How to perform Dan-Gun in ITF Taekwondo (VIDEO)

Dan-Gun is the second pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students (after Chon-Ji).

This is a beginner Taekwondo pattern that teaches basic kicks, strikes, and stances. This ITF Taekwondo pattern is named after Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea.

This is the pattern required to advance from 8th Kup Yellow Belt to 7th Kup Yellow Belt with Green Tag. There are 21 movements in this ITF pattern.

    1. Move the left foot. Step 90 degrees to the left into a right L-stance. Execute a knifehand guarding block.
    2. Step forward into a right walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.
    3. Move the front foot. Turn 180 degrees to the right into a left L-stance.  Execute a knifehand guarding block.
    4. Step forward into a left walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.
    5. Move the front foot. Turn 90 degrees to the left into a left walking stance. Execute a low outer forearm block.
    6. Step forward into a right walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.
    7. Step forward into a left walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.
    8. Step forward into a right walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.
    9. Move the back foot. Turn to the left 270 degrees into a right L-stance. Execute a twin forearm block.
    10. Step forward into a right walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.
    11. Move the front foot. Turn 180 degrees to the right into a left L-stance. Execute a twin forearm block.
    12. Step forward into a left walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.
    13. Move the front foot. Turn 90 degrees to the left into a left walking stance. Execute a low outer forearm block with the left arm.
    14. Stay in your left walking stance. Execute a rising block with the left arm.
    15. Step forward into a right walking stance. Execute a rising block with he right arm.
    16. Step forward into a left walking stance. Execute a rising block with the left arm.
    17. Step forward into a right walking stance. Execute a rising block with the right arm.
    18. Move the back foot. Turn 270 degrees to the left into a right L-stance. Execute a knifehand strike with the left hand.
    19. Step forward into a right walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.
    20. Move the front foot. Turn 180 degrees to the right into a left L-stance. Execute a knifehand strike with the right hand.
    21. Step forward into a left walking stance and execute a high obverse punch.

Source: www.blackbeltwiki.com and www.phoenixtaekwon-do.ca

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