Instructions for Dan-Gun - ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2

Join this free martial arts wiki. Add info & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness experts can help with Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, Conditioning, etc. Talk with fellow martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.

Wiki Revision Date - 06 Apr 2017 21:51

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)


Amazon - Taekwondo Books

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

dan_gun.jpg

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


Join the Wiki Community!

We hope you become a wiki member. You can join via the wiki or via Facebook.
Talk to your fellow martial artists on the wiki community. Members can ask questions, post answers & videos and even tell the occasional martial arts joke!

Latest Pages Added to Wiki

Popular Community Posts

Latest Posts Added to Community



Martial Arts Books
(Click on the pictures below to learn more about these books)


At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!






Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.




Wiki
Martial Arts Products