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Taekwondo Bible, Vol.2  
8. Unity of Samjae and Kang-Yu

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8-2. Three Steps of Using Technique

Technique of Taekwondo proceeds through the 3 steps like followings: Lower your pose, approach your opponent and control over him. In this way a basic technique of Taekwondo can be divided into 3 steps because the technique of Taekwondo, and furthermore, the structure of every change is constituted along the framework of Samjae.

To lower your pose is to follow the way of Haneul. To approach the opponent is to follow the way of Tang. To control over him is to use techniques of Kang and Yu along the way of Saram. That is, it is the way of Saram because it is to follow what you intend to do.

Why is it the way of Tang to approach the opponent? Tang refers to the distinguished entity. Taekwondo is distinguishable as a fighting technique because of its controlling over him. If you approach him along the way of Tang you can find his blind point easily. But your own blind point will also be found easily, which you should be careful of. Owing to the same reason, you cannot find merits and demerits of your friend easily before you get along with him. So you come to regard him as either unqualifiedly good or unqualifiedly bad person. After you've gotten along with him intimately you can recognize his true merits and demerits. Like this, it is natural technique of worldly success is not different from that of Taekwondo.

It is your intention to control over your opponent that makes you approach him. This intention is the way of Saram. Now, you use Kang-gi and Yu-gi along activity of your mind. And its foundation is to keep everything of yours on its own proper position, namely the way of Haneul, and its essence is to lower your pose seeking what you cannot be lower in in motions with humility.

Thus the figure of approach will be like the right picture.


  Technical Example of this Chapter: Elementary Factors of Technique Juchum Seo Momtong Jireugi  

 

 

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