Hitting Opponent with Everything of Yourself
"I want to suppress him, but I have fear."
"That's why you should rouse your indignation."
Because an offense of Taekwondo begins only with moving your mind you as a Taekwondo man, who follow the way of Haneul(Heaven) with everything kept in its proper place, should hit the opponent with everything of yourself in your offense. Therefore, you move and organize all parts of your body even in a slight motion.
Even though the tip of a whip moves softly and slightly it can thrust a critical pain into man's bone tearing skin because not only the tip but the whole long body of the whip wiggles at a time generating the slight motion of its tip part. Despite the same powers of beating, the sound of a bigger drum is more magnificent and goes farther away than the smaller because its wide empty space inside amplifies its vibration to powerful sound. Without very deliberate considerations that utter a word no conversation can touch somebody's heart, and this is why a word of a Saint is different from that of a common man. Following these principles of Taekwondo your offense should hit the enemy with whole body, and not with only hands or feet. And it should be performed with offensive intention and its tide, and not with only movements of muscles and bones.
Accordingly you, who offend in a right way of Taekwondo, hit the opponent as a part of the earth if you were standing on the earth, and hit him as a part of the sky if you were in touch with the empty space. When you hit him as a part of the earth your power amounts to that of the earth's crash against him, while when you hit him as a part of the sky the power amounts to that of all changes of the universe concentrated on a point. Therefore, it is possible that you surpass your opponent even if you were a small man while he is a giant guy.
And when you offend the opponent you should thrust him with your killing spirit at first, catch him with your piercing sight the next, and then control him with your motion. The world is the mind. However changeful he may be he cannot make more change than a mind, and however speedy he may be he cannot escape from the reach of your sight. Therefore, there is none that you cannot control over when you reconcile intention, sight and movement in one. This is why you can control over anyone with Taekwondo however speedy he may be.
In touch with the earth when you make a Taekwondo's offense of hitting the opponent you only mediate the power of the earth in your blow. At this moment you should keep firm attachment to the ground erasing yourself so that you move with the same weight of the whole earth to strike a blow. The earth is alive. Therefore, every finest part helps one another in harmonious ways of delicate vitality in that motion.
In touch with the empty space when you make a Taekwondo's offense of hitting the opponent you are there just as the concentration of the whole change of the universe on a point and as the man who controls it. At this moment you complete your balance like the essence of cosmic change picturing yourself so that you embody your will in every change to hit him with all of them. The universe lives with freedom. Therefore, every part of your whole body is to be open out of all restrictions and left free at this moment.
Here you are not different from what
you are not. This motion is smooth-mannered with no angle like a circle
where this part and that part constitute one on one hand, and it is so quick
and sudden that it is unseen and momentary since it is like a point which
is empty where its being is same as not being on the other hand.
For all of them you as a Taekwondo man should be able to
make all nerves strained over your body on a sudden with the mind of Mu-Nyom-Mu-Sang(freedom
from all of ideas and thoughts,),
remaining fully relaxed always. Only then the opponent will fall in the
opposition to the world, which you can mediate with harmony since you are
harmonized with his opposition with no opposition.
Your body, which makes all of these possible, should be so strong that its muscles are more tough than that of a cow, your pose, once made, is so firm as made of stone, and your sudden motion is more quick than a popping spring. It is never a brittle rotten wood yet only the hardness of a stone that can mediate the effective opposition between the earth and your opponent, and it is nver the weak thin thread yet only the tough leather strap that can be used in swinging a heavy iron lump.
Since it is like this to hit the opponent with everything of yourself when you hit him in Taekwondo even a slight little motion needs to include every movement of your whole body, and since you move your whole body when you hit him the motion is big and powerful owing to the abundant movement. But it is slight and quick because the whole motion is distributed to and shared by each part of the body. In addition, since every part moves together at a time in accordance it is natural and invisible. Therefore, the opponent cannot defend it.