is the first and the most important factor of Kyorugi and any kind
Here we talked a little about fear: how to control it, and what to
think about it.
- Whitebelt: I talked to my instructor
about it and he said it would be great to do. He is very interested
in knowing how you teach
- Whitebelt: He was very interested in my Tkd lessons in Korea last
- Blue: Concerned with teaching method, I'm proud of mine. ^^
- Whitebelt: So I told him all about how you taught me. I think he
would love to see more of your teaching
- Whitebelt: He watched the video with me many times where you were
- Blue: I was not good when I was beginner, and I had many questions
and demands in my mind about TKD that no one explained. So I had to
investigated all of them for myself.
- Whitebelt: How can you learn on your own?
- Blue: Actually, your master must be better than me in TKD, and that
must be why good masters cannot understand their students in details.
- Whitebelt: What do you mean by that?
- Blue: In my case, I relied on the principles, which are obvious
and simple, and I had to investigated mankind itself for better understanding
- Whitebelt: I know that he gets very frustrated with me when I do
not kick right
- Blue: Yes, usaully, the better masters are, the worse their teachings
work for beginners. Instead they can teach good skilled people better,
- Whitebelt: I am very much into Tkd right now. I love it and I want
to learn it right. I want to learn faster than I am. I went to gym
5 times this week, and I still feel like my learning is not improving
enough. In addition to going to classes, what could I do? You said
you investigated mankind itself, what do you mean?
- Blue: About investigations on Mankind... for example, it is difficult
to get good technique of competition. Many people come to think those
technics are difficult, simplly. In my case, I looked into my experience,
and I found out the 'fear', the first thing I met in competition.
- Whitebelt: It is so cool to be able to talk to you like this. I
feel so fortunate to have friends that can give me great insight to
things like this. I thank you for that.
- Blue: As we begin competition, as beginner, we cannot think, we
cannot listten, we cannot move as we've learned, but just move instinctively.
It is unavoidable. Then, for better technique of competition, for
example, we have to think how to overcome the fear first.
- Whitebelt: Yes, you are absolutely right about the fear. I do have
a lot of that when we practise in class, the fear of getting hurt
- Blue: Oh, not at all. It is my pleasure too, to talk with you, who
loves TKD, regardless your technic were good or not.
- Blue: Yes, the fear, I explain to my students quite often. And it
is natural, and we can think of how to overcome it.
- Whitebelt: How do you overcome it? Just by doing it? Just by sparring
- Blue: The first thing is to contemplate it with reason. Second,
we need to get used to the situation.
- Blue: To contemplate it is to think what would be the worst result
of losing the game. With the protectors, we can be basically safe
in the game. I may not shed some blood, and we may not be broken of
our bones. We may feel some pain when struck, but it must not be serious
in most cases. With fear, we can imagine worse thngs we should be
desperate to avoid, but mos of them is not common.
- Whitebelt: That is very helpful insight. I am going to think about
- Blue: In the most cases we need to consider, we cannot be injured
so seriously. Then, we can get the conclusion that some part of our
fear, at lest, are illusiionary.
- Whitebelt: Yes, that is so right. Our mind is a powerful thing.
- Blue: Observer those who lost in competition, and see whet they
lost for their defeat. Almost nothing.
- Whitebelt: What would you say to someone who lost an important competition
that they thought that they were going to win?
- Blue: Some cases, the lose more, although trivial, when they have
fear in mind the interrupts your easy movements.
- Blue: The poeple, who lost their own important thing in competition
as you told me, has stronger passion for victory than fear, so we
need almost absolutely different thing to tell them.
- Whitebelt: What is the absolutely different thing?
- Blue: The fear, which we are talking about, matters to those who
has so strong fear that they cannot control their game because of
- Whitebelt: Really?
- Blue: Let's suppose one, who wants to win the game for some reason,
and it is desperate. Then fear will not matter so much. Instead, the
result will matter more than his inner fear.
- Blue: And we are talking about the fear beginners come to have always,
whenever they beigin the game even just for fun.
- Whitebelt: Yes, I get it. I am talking about my Master, he just
lost at the Nationals and it was very hard on him. I did not know
what to tell him
- Blue: In that case, like your master, it is not the matter of mental
fear, but that of actual ability or actual result that they want to
accomplish with all of this effort.
- Whitebelt: yes, he worked so hard for that competition.
- Blue: Everyone has fears, thinking if he cannot get what he should
get or wants to get seriously. It is quite different from the blind
fear beginners cannot stop at even easy competition with collegues.
- Whitebelt: That all is very interesting.
- Blue: Yes, ' the blind fear' is what we're talking about now.
- Whitebelt: I am wondering about something else too. What type of
video would be most beneficial for me to take and send to you?
- Blue: The blind fear can be distinguished from the somewhat reasonable
fear, which should be called as "worry".
- Blue: The videos on your technique or movement that you failed to
correct or developed.
- Whitebelt: I will try to do it this week. I can not wait for your
- Whitebelt: Can you believe that I still have problems sometimes
to do the round kick properly? And with enough power.
- Blue: It is not easy to make movie files of many things, according
to my experience. You have to prepare for that particularly. So try
to make movie when you cannot find some solution of our problem in
spite of another person's advices.
- Blue: Yes.
- Blue: Almost everyone has something more to advance even in their
- Whitebelt: Yes, that makes sense. That is just what Master Park
keeps telling me.
- Whitebelt: It is 11.30 pm and I should get to bed. I have really
enjoyed talking with you and I hope we can do it more. I feel like
I had a private TKD lesson. I feel very priviledged
- Blue: OK. I need to stop dialogue now to help my wife. ^^
- Blue: See you again.
- Whitebelt: Good bye Take care.