For such an attack you should be able to
have a mind and body of even strength, which will bring
you a reconciled power. Once you move, you should be able
to move all parts together in the most proper manner. After
all, when all movements are concentrated in a motion this
produces a correct motion in Taekwondo. An attack striking
an opponent appears as both periphery and essence of this
movement of everything. It is powerful and fierce.
To take one example, when you strike the opponent with your
fist it should not be merely your fist that moves. Your
foot should kick the ground propelling your body forward,
your body should lend support to your shoulder which in
turn should power the arm, and the arm should drive the
fist with an explosion of force into his body. The same
applies to kicking. Your supporting foot should push the
ground away as you lift the kicking foot and your body should
move forward while the supporting foot should maintain the
balance as you fall suddenly falling forward with your waist.
The waist should then swing the lab and the lab swing the
calf to pierce his center with the tip of the foot.
Every movement of this entire process moves together
with all the others so that even if the motion is performed within
limited space its force can be as powerful as if you had come rushing
from a distance. So in accord is the motion with the change of everything
that though you are light you can produce the power of a heavy mountain.
Since its movement includes spinning and returning its power can
be as sharp and hard as a sword’s edge though its movement
is slow and seemingly soft.
the motion, it arises from a change in Heosil, which relies
in turn on differences of Yin and Yang, Kang and Yu.
You can reconcile the differences of Yin and Yang with those
of Kang and Yu in a harmonized
motion replacing them with the small change of Heosil, and
thus become capable of movements like those described above.
This is to replace the large changes of Heosil in a movement
of long distance with large variations of strain and relaxation
in the bones and muscles, so that you can make up for the
smallness and lightness of your body with the bigness and
heaviness of the earth on which you stand, and fill slowness
and softness with the speed of a straight line and the hardness
of spinning. The best way of mastering this motion is to
calmly control one’s breath with an orderly mind.
This is termed making a small movement large through Do.
How can such an attack be detected and defended against
by an opponent?