Traditional Taekwondo Patterns - Pyun Ahn Oh Dan

Oh Dan is the fifth in the Pyun Ahn Series of tradtional patterns.

In the video you see Chris Sy perform the pattern slowly first so you can learn the moves. And then at full speed so you can get an idea of the timing of each section.

Chris performs the pattern in the traditional Moo do Kwan style. This means the stances are long, and the arms are extended on blocks and strikes to keep an attacker at a distance.

This first section is a wrist lock on each side. By going up onto your toes you gain height and make the lock more effective.

The next sequence is a defense against a stick attack, followed by a great uppercut and then crescent kick and jump to land in X-stance.

We think Oh Dan is a tough pattern but when it's done well it looks awesome.

You need to learn this pattern at around 3rd Kup stage (around red stripe).

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