Pattern:- Dan Gun Tul (21 movements).
Dan Gun is named after the holy Dan Gun the legendary founder of Korea in 2333BC.
Yellow belt signifies the earth from which the plant sprouts and takes root as the foundations of Tae Kwon-do are laid.
Origins of Dan Gun
When heaven and earth were one, and animals could speak like humans, the god Hwanin sent his son Hwang-Ung to the East to build a new country. He settled in what is now North Korea in approximately 2333BC.
One day a tiger and a bear asked Hwang-Un if they could become human. After much thought, Hwang-Un told the animals it was possible, but it would require patience and it would be difficult. They both agreed, and Hwang-Un gave the tiger and bear two garlic cloves and some mugworts. They were told to eat these, stay in a cave and pray for 100 days.
After twenty days, the tiger became hungry and gave up, but the bear persevered, and after 100 days, the bear shed its fur and transformed into a beautiful woman. She became known as Ung-Yo, meaning "the girl incarnated from a bear".
Hwang-Un then married Ung-Yo, and gave birth to a son named Dan Gun, who created the first Korean Dynasty and ruled for 1,000 years, until fleeing a Chinese army and resuming his spirit form, disappearing from earth.
Theory and Terminology
Knife hand Guarding block Sonkal Daebi Makgi
Twin outer forearm block Sang Bakat Palmok Makgi
Front kick Ap Chagi
Front snap kick Ap Cha Busigi
Turning kick Dollyo Chagi
Outer forearm block Bakat palmok makgi
Knife hand outward block Sonkal bakaero makgi
High section punch Nopunde Jirugi
High section knife hand inward strike Nopunde sonkal anaero taerigi