Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 7th Geup High Yellow Belt
in preparation for their testing for 6th Geup Green Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Do-San teul

 
Pattern History: Do-San is the pseudonym of the patriot An Chang-Ho (1876-1938).  The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

Additional pattern history information.

Number of Movements:  24

Pattern Diagram: 

Do-San


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 (Do-San 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.   Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to B to form 
            a left walking stance toward B, while executing (half facing) a high side block
to B with 
            the left outer forearm.

2.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward B, execute (full facing) a middle front punch
            
to B with the right forefist
.

3.   Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the AB line (half a shoulder width
             toward D and half a shoulder width toward A).  T
hen, while pivoting on the ball of the 
             left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot to A to form a right walking stance 
             toward A, while executing (half facing) a high side block
to A with the right outer forearm. 
         Perform
this move in a spot-turning motion - method one.

4.   While maintaining a right walking stance toward A, execute (full facing)
             a middle 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 right L-stance toward D, while executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with
            the knifehand
.

6.   Move the right foot forward to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing
            (full facing) a middle front thrust
to D with the right straight fingertip, pulling the back
            of the left fingertips under the right elbow.

7.   Pivot on the balls of both feet until they face BD, while twisting the right knifehand together 
            with the body counterclockwise in a releasing motion until the right palm faces downward.
           Then, while p
ivoting 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)
 
            high side strike to D with the left backfist.
        
Perform this move in a releasing motion.

8.   Move the right foot forward to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing
           (half facing) a high side strike
to D with the right backfist.

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

10.  While maintaining a left walking stance toward E, execute (full facing) a middle front punch 
            to E with the right forefist
.

11.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the EF line (half a shoulder width
            toward C and half a shoulder width toward F).  T
hen, while pivoting on the ball of the left foot
            and turning clockwise, move
the right foot to F to form a right walking stance toward F,
            while executing (half facing) a high side block
to F with the right outer forearm. 
         Perform
this move in a spot-turning motion - method one.

12.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward F, execute (full facing) a middle 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 CE
            to form a left walking stance toward CE, while executing
(full facing) a high wedging block
            to CE with the outer forearms.

14. Execute a middle front snap kick to CE with the ball of the right foot, keeping the position
            of the hands as they were in move 13 above (a high wedging block with the outer forearms).

15.  Lower the right foot to CE to form a right walking stance toward CE, while executing
            (full facing) a middle front punch to CE with the right forefist.
        
Perform moves 15 and 16 in a fast motion

16. 
While maintaining a right walking stance toward CE, execute
(full facing) a middle
             front punch to CE with the left forefist.

17.
While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot to CF
             to form a right walking stance toward CF, while executing
(full facing) 
             a high wedging block to CF with the outer forearms.

18.  Execute a middle front snap kick to CF with the ball of the left foot, keeping the position
             of the hands as they were in move 17 above (a high wedging block
             with the outer forearms).

19.  Lower the left foot to CF to form a left walking stance toward CF, while executing
            (full facing) a middle front punch to CF with the left forefist.
         Perform moves 19 and 20 in a fast motion.

20.  While maintaining a left walking stance toward CF, execute (full facing) a middle front punch
             to CF with the right forefist.

21.  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 a rising block
(full facing) to C
              with the left outer forearm.

22.  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.

23.  Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to B
             to form a
sitting stance toward D, while executing (side facing) a middle side strike
             to B with the left knifehand.

24.  Bring the ball of the left foot straight to the side of the right foot facing D.  Then, move the 
             right foot (in a curving line) to A to form a
sitting stance toward D, while executing 
             (side facing) a middle side strike to A with the right knifehand.

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Do-San" 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, bring the right foot toward
the left foot to form a parallel ready stance toward D.  Remain in this stance until
the
at-ease command (
swi-eot).