I'm trying to convert the romanized vocabulary in "The Art of Kyuki-Do" to 한글, and I can make sense of most of it. However, there are a couple of words that I haven't been able to find in my dictionary, or online:

  • "Tahn-jeon", which the book defines as "slow pushing". I would expect it to be 단전 in 한글, but I'm not having any luck finding that word with a definition that makes sense in this context.
  • "Bahn-sohn", which the book defines as "meditation". 반손 seems the logical spelling, but again, I can't find that as a word meaning "meditation".

Are these misspelled in the book? Or are they just obscure words? Thanks!

  • Tahn-jeon might be 단전, but bahn-sohn is.. well.. strange. Can you provide the context? May 30, 2017 at 16:05
  • Sadly, there isn't much more context. There is a section of the book that lists Korean vocabulary, with the English word on the left, and the (romanized) Korean word on the right. There is a section of the book that talks (briefly) about meditation as a tool for developing self-control, but it's all in English and aside from the vocabulary list, the book makes no references anywhere to "bahn-sohn".
    – Jamis Buck
    May 30, 2017 at 19:34
  • Could Bahn-sohn be 반성? This means self-reflection.
    – gaeguri
    May 30, 2017 at 22:35
  • Ah, that sounds plausible! I've seen a few places where they've romanized things weird. I think I'm going to contact the author/publisher and see if they can clarify, but 반성 sounds likely.
    – Jamis Buck
    May 31, 2017 at 2:27
  • 단전 means hypogastric, not slow pushing. Maybe you skipped another words? ex) slow pushing your breath to hypogastric?
    – Newkie
    May 31, 2017 at 7:37

2 Answers 2


"Bahn-sohn" maybe is "Bang-song"(방송), and, go and see here -> https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/放鬆

  • Maybe you could explain here what it would mean in a Martial arts context? Jun 9, 2017 at 18:21
  • Maybe this link would be helpful -> blog.daum.net/stone812/649 방송(放鬆) is much specialised word occasionally used in 기공학 (氣功學) - "방송(放鬆)" cannot be looked up at ordinary Korean dictionary - even not at Naver dictionary. 방송(放鬆) means "relax", and "relax" is important concept in meditation. And martial arts have immediate connection with Ki-gong(기공) and so on^^
    – Sangdan
    Jun 9, 2017 at 23:21

단전(Tahn-jeon) means speciffic point of the body.

location of 단전

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