7-10-5. Kang-Yu and Saram
And following the way of Saram enables you to control the Kang-gi and Yu-gi.
The way of Saram is the main key of utilizing Kang-gi and Yu-gi, namely, its
subjective condition. For what?
The way of Saram has three aspects, which again generates three forms. They
are not losing what you are as you are, returning to your central pose, and
preserving what you intend to do. They can be regarded as three ways of Samjae
in Saram, but rather they are based on that “one Haneul has one figure; one
Tang has two figures; and one Saram has three figures.”1)
Firstly, you must not lose what you are as you are. If you can keep what you
are in your motion you can maintain your most mastered identity, by which you
can keep your mind and body on its appropriate place that needs them when necessary,
and thus, you can empty them easily. That is, you can have concentration and
following adequate to each, which is to control techniques of Kang-Yu.
should concentrate your power sometimes and follow the main trend another
times, like sailing: A Korean Traditional Painting>
Secondly, you should lower your lower abdomen with your arms and legs bent
close. This is the pose of cowering. On the other hand, you have to return to
your central pose in change. This is attracting all of your movements to the
center of your pose. This is the cowering in cowering, which is the condition
of Kang-gi. In order to follow what the opponent intends to do you should be
ready all the way to follow it. Therefore you have to flow from the ready pose
along his motions back to the ready pose again. This is the essence of Yu-gi.
Thirdly, you must preserve what you intend to do. As you preserve your objective
to suppress the opponent down protecting yourself you come to seek the target
to concentrate your power and technique even in obedient following to him. Thus
Yu-gi changes to Kang-gi. And on the other hand, if you face his strong resistance
without collapse in spite of your concentration of your power you should move
to follow him along the change again. This way Kang-gi changes to Yu-gi.
What is the completion of this control of Kang-Yu? It is verily <Oneness
of Haneul and Tang in Saram>.
1) 「天符經」, The one Heaven is one, the one Earth is two, and the
one Man is three.(天一一地一二人一三)