Faults in Training
I said you have to abandon the faulty method of training, and you can find
your faults of Taekwondo training with three kinds of contemplation about yourself
and three kinds of reflection about your training.
Firstly, you should contemplate if you feel confident to surpass your opponent.
Secondly, you should contemplate if you rely not on your strength and speed
but on the principles. Thirdly, you should contemplate if your technique is
not attached to a principle but free from it. These are the three kinds of contemplations.
On the other hand, you have to reflect if your training overworks your body.
At the same time you have to reflect if the training is hard enough. In addition,
you have to reflect if your technique and spirit are being improved. These are
the three kinds of reflection about your training.
If you cannot stop the faulty training it's because you cling to something
in it. What do you cling to? You cling to pleasure trivial yet close to you.
Because of this, you come to lose the pleasure farther yet great. It's why you
are not wise. The buddha said, "If, by surrendering a pleasure of little
worth one sees a larger pleasure, the wise man will give up the pleasure of
little worth, and look to the larger pleasure."1)
Like this, if you continue faulty training with attachment you come to accumulate
bad habits, and after all, you come to fail in controling over your opponent.
You can find some characteristics of those faulty trainings. They are convenient
to begin, yet uncomfortable to continue for long time. And also are they easy
at the beginning, yet make no improvement despite long practice. And they seem
to be fast, yet you cannot increase its speed later, which is because it includes
unnecessary excrescence. "So long as an evil deed does not bear fruit,
the fool thinks that it is like honey; but when it bears fruit, then the fool
suffers grief."2) In the same way, the
attachment to faulty training will bring you only suffering from defeat after
In the extremity of following right way it is verily the way of Tang to know
the non-distinctive reality over every kinds of distinction, i.e. to master
in yourself Ilgiyae
as TAEKWNODO. It has been told, "things being investigated, knowledge became
complete. Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere. Their
thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified. Their hearts being
rectified, their persons were cultivated. Their persons being cultivated, their
families were regulated. Their families being regulated, their states were rightly
governed. Their states being rightly governed, the whole kingdom was made tranquil
and happy."3) In the same manner, In the
same manner, after you know theories of Kang-Yu you can understand the importance
of Samjae; after you know Samjae you can get the profoundness in technique;
only with the profoundness of technique you can control over your opponent;
after you are able to control over your opponent you can feel free in mind;
and after you feel free in your mind you can recognize truth. In the ultimate
step you have only non-distinctive Ilgiyae, thus all of distinctions of Samjae
and Kang-Yu and difference in various techniques are just expedient means for
as TAEKWONDO. Thus "shall you think of all this fleeting world: /A star
at dawn, a bubble in a stream;/ A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,/ A
flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream./ So you ought to observe this reality
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