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Taekwondo Bible, Vol.1  
<<Division 6. How to Weapon>>


  Chapter 42.
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There Be No Difference Between Weapon and Something Else    
 
 

"What's the reason that not the man who has strength but the man who lowers his pose wins?"

"Because chances flow from pride to humility just as water moves from up to down.


 

There are various styles of martial arts in the world, and they use bare hands and feet sometimes and use swords or spears another times in fighting and controlling over the opponent. Most common people distinguish each of them from another, but anyone can understand everything is same based on the same ultimate principles when he has learned some of them up to certain level. Therefore, while a sword differs from a spear and a hand from a foot, the motion of using each is same as another, and it is Taekwondo man's sight that sees their sameness over those visible distinctions and it is the Taekwondo man's mind that knows the sameness. Everything can be a weapon to this Taekwondo man, who makes use of any along one principle.

What is a weapon? Every tool can be called a weapon if you use it to control over your opponent. This weapon should always be just like a part of your body no matter whether it were a hand or a foot that has been given in your birth or a sword or a bat that you've acquired later. Being a part of your body the weapon should express your intention in mind to the world. Thus, whether or not something can be your weapon depends on whether or not you can expend your will freely through it.

Since a weapon in Taekwondo should be a part of your body you who practice Taekwondo ought to strengthen muscles that unites it with your body not only with the powerful force but also with the swiftness so that you can accord your mind with the change of nature when you train your body. And when you handle a weapon that does not belong to your natural body you ought to strengthen your hand with particular parts of skin and muscles before it and your body share a life under control by a will.

In the training of Taekwondo your bones will be hardened and your joints strengthened although you get some callus on your hands and feet sometimes, all of which are to be formed because they are necessary for your body to express your will best. When you handle a weapon like a sword or a spear you cannot avoid hands' blisters and muscleaches in training to use it, for this is unavoidable pain in the process of uniting them into your body. It is just like the pains you cannot avoid in the operation when another's internal organ is transplanted in your body. However, you should also remember nothing can be desirable if it overflows, for it will ruin the balance of your whole even though it can strengthen your hands and feet with the weapon partly.

It is proper that you as a Taekwondo man should weaponize your whole through the training of weapons. The life can be a best weapon for itself while it can also be a lethal weapon to itself at the same time. Only after you can handle and use a weapon like your own body from the training of Taekwondo the sword or the spear, which is not a part of your natural body, then obtains its own life as if it moves for itself in your hands. Otherwise, nothing can be used as a good weapon, and a thousand weapons cannot be as good as one that is united in your body.

 

 

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