ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 – Dan-Gun

ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 – Dan-Gun

This page provides details for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 2 – 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.

This ITF Taekwondo pattern is named after Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea (in 2,333 BC). For the meaning of other ITF Taekwondo patterns, please visit our Meaning of ITF Patterns section.

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.

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Instructional Video for ITF Pattern 2 – Dan-Gun

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

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

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

There are 21 movements in this ITF pattern. In order to perform Dan-Gun accurately, you will need to work on your Taekwondo stances.

  • 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).

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  1. Instructions were kindly provided by TaekwondoAnimals.com and may not be copied without permission from TaekwondoAnimals.com

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