Tan Gun Hyung

21 movements – named after the Holy Tan Gun, legendary founder of Korea, who founded legendary Korea in the year 2333 B.C.

1. Turning west stepping into a back stance, execute a left double knife hand block.
2. Stepping forward with a high front punch.
3. Turning clockwise into a back stance facing east, execute a right double knife hand block.
4. Stepping forward with a high front punch.
5. Turning counter-clockwise into a front stance facing north, execute a left low block.
6. Stepping forward with a high front punch.
7. Stepping forward with a high front punch.
8. Stepping forward with a high front punch. Kihap.
9. Turning counter-clockwise into a back stance facing east execute a left double outer palm block.
10. Stepping forward with a high front punch.
11. Turning clockwise into a back stance facing west execute a right double outer palm block.
12. Stepping forward with a high front punch.
13. Turning counter-clockwise into a front stance facing south, execute a left low block.
14. Maintaining the same position, execute a left high block in a front stance.
15. Stepping forward with a right high block in a front stance.
16. Stepping forward with a left high block in a front stance.
17. Stepping forward with a right high block in a front stance. Kihap.
18. Turning counter-clockwise into a back stance facing west execute a left knife hand chop.
19. Stepping forward with a high front punch.
20. Turning clockwise into a back stance facing east execute a right knife hand chop.
21. Stepping forward with a high front punch.

(North is facing the front of the doe-chang.)

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