Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 8th Geup Yellow Belt
in preparation for their testing for 7th Geup High Yellow Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Dan-Gun teul

 

Pattern History: Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dangun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2,333 B.C.

Additional pattern history information.

 

Number of Movements:  21

 

Pattern Diagram:

 

Dangun

Step-by-Step Description of Movements:

The pattern begins when the instructor commands the student to come to attention (cha-ryeot).  When given this command, assume an Attention Stance on the X on the AB line, facing D.  This is followed by the instructor stating the pattern that the student will perform (Dan-Gun teul).

On the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Parallel Ready Stance toward D.  Remain in this parallel ready stance toward D until given the command to begin the pattern.
 

When the command to begin the pattern is given (si-jak), perform the following individual movements in sequence.  The pattern should be performed according to the guidelines listed in the section on essential points in performing patterns. 
  

1.   Move the left foot to B to form a right L-stance toward B, while executing (half facing)
             a middle guarding block to B with the knifehand.

2.
   Move the right foot forward to B to form a right walking stance toward B, while executing
             (full facing) a high front punch to B with the right forefist.

3.   Pivoting on the ball of the
left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot to A to form 
              a left L-stance toward A, while executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to A
              with the knifehand.

4.   Move the left foot forward to A to form a left walking stance toward A, while executing
             (full facing) a high front punch to A with the left forefist.

5.   Pivoting on the ball of the
right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to D 
              to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing (half facing) a low block to D
              with the left outer forearm.

6.   Move the right foot forward to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing
             (full facing) a high front punch to D with the right forefist.

7.   Move the left foot forward to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
            (full facing) a high front punch to D with the left forefist

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8.   Move the right foot forward to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing
             (full facing) a high front punch to D with the right forefist.

9.   Pivoting on the ball of the
right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to E
             to form a right L-stance toward E, while executing (half facing) a twin forearm block to E.

10.   Move the right foot forward to E to form a right walking stance toward E, while executing 
            (full facing) a high front punch to E with the right forefist.

11.   Pivoting on the ball of the
left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot to F to form
            a left L-stance toward F, while executing (half facing) a twin forearm block to F.

12.   Move the left foot forward to F to form a left walking stance toward F, while executing
            (full facing) a high front punch to F with the left forefist.

13.   Pivoting on the ball of the
right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to C 
            to form a left walking stance toward C, while executing (half facing) a low block 
            to C with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform
moves 13 and 14 in a continuous motion.

14.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward C, execute (full facing) a rising block
             to C with the left outer forearm.

15.   Move the right foot forward to C to form a right walking stance toward C, while executing
            (full facing) a rising block to C with the right outer forearm.

16.   Move the left foot forward to C to form a left walking stance toward C, while executing
            (full facing) a rising block to C with the left outer forearm.

17.   Move the right foot forward to C to form a right walking stance toward C, while executing
            (full facing) a rising block to C with the right outer forearm.

18.   Pivoting on the ball of the
right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to B
            to form a right L-stance toward B, while executing (half facing) a middle outward
           side strike to B with the left knifehand.

19.   Move the right foot forward to B to form a right walking stance toward B, while executing
           (full facing) a high front punch to B with the right forefist.

20.   Pivoting on the ball of the
left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot to A
            to form a left L-stance toward A, while executing (half facing) a middle outward 
            side strike to A with the right knifehand.

21.   Move the left foot forward to A to form a left walking stance toward A,
while executing (full facing) a high front punch to A with the left forefist.

 

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Dan-Gun" as though
it were a "gi-hap."
  Remain in the position of this last move until given the command to return
to the ready position (
ba-ro).

END:
When the command to return to the ready position (ba-ro) is given, pivot on the ball of the
right foot, bringing the left foot back to B turning counterclockwise, to form a parallel
ready stance toward D.  Remain in this stance until given the at-ease command (
swi-eot).