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Signified by a yellow belt around the student’s waist, Grade 8 indicates that she has made some progress and has committed significant time to improving herself. Besides learning a new pattern, students are also introduced to working with a partner through 3-step Sparring.  

Pattern: Dan-Gun Hyong – 21 Movements

단군

Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea

Dan Gun is the legendary founder of Korea in 2333BC. In a mythical story of creation the god Hwanin sent his son Hwang-Ung down from Heaven to the East where he settled at the Heaven Lake upon Paektu Mountain. Hwang-Ung was approached by a Tiger and a Bear wanting to be transformed into humans. They were sent into a cave but the Tiger did not last very long, only the Bear lasted the full 21 days and was transformed into a woman. She then bore Hwang-Ung a son named Dan-Gun who gave rise to the first Korean Dynasty (2333BC – 1082BC) called the Gojoseon Kingdom. October 3rd is celebrated in Korea to commemorate the founding father Dan-Gun, who has given national pride to the Korean people for centuries.

21 Movements

1. Move the left foot 90˚ left into right back stance and execute twin knife-hand block.

2. Move the right foot forward into right forward stance and execute a high section punch.

3. Move the right foot 180˚ clockwise into left back stance and execute twin knife-hand block.

4. Move the left foot forward into left forward stance and execute a high section punch.

5. Move the left foot 90˚ into left forward stance and execute a left low section block.

6. Step forward into right forward stance and execute a right high section punch.

7. Step forward into left forward stance and execute a left high section punch.

8. Step forward into right forward stance and execute a right high section punch.

9. Move the left foot, rotating counter-clockwise -90˚ into right back stance, execute a double forearm block.

10. Step forward into right forward stance and execute a right high section punch.

11. Move the right foot clockwise 180˚into left back stance and execute a double forearm block.

12. Step forward into left forward stance and execute a left high section punch.

13. Move the left foot 90˚ towards the starting position into left forward stance and execute a left low section block.

14. Quickly follow with a left high section block.

15. Step forward into right forward stance and execute a right high section block.

16. Step forward into left forward stance and execute a left high section block.

17.  Step forward into right forward stance and execute a right high section block.

18. Pivoting on the right foot, rotate -counter-clockwise into right back stance and execute a left knife hand strike.

19. Step forward into right forward stance and execute a right high section punch.

20. Turn clockwise, moving the right foot into left back stance and execute a right knife hand strike.

21. Step forward into left forward stance and execute a left high section punch (Kyup). 

Finish: Bring the left foot back into ready stance.

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