TaeKwon-Do is a version of unarmed combat designed for self-defense, and more. It is the scientific and ultimate use of the body gained through intensive physical and mental training.

Meaning: Named after the legendary founder of Korea.  The 23 movements represent the first two digits of the year 2333 BC, the year assigned by the government of South Korea as the birth date of Korea.

23 Movements

Ready Posture: Parallel Ready StancePattern Dan Gun

 

1. Move the left foot to B, forming a right L-stance, while executing an outward middle left inner forearm block.

2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, while executing a middle punch with the right fore fist.

3. Move the right foot to A, forming a left L-stance, while executing an outward middle right inner forearm block.

4. Move the left foot to A, forming a left walking stance, while executing a middle punch with the left fore fist.

5. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance, while executing a low left outer forearm block.

6. Execute a middle front snap kick to D with the right foot.

7. Lower the right foot to D and execute a middle front snap kick to D with the left foot.

8. Lower the left foot to D and execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot.

9. Lower the right foot to D, forming a left L-stance, while executing a middle outward right knife-hand strike.

10. Move the left foot to E, pivoting counter clockwise, forming a right L-stance, while executing a middle knife-hand guarding block.

11. Move the right foot to E, forming a right walking stance, while executing a middle punch with the right fore fist.

12. Move the right foot to F, turning counter clockwise, forming a left L-stance, while executing a middle-guarding block with the knife-hand.

13. Move the left foot to F, forming a left walking stance, while executing a middle punch with the left fore fist.

14. Move the left foot to C, pivoting counter clockwise, forming a left walking stance while executing a high left inner forearm block.

15. Execute a high punch to C with the right hand, maintaining the left walking stance.

16. Move the right foot to C, forming a left L-stance, while executing a twin forearm block.

17. Execute a high hook kick to C with the right foot.

18. Lower the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance, while executing a high left punch to C with the left fore fist.

19. Execute a middle left leg side piercing kick toward C.

20. Lower the left foot on the line CD and then pivot clockwise to A, with the right foot forming a left L-stance, while executing a middle forearm-guarding block.

21. Execute a high turning kick to AD with the left foot and then lower the left foot to A, forming a left walking stance, while executing a high punch to A with the right forefist

22. Move the left foot to B, pivoting counter clock-wise forming a right L-stance to B, while executing a middle forearm-guarding block.

23. Execute a high turning kick to BC with the right foot and then lower the right foot to B, forming a right walking stance, while executing a high punch to B wiht the left fore fist.

END: Bring the right foot back to a ready stance.

 

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