Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

Information for Beginners Information for Beginners

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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  [檀君] 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 General Choi Hong Hi's Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do, and presented 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).