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Taekwondo Bible, Vol.1  
<<Division 4. On Skills>>


  Chapter 28.
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Attacking Opponent's Blind Point   
 
 

"How can you think of these many theories?"

"Who thinks them? I just follow them naturally."


 

In order to catch the opponent's center and to get the control over him, you should avoid his full parts but attack at his blind point. The blind point means a crack of his pose, a crevice in his motion, a crooked part of his mind and a disordered aspect of his life. Where can you see his blind point? There are three kinds of blind points, which come from three sources: mind, pose and motion, and each of them is respectively called blind point of mind, of pose and of motion.

First, you can find your opponent's blind point where his mind is scattered or it slants to one side. The biased mind is a distorted view by a thing that does not fill everything fairly. If he is careless you can see a blind point just there, and if he clings to a certain intention you can see find an empty blind point behind it.
Therefore you as a Taekwondo man should by all means make it sure that there is neither slantedness nor scatteredness in your lookout for yourself.

Second, you can see your opponent's blind point where his pose collapses or is scattered as the scattered pose is biased and inharmonious one. Thus each part of his goes amiss one another with its functions out of accord and the crevice among those cracked functions makes a blind point. Therefore, you ought to make good pose with an effort in your daily exercise and ought to keep sound life with an effort through the good poses.

Third, you can see a blind point between his motion and motion, for his pose slants between motions and his mind gets scattered in the slant of his pose. The scattered mind represents the scattered life. Therefore you ought not make unnecessary motion between motions, and thus delete idle thoughts in your mind, to keep your life never scattered.

Let me explain when and how to attack the opponent then. It is to stab his blind point throwing yourself without confusion or hesitation with your closest weapon as soon as you find his blind point. However, there are some cases in which you should not attack him even though you see his blind point. These cases are divided into three classes. You should not attack the crevice between his motions if his pose were not collapsed at all, which is the first. You should not attack him when his mind is not confused even though his poses were collapsed, which is the second. You should not attack when his mind is harmonized in wider perspective even though it seems his mind is confused, which is the third.

These three kinds of blind points are called "filled blind points"; the first one is called "full motion", the second "deceiving pose", and the third "emptied mind". To stab the blind point not knowing these facts is to fail for sure; to attack the opponent of emptied mind who shows himself as merely scattered is to fall in his trap; to attack deceived by the scattered pose without his mind scattered is to be counterattacked ; and, to try to attack him between motions not scattered is to fail in catching him.

How to perceive whether it is a filled blind point or not? You as a Taekwondo man can and should simply feel it. Taekwondo is a world beyond a distinctive thinking, and when you distinguish your opponent's blind point your thought is a nondistinctive one. Standing before him you make your mind perfectly empty to erase every beings between you and him, and to erase yourself at last so that you accept everything of his confirming it in your feeling. You can learn this sort of feeling when you taekwondofies everything of yours, and so you can also delete every possibility of falsity as you empty your mind perfectly. Where do you build up all of these? Everywhere of your life. Without continuous training there can be no distinction beyond distinction.

 

 

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