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How to: Dan-Gun – Taekwondo Yellow Belt Form (with Video!)

How to, Taekwondo Forms

Dan-Gun

21 movements

Is named after the Holy Dan Gun,
legendary founder of Korea, in the
year 2333 BC.

This page will help you learn how to perform Dan-Gun (sometimes written as Tan-Gun). This is the Taekwondo America yellow belt form. Dan-Gun is the second form learned by Taekwondo students.

Instructions and video below.

Remember: This resource should be used in addition to your in-class training. Nothing can replace time spent on the mats, learning from your instructor.

Dan-Gun Basic Techniques

To perform Dan-Gun, you’ll need to learn the following taekwondo stances and blocks…

Stances

Ready Stance A

Front Stance

Back Stance

Hand Techniques

Punch

Double Knifehand Block

Low Block

High Block

Knifehand Strike

Square Block

Dan-Gun Video

Here is a video to help you practice this taekwondo pattern.

Looking for other Taekwondo Forms?

Check out Ki-Bon or Do-San… or View All Forms

Dan-Gun Movements

Here are the list of moves to perform this taekwondo pattern.

Ready Stance A

1. Left Double Knifehand Block  |  Left Back Stance

2. Right Punch High  |  Right Front Stance

3. Right Double Knifehand Block  |  Right Back Stance

4. Left Punch High  |  Left Front Stance

5. Left Low Block  |  Left Front Stance

6. Right Punch High  |  Right Front Stance

7. Left Punch High  |  Left Front Stance

8. Right Punch High  |  Right Front Stance

9. Left Square Block  |  Left Back Stance

10. Right Punch High  |  Right Front Stance

11. Right Square Block  |  Right Back Stance

12. Left Punch High  |  Left Front Stance

13. Left Low Block  |  Left Front Stance

14. Left High Block  |  Left Front Stance

15. Right High Block  |  Right Front Stance

16. Left High Block  |  Left Front Stance

 17. Right High Block  |  Right Front Stance

18. Left Knifehand Strike High  |  Left Back Stance

19. Right Punch High  |  Right Front Stance

20. Right Knifehand Strike High  |  Right Back Stance

21. Left Punch High  |  Left Front Stance

Dan-Gun Movement Description

Here are the descriptions for each movement in this Taekwondo pattern.

Ready Stance A

1. Left foot turns 90º counter-clockwise to Left Back Stance, Left Double Knifehand Block

2. Right foot steps forward to Right Front Stance, Right Punch High

3. Right foot turns 180º clockwise to Right Back Stance, Right Double Knifehand Block

4. Left foot steps forward to Left Front Stance, Left Punch High

5. Left foot turns 90º counter-clockwise to Left Front Stance, Left Low Block

6. Right foot steps forward to Right Front Stance, Right Punch High

7. Left foot steps forward to Left Front Stance, Left Punch High

8. Right foot steps forward to Right Front Stance, Right Punch High

9. Left foot turns 270º counter-clockwise to Left Back Stance, Left Square Block

10. Right foot steps forward to Right Front Stance, Right Punch High

11. Right foot turns 180º clockwise to Right Back Stance, Right Square Block

12. Left foot steps forward to Left Front Stance, Left Punch High

13. Left foot turns 90º counter-clockwise to Left Front Stance, Left Low Block

14. No step, Left High Block

15. Right foot steps forward to Right Front Stance, Right High Block

16. Left foot steps forward to Left Front Stance, Left High Block

17. Right foot steps forward to Right Front Stance, Right High Block

18. Left foot turns 270º counter-clockwise to Left Back Stance, Left Knifehand Strike High

19. Right foot steps forward to Right Front Stance, Right Punch High

20. Right foot turns 180º to Right Back Stance, Right Knifehand Strike High

21. Left foot steps forward to Left Front Stance, Left Punch High

Remember: This resource should be used in addition to your in-class training. Nothing can replace time spent on the mats, learning from your instructor.

Looking for other Taekwondo Forms?

Check out Ki-Bon or Do-San… or View All Forms

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