Instructions for Dan-Gun - ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2

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Instructions for Dan-Gun - ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2

This page provides details for ITF Taekwondo Pattern Dan-Gun. Dan-Gun is the second pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students.

Written step-by-step instructions and videos for this Taekwondo pattern are located below. For additional ITF pattern information (i.e. Chon-Ji), visit the main ITF Taekwondo patterns section. If you are looking for WTF forms (i.e. Taegeuk Il-Jang), please go to the main WTF Taekwondo Forms section.

Meaning of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 (Dan-Gun)

This ITF pattern is named after Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea (in 2,333 BC).

Instructional Video for ITF Pattern Dan-Gun

Instructional Video for ITF Pattern Dan-Gun with applications demonstrated

Demonstration Video of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 (Dan-Gun) Directed by Gen. Choi Hong Hi

Demonstration Video of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 (Dan-Gun)


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Written Instructions for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 (Dan-Gun)

In order to perform Dan-Gun accurately, you will need to work on your Taekwondo stances.

There are 21 movements in this ITF pattern.

  • Start in the Joon-Bi or Ready stance
  • Turn left 90 degrees and go into a L-stance (left leg forward), middle knife hand guarding block
  • Step forward into a walking stance with right leg forward, right high punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees and go into a L-stance (right leg forward), middle knife hand guarding block
  • Step forward into a walking stance with left leg forward, left high punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees and go into a walking stance (left leg forward), low block with left arm
  • Step forward into a walking stance with right leg forward, right high punch
  • Step forward into a walking stance with left leg forward, left high punch
  • Step forward into a walking stance with right leg forward, right high punch, yell "Kihap"!
  • Turn left 270 degrees into a L-stance (left leg forward), perform a right high block and left outside block at same time
  • Step forward forward into a walking stance with right leg forward, right high punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees into a L-stance (right leg forward), perform a left high block and right outside block at same time
  • Step forward forward into a walking stance with left leg forward, left high punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees into a walking stance (left leg forward), left low block and then a left high block
  • Step forward into a walking stance (right leg forward), right high block
  • Step forward into a walking stance (left leg forward), left high block
  • Step forward into a walking stance (right leg forward), right high block
  • Turn left 270 degrees into a L-stance, left knife hand strike
  • Step forward into a walking stance (right leg forward), right high punch
  • Turn left 180 degrees into a L-stance, right knife hand strike
  • Step forward into a walking stance (left leg forward), left high punch, yell "Kihap"!
  • When Master says "Bah Ro", turn left into Ready stance (facing the instructor).

ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 (Dan-Gun) Position Diagram

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References

  1. Instructions were kindly provided by TaekwondoAnimals.com and may not be copied without permission from TaekwondoAnimals.com, Taekwondo Forms, Poomse & Poomsae, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-forms.asp
  2. TKDrevision.com, Position Diagram, http://www.tkdrevision.com/, Added - 11/19/13


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