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


  Chapter 43.
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Controling Weapon with Mind   
 
 

"I have no courage, and I cannot grow my indignation, either."

"That's O.K, if you have strong love for others instead. That's enough."


 

A weapon, which has its own will anywhere, both inside and outside of your body like above, doesn't differ from your hand or foot nor from yourself. This weapon is already a part of Taekwondo man's body. It is a natural law that every part of your body cannot help moving together even when only a little part moves, so you should follow this principle in using a weapon too. Thus, you should handle a weapon not only with your hands but also with your body when you use it. This means, you should turn your body aside the way of the weapon and it finds its proper place relying on the movement of your body. It makes no difference at all whether your body moves more than the weapon or vice versa, for such a superficial difference of a motion is not important in TAEKWONDO. Given the perfect harmony of a weapon and your body it is neither the hand nor the body but the mind itself that truly moves the weapon. The ultimate reality of Taekwondo is nothing but the mind.

The position of the weapon, which is under the control of your mind, ought to be between you and your opponent, and it should protect you and attack him at once all the way between you and him. This betweenness does not only mean the spatial gap between you and him. That your weapon exists wherever and whenever you need it in boundless changes so it can move and change all the way at the best place to protect you and attack him, this is the full meaning of saying that the weapon must exist between you and him. You as a Taekwondo man can find this way with your skilled mind.

Like this every weapon, regardless of a hand and a foot or a sword and a spear, moves under the control by one mind, and although it has various distinctive figures it has only one essence. Thus, an enlightened Taekwondo man uses all kinds of weapons with no difficulty just as <Do> controls everything with no difficulty. Given a sword in your hand Taekwondo will be a good skill of the sword if you regard it just as an extension of your hand or your foot, and given a stick Taekwondo will be a perfect skill of using a stick only if you take it for a part of your body. This is why we call it TAEKWONDO with the name of <Do>. If there is something that cannot include the best skills of using a sword or using a stick in its oneness it cannot be the perfect TAEKWONDO. <Do> penetrates everything to its oneness.

 

 

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