TRAINING SECRETS OF TAEKWON-DO
An old proverb says that even heaven
cannot make a diligent worker poor. However, in Taekwon-Do, diligence or intensive training alone does not produce
quality techniques. On the contrary, instructions from a false or unqualified instructor would be worse than not being taught
at all because unscientific movements not only reduce the power but require a tremendous amount of time to correct. On the
other hand, under the proper guidance of a competent instructor, a student who trains earnestly with dedication will learn
the true techniques of Taekwon-Do in a comparatively short period of time with less effort.
Students should keep
in mind the following secrets:
1) To study the theory of power thoroughly.
2) To understand the purpose and method
of each movement clearly.
3) To bring the action of eyes, hands, feet and breath into one single coordinated action.
4) To choose the appropriate attacking tool for each vital spot.
5) To become familiar with the correct angle and distance
for attack and defence.
6) Keep both the arms and legs bent slightly while movement is in motion.
7) All movements
must begin with a backward motion with very few exceptions. However, once the movement is in motion it should not be stopped
before reaching the target.
8) To create a sine wave during the movement by utilizing the knee spring properly.
To exhale briefly at the moment of each blow excepting a connecting motion.
THEORY OF POWER
· Reaction Force
· Level and Sink (sine curve)
Kicks Return To Chamber
· Hand and Foot Coordination
· Hip Rotation
· Knee Spring
· Lighten Body (minimize body fat)
Preparation (pull in opposite direction)
· Snapping Impact
Straight Line Technique
· Work outward From Mass (co-sin curve)
· Tensing On Impact
Increase Muscle Mass
· Centering Striking Point With Mass
· High Knee In Kicking
· Breath Control
· Eye Itensity
· Mental Clarity
· Timing And Distance