Yellow Belt Two Stripes Form

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, 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. Re-chamber – rising block.
14. Step forward rising block.
15. Step forward rising block.
16. Step forward 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.