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Taekwondo Bible, Vol.2  
7. Kang-Yu

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6-10-1. Won, Bang, Gak

[Won] Won() is the circle. This is the form of smooth change. A wheel can roll because its shape is circle. Therefore, when you and your opponent make a change, the movement revolves along a circle.

Won, Bang and Gak makes every kinds of figure. <The Korean Traditional Clothes, Han Bok>

It is distance that the rotation requires in its technical meaning. A circle must not be a point so that it can roll as a circle. For a point cannot roll. Thus, each point on a circle is far from another by each distance. Therefore, if you want to rotate together with your opponent you should get some distant from him.

[Bang] Bang() is the rectangle. This is the figure of firm stability, and to explain more exactly, that of stability in change. A table has four feet to get this stableness of the rectangle.

A thing should be supported at least by three pointers to keep its stable standing without tumble. So someone may think the triangle is the figure of stability. But triangle cannot be stable in change. You should build a rectangle to be stable despite change. For you can be supported by three supporters that are required for your stability even though you might lose one of those four ones. A tripod, which has three feet, can be fixed on its stance, yet it can be tumbled easily by a broken feet. A table, which has four feet, cannot be fixed on its stance, yet it is not to be tumbled easily. This is what a rectangle means concerned with technique.

[Gak] Gak() is the triangle. This is the figure of concentration. A gimlet that bores things has a sharp point and a knife that cuts a piece of wood has a sharp blade because they intend to get the concentration of triangle in them. Intending to follow this principle is itself also the concentration of mind, by which you can get the keenness in your technique. After this example, you as a Taekwondo man should concentrate on what you want to do using Kang-gi and Yu-gi.

 

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