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


  Chapter 45.
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Harmony of Point, Straight Line and Circle   
 
 

"What's the reason the pose is important in Taekwondo?"

"Because the power of Taekwondo comes from temperance based on correct pose."


 

The right motion of Taekwondo includes point, straight line and circle in one to be a multi-dimensional action. Thus, in the ultimately complete motion, it is not that a point, a straight line and a circle are mixed in a thing but that each of them is same in the oneness. Generally speaking, everything right is to be same as everything beautiful, where we see that the beautufulness of Taekwondo is connected to its rightness.

Some people often say that circular motions are smooth so they should be central always, but this is nothing more than a fragmentary biased judgement. The smoothness of circle can capably be cut by the sharpness of straight line, and nothing can be better than point in unrestrictedness. You can reach the right Taekwondo only when you are not attached to principles but rather free from them. Thus, it is the <Yae(Art)> of following Taekwondo to move in the harmony of the oneness of those three covering all, then the right motion of Taekwondo in oneness of point, straight line and circle is not restricted in a plane, yet it is multi-dimensional. Therefore it is also most changeful.

Since a Taekwondo in the oneness harmonized of those three elements is the Taekwondo of following the ways of Samjae, each of point, straight line and circle is another aspect of each element of Samjae. The hardness and the softness mediate and indwell them to appear in boundlessly changeful modes. Point corresponds to Sky because it resembles the unrestricted boundlessness of the Sky, circle corresponds to earth because it resembles the obedience and the comprehensiveness of the Earth and straight line to Man because it resembles the angularity of the man's will. Observing them in more detailed way point, as it resembles Sky, is unrestricted with no shape so that it exists everywhere, hence it also resembles <Do>. Accordingly, the way of Sky, which keeps everything in its proper position, seeks the position of everything at every time with the preciseness of point. On the other hand straight line is hard, speedy and sharp so that its haste resembles the man's will in its figure while circle is soft but firm at once so that it doesn't go against something. Therefore, the way of Earth is to harmonize yourself with the world as two opposite parts of a circle are different yet harmonized widely in a circle at a time, and the way of Man is to maintain your intention in the harmony with the straightness of beeline. When all of them make a perfect One the power of your motion is not immense but rather most proper.

In all of them the hardness and the softness are connected and turn to each other so that they make one thing. Straight line can be with curve because curve is by straight line and straight line is in curve. Every motion being same each can turn to be straight or curved under the control of your mind and your need. At the same time, however, straight line and curve differ from each other, each of which comes from parts of circles, so they are same when the Taekwondo leading them controls both in one, while they are different when the opponent running against Taekwondo gets controlled over in different ways by cases.

Talking of the difference an actual straight line has its limited length with both ends while a circle is also finite yet has no end. A straight line that has its limit with ends leads temperate concise motions while a circle that is finite but with no end leads lifelike motions that flows continuously. Thus, a straight movement, as it is speedy and sharp, can reach the opponent's body in an action despite of his interruption. The light goes fast because it follows the conciseness of straight line. A punching motion in Taekwondo can be an example. A loose motion that does not keep itself in a straight line is slow so cannot avoid his defense.

On the other hand, a circle has in itself the principle of right motion in the harmony of making different things into One. A part stands opposite to another in a circle yet they are finally united in a thing with no angle. Its motion does not oppose each to another yet promotes them together. The falling technique can be taken for its example. Its basic is a circular movement. In this, the earth and your body, composing this part and that part of a circle, do not hurt each other in the circular harmony. Also we can add another point to the falling technique that you mitigate the shock at your body hitting the ground with your hand or foot, based on the principle of replacing your life with just a part of your body. Therefore, when you have your opponent opposed to the world you control them in straight movements while when you mix yourself in it between them you make your motion circular. All of the movements should be led by unrestricted point.

 

 

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