastic venue for adults to improve themselves as well. Weather you are seeking self-defense skills, an exciting change from your normal workout routine, or an activity for the entire family to share in, the camaraderie in the world of martial arts is one of a kind. Adults will see improvements in many areas, including:

Self-Defense/Physical Fitness
Build muscle and lose weight
Promote body sculpting
Gain youthful agility and flexibility
Increase stamina and endurance
Reduce stress and fatigue
Building Confidence and Character
Self-Discipline and Development

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Baal: Foot

Cha-gi: Kick

Ahp cha-gi: A front kick, performed by thrusting the foot to the target in a linear motion.
Dolryo cha-gi: A frequently used roundhouse kick.
Dui-hooryo cha-gi: A spin whip kick, performed by pivoting on one leg, spinning the body around and release the kicking leg in a circular motion. The sole of the foot is used to strike the opponent's face.
Dwi cha-gi: A back kick, used mainly for counter-attacking.
Guligi cha-gi: A hook kick.
Naeryo cha-gi: An axe kick, performed both with a bent knee and a straight leg. When executed with a bent knee, the knee is unfolded in a downward direction, beginning at the highest point of the kicking path. The straight leg kick is performed by lifting the leg straight up at a slightly off-center angle and dropping it on the target.
Twi-o cha-gi: A jump kick.
Yop cha-gi: A side kick.

Cha-ryeot: Attention. The referee shouts this prior to the start of a match to both competitors.

Chi-gi: A punch.

Dung-joomock chi-gi: A back fist punch.
Guligi chi-gi: A hook punch.
Me-joomok chi-gi: A hammer fist punch.
Pyon-joomock chi-gi: A knuckle fist punch.
Sob-nal chi-gi: A knife hand punch.

Counting: If a knockdown occurs, the referee will count from one to 10 in Korean to give the downed athlete time to recover.

Dari: Leg.

Dobok: The white, V-neck uniform worn during taekwondo matches. The style is based on traditional peasant garb.

Dojang: A training gym or school where a student develops his body and mind.

Eolgul: Face.

Hogu: A padded chest protector. In international competition, the hogus must be marked red (chung) and blue (hong).

Gyoroogi: Sparring or competing against an opponent. This is the type of competition that is practiced during the Olympics.

Jeon: One round of competition.

Jeum: A point scored during competition.

Joomock: Fist.

Joo Sim: A referee.

Kalyeo: The referee's order to break.

Keuman: Meaning stop, the match ends when the referee declares keuman.

Kyeong-rye: Bow. Contestants do to each other and to the officials before and after the match.

Mok: Neck.

Mo-li: Head.

Moo-rup: Knee

Momtong: The middle part of the body, or trunk.

Palmmock: Forearm.

Poomse: A pattern of techniques used against an imaginary opponent. In some competitions, an athlete's poomse is scored and specific moves are required, similar to the compulsory round in figure skating.

Shijak: Start. The competition does not begin until the referee says this.

Son: Hand.

Sonmock: Wrist.