|Taekwondo Bible, Vol.2||
6-9-4. Relation of Distance, Tide and Balance
Like this, knowing distance, tide and balance with knowledge of the ways of
Samjae you can read breath, rhythm and temperance of the opponent. This is what
is meant by saying in Cheon Bu Kyeong; ¡°These big Three make Six, producing
Seven, Eight, and Nine.¡±1) 2)
In Taekwondo, ¡°you should harmonize two kinds of distance between you and him: One is your attacking distance of that you penetrate his center, and the other is your defending distance of that you don't draw back from him but move aside suddenly to an unexpected spot.¡±(Ch.38) Here the key point of controlling distance is your tide. Therefore I say you control distance with your tide.
On the other, ¡°in Taekwondo, when you offend or defend your opponent, you should always control balance to keep your tide and to find out his blind point.¡±(Ch.22) Therefore I say you modulate tide with your balance.
And ¡°as the balance of Taekwondo is for the sake of his offense and defense centered on¡± yourself (Ch. 22) ¡°you can always protect yourself controling over your opponent when you keep this right Taekwondo distance.¡±(Ch.20) Therefore, I say you make balance with your distance.
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