Do San

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.

Diagram

Do-San

Terms

English Korean
Sitting stance Annun sogi
Walking stance outer forearm high side block Gunnun sogi bakat palmok nopunde yop makgi
Straight fingertip thrust Sun sonkut tulgi
Walking stance back fist high side strike Gunnun sogi dung joomuk nopunde yop taerigi
Walking stance outer forearm high wedging block Gunnun sogi bakat palmok nopunde hecyo makgi
Middle front snap kick Kaunde ap cha busigi
Sitting stance knife-hand side strike Annun sogi songkal yop taerigi

Moves

Step Position Stance Movement Notes
Parallel Ready Stance Facing ‘D’
1 Left high outer forearm block Left walking stance Move left foot to B
2 Right middle punch Left walking stance Maintain stance from 1
3 Right high outer forearm block Right walking stance Move left foot on line AB, then right foot to A Turn clockwise
4 Left middle punch Right walking stance Maintain stance from 3
5 Middle knife-hand guarding block Right L-stance Move left foot to D
6 Middle right straight fingertip thrust Right walking stance Move right foot to D
7 Twist right hand so palm is facing downwards Turn body anti-clockwise Release move
8 Left high back fist side strike Left walking stance Left foot towards D Turn anti-clockwise
9 Right high back fist side strike Right walking stance Right foot towards D
10 Left high outer forearm block Left walking stance Move left foot to E Turn anti-clockwise
11 Right middle punch Left walking stance Maintain stance from 10
12 Right high outer forearm block Right walking stance Move left foot on line EF, then right foot to D Turn clockwise
13 Wedging block Left walking stance Move left foot Stance is facing A
14 Right front snap kick Step up Hands stay in position from 13
15 Right middle punch Right walking stance Step down (from 14)
16 Left middle punch Maintain stance from 15 15 and 16 performed in continuous motion
17 Wedging block Right walking stance Move right foot Stance is facing B
18 Left front snap kick Step up Hands stay in position from 17
19 Left middle punch Left walking stance Step down (from 18)
20 Right middle punch Maintain stance from 19 19 and 20 performed in continuous motion
21 Left rising block Left walking stance Move left foot to C
22 Right rising block Right walking stance Move right foot to C
23 Left knife-hand side strike Sitting stance Move left foot to B Turn anti-clockwise
24 Right knife-hand side strike Sitting stance Move left foot on line AB, then right foot to A
Parallel Ready Stance Left foot to ready posture Facing D