Do-San


PROACTION Martial Arts Chief Instructor; Mr Tom Nicholson (5th Degree) demonstrates Do-San

 

24 Movements

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 education in Korea and its independence movement

Do-San

Ready Posture: Parallel ready stance

1. Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a high

side block with the left outer forearm.

 

2. Execute a middle punch 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 while executing a high side block with the right outer forearm.

 

4. Execute a middle punch with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance.

 

5. Move the left foot to D, in L stance while executing a knifehand guarding block.

 

6. Move the right foot to D, forming walking stance while executing a fingertip thrust with the right hand.

 

7. Twist the right knifehand 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 while executing a high side left back fist.

 

8. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance while executing a high side right back fist.

 

9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a walking stance executing a high side block with the left outer forearm.

 

10. Execute a middle punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a walking stance.

 

11. Move the left foot on line EF, and then turn clockwise to form a walking stance while executing a high side block with the right outer forearm.

 

12. Execute a middle punch with the left fist while maintaining a walking stance.

 

13. Move the left foot to CE, forming a walking stance, at the same time executing a high wedging block.

 

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 walking stance while executing a middle punch with the right fist.

 

16. Execute a middle punch to CE with the left fist while maintaining a walking stance.

 

17. Move the right foot to CF, forming a walking stance while executing a high wedging block.

 

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 walking stance while executing a middle punch with the left fist.

 

20. Execute a middle punch to CF with the right fist while maintaining a walking stance.

21. Move the left foot to C, forming a walking stance, at the same time executing a rising block with the left forearm.

 

22. Move the right foot to C, forming a walking stance while executing a rising block with the right forearm.

 

23. Move the left foot to B, turning counter clockwise to form a sitting stance while executing a middle side strike to with the left knifehand.

 

24. Bring the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to A, forming a sitting stance while executing a middle side strike to with the right knifehand. “Do-San!”

 

End: Bring the right foot back to the ready posture.

 

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