Do TaeKwon-Do

Do-San Tul

24 Movements

Pattern Meaning

Do-San is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938) The 24 movements represent his entire life which he devoted to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

Pattern Movements

Do-San diagram

Start: Parallel Ready Stance Facing D

  1. Move the left foot to B, forming a left Walking Stance toward B while executing a high side block to B with the left outer forearm.
  2. Execute a middle punch to B with the right fist while maintaining a left Walking Stance toward B.
  3. Move the left foot on the AB line, and then turn clockwise to form a right Walking Stance toward A while executing a high side block to A with the right outer forearm.
  4. Execute a middle punch to A with the left fist while maintaining a right Walking Stance toward A.
  5. Move the left foot to D, forming a right L-Stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand.
  6. Move the right foot to D, forming a right Walking Stance toward D while executing a middle right straight fingertip thrust to D
  7. Twist the right knife-hand together with the body counter clockwise until the palm faces downward and then move the left foot to D, turning counter clockwise to form a left Walking Stance toward D while executing a high side strike to D with the left back fist.
  8. Move the right foot to D, forming a right Walking Stance toward D while executing a high side strike to D with the right back fist.
  9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a left Walking Stance toward E while executing a high side block to E with the left outer forearm.
  10. Execute a middle punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left Walking Stance toward E.
  11. Move the left foot on line EF, and then turn clockwise to form a right Walking Stance toward F while executing a high side block to F with the right outer forearm.
  12. Execute a middle punch to F, with the left fist while maintaining a right Walking Stance toward F.
  13. Move the left foot to CE, forming a left Walking Stance toward CE, at the same time executing a high wedging block to CE with the outer forearm.
  14. Execute a middle front snap kick to CE with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 13.
  15. Lower the right foot to CE, forming a right Walking Stance toward CE while executing a middle punch to CE with the right fist.
  16. Execute a middle punch to CE with the left fist while maintaining a right Walking Stance toward CE. Perform 15 & 16 in fast motion.
  17. Move the right foot to CF, forming a right Walking Stance toward CF while executing a high wedging block to CF with the outer forearm.
  18. Execute a middle front snap kick to CF with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 17.
  19. Lower the foot to CF, forming a left Walking Stance toward CF while executing a middle punch to CF with the left fist.
  20. Execute a middle punch to CF with the right fist while maintaining a left Walking Stance toward CF. Perform 19 & 20 in fast motion.
  21. Move the left foot to C, forming a left Walking Stance toward C, at the same time executing a rising block with the left forearm.
  22. Move the right foot to C, forming a right Walking Stance toward C while executing a rising block with the right forearm.
  23. Move the left foot to B, turning counter clockwise to form a Sitting Stance toward D while executing a middle side strike to B with the left knife-hand.
  24. Bring the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to A, forming a Sitting Stance toward D while executing a middle side strike to A with the right knife-hand.
End: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture.