Dan-Gun

Number of Movements: 21

Advancement: This is the pattern required to advance from 8th Kup Yellow Belt to 7th Kup Yellow Belt with Green Tag.

Meaning of Pattern: Dan-Gun is named after the Holy Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 BC.

Dan-Gun Pattern Taekwondo ITF -  East Coast Tae Kwon Do Ireland

Parallel ready stance toward D.

1. Move the left foot to B, forming a right L-stance toward B, at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand.

2. Move the right foot to B, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the right fist.

3. Move the right foot to A, turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.

4. Move the left foot to A, forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a high punch to A with the left fist.

5. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.

6. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the right fist.

7. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D, at the same time executing a high punch to D with the left fist.

8. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the right fist.

9. Move the left foot to E, turning counterclockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a twin forearm block to E.

10. Move the right foot to E, forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a high punch to E with the right fist.

11. Move the right foot to F, turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin forearm block.

12. Move the left foot to F, forming a left walking stance toward F, at the same time executing a high punch to F with the left fist.

13. Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm.

14. Execute a rising block with the left forearm, maintaining the left walking stance toward C. Perform 13 and 14 in a continuous motion.

15. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the right forearm.

16. Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with the left forearm.

17. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the right forearm.

18. Move the left foot to B, turning counterclockwise to form a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle strike to B with the left knife-hand.

19. Move the right foot to B, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the right fist.

20. Move the right foot to A, turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle strike to A with the right knife hand.

21. Move the left foot to A, forming a left walking stance toward A, at the same time executing a high punch to A with the left fist.

END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture.

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