What Constitutes the Entire Contents of PPT?
me introduce the rough contents of this writing briefly.
This book is made up of 8 divisions and 64 chapters totally.
It would not be proper to explain the content of each chapter. Thus the content
of each division will be presented.
Division 1 "Harmony" (Chapter 1-6) explains the definition
of Taekwondo and the concept of Do(?) and Life in Taekwondo philosophy. This
part discusses the philosophical foundation of the philosophical principles
of Taekwondo, which may be the most abstract and difficult part for almost people.
If it were too difficult to understand, you can skip this part at first and
come back with understanding on another parts later.
Division 2 "Principles" (Chapter 7-13) explains concretely
the more immediate concepts to Taekwondo; The enemy and the opponent, thinking
with your entire self, the meaning of practicing Taewkondo, the interrelationship
between Samjae and the change. It can be said this explanation provide a theory
where Taekwondo is connected directly to the philosophy. Accordingly, this part
will be the essence of Taekwondo, while it may seem to be still abstract and
difficult. The ways of Sky, Earth, and Man is going to be explained from here
Division 3 "Samjae " (Chapter 14-22) investigates
the more concrete philosophical principles in the motions of Taekwondo. Since
this division was named "Samjae" this part explains principles of
Taekwondo comprehensively according to the scheme of Samjae. And this part
also explains the various aspects of the good motions of Taekwondo, which include
detailed explanations on the spiritual principles as same as those of motions.
And it explains that each two ways of Samjae when coupled make distance, tide
and balance each by each, in addition to the explanations on the ideal distance,
tide, and balance.
Division 4 "On Skills" (Chapter 23-29) explains the
concrete principles and some important factors of Taekwondo skills. I compare
the ideal motion of Taekwondo to that of water in this explanation. In addition
to that, I explain the subject of a motion should control with rhythm his and
his opponent's motions, also with explanations of how to find out his blind
point, of the regular spots of vital points, of the basic skills of attacking
and defending in Taekwondo.
Division 5 "Attack and Defense" (Chapter 30-39) explains
the attacking and defending techniques with its principle. This part will provide
the standards of making a pose and a motion, how to control your own mind when
you continue your movements, the source of the powerful attack and the principle
of the attacking technique, the ideal method of uniting attacks and defenses
with its principle and so on. And chapter 39 will explain the main principle
of managing the whole fighting as continuous attacks and defenses; the explanation
of the ultimate strategy.
Division 6 is "How to Weapon" (Chapter 40-47). Here,
the "weapon" refers to every kind of tools used in attacks and defenses
of Taekwondo. It implies the weapon in an abstract dimension. This conception
presupposes implicitly that the principles of Taekwondo are not confined within
using the hands and feet, but can be applied to using swords and guns and even
to controlling military and political power. And the beauty of Taekwondo, which
is explained in this division, does not imply the mere epistemological one but
the comprehensive beauty that we can experience internally in our motions. So
I hope this concept can also be applied to dance.
Division 7 "On Poomsae" (Chapter 48-55) presents the
philosophical foundation of Poomsae that constitutes a main training process.
I begin my explanation from the implication of poomsae and the right training
process, to the explanations on basic motions, which compose poomsaes. Those
contents explain the significance of basic motions, their principles required
in training of those basic motions and the reasons for them, based on the ways
Division 8 is "The Basics" (Chapter 56-64). Since
the implications of basic motions already have been explained in the division
7, the implication of the basics means the foundation of Taekwondo as the principle.
This division explains the process of the growth you experience in the Taekwondo
training and its meaning, and then the spiritual and physical implication of
beginning the training and its difficulty. And the entirety will be explained
in the relations with the whole life. The foundation of Taekwondo is the man's
What is Taekwondo Philosophy?
What is the Philosophical Principle of Taekwondo(PPT)?
What are the Relations between Taekwondo Philosophy and Traditional Oriental Philosophy
What Concepts of Oriental Philosophy to Explain Taekwondo Philosophy?
5. What Constitutes the
Entire Contents of PPT? (Rough Contents)
What Are the Basic Theoretical Schemes of Taekwondo Philosophy?
What is Taekwondo?