Dan Gun

Students in the Kids Program (ages 6–9) learn Dan Gun at High Yellow Belt.

Dan Gun

(Named after the legendary hero and founder of Korea in 2333 BCE.)

1. Shift the balance to the right foot; pivot 90° to the left, step out back stance, double knife-hand guarding block.
2. Step forward, front stance, high punch.
3. Shift the balance to the left foot; pivot 180° to the right, back stance, double knife -hand guarding block.
4. Step forward, front stance high punch.
5. Shift the balance to the right foot; pivot 90° to the left, front stance, down block.
6. Step forward, front stance, high punch.
7. Step forward, front stance, high punch.
8. Step forward, front stance, high punch, KIHAP.
9. Shift the balance to the right foot; pivot 270° to the left counterclockwise, back stance, square block.
10. Step forward, front stance, high punch.
11. Shift the balance to the left foot; pivot 180° to the right, back stance, square block.
12. Step forward, front stance, high punch.
13. Shift the balance to the right foot; pivot 90° to the left, front stance, down block.
13b. Full Re-chamber, rising block.
14. Step forward front stance, rising block.
15. Step forward front stance, rising block.
16. Step forward front stance, rising block, KIHAP.
17. Shift the balance to the right foot; pivot 270° counterclockwise, back stance, inside knife-hand strike.
18. Step forward, front stance, high punch.
19. Shift the balance to the left foot; pivot 180° to the right, back stance, inside knife-hand strike.
20. Step forward, front stance, high punch.

Move your left foot back to ready stance.

Watch a video of Master Evans and Ms. Popovich performing Dan Gun.

 

 

Please note: The video is provided as a supplemental learning tool for at-home practice, for help remembering what students have learned in class. The video is not meant for DIY at-home learning, and students who attempt to learn the forms from the videos alone (without the direction of an instructor) will not be permitted to test for belt advancement.