As you know what your motion
should be like and you know what points you should attack and what points
you should not, then, riding the flow of <Heo> and <Sil>,
you can succeed in your offense at the opponent.
What are <Heo>
and <Sil>? What has its appearance that has nothing intended
in real is called <Heo>, while, on the contrary, what is filled
with intention to do something regardless its appearance is called <Sil>.
As you know, the "I" is empty, so there can be no constant substantial subject
of pursuit so that the counter change of <Heo> and <Sil>
in every case continues with no stop relying on its emergent conditions
and what each of your and the opponent's will intends. This change is boundless
so that it can be compared to that of Yin/Yang of <Yeok> on
one hand, while there is no perfect completion at all, on the other hand.
Distinguishing something and intending to do it belong only to matters of
man who has his own will, so <Heo> and <Sil> are
to be discerned with division to a rise or a fall of each. The world, however,
cares nothing to distinguish nothing either for itself so that <Heo>
and <Sil> are mixed in infinite change, thus there is neither
what is not <Heo> nor what is not <Sil>. Therefore,
the existence of each is also boundless. It is because Taekwondo man wants
to imitate this virtue of the world that he erases himself up to delete
every distinction on what he desires to do.
Why is it difficult to get control over the opponent with
your successful offense at him without riding the change and the flow of
<Heo> and <Sil>? It is due to that the opponent whom
you face in Taekwondo is not a mere thing like a stone or a wood but a living
and moving man, who has what he intends with what he avoids. To live is
to adapt yourself. The infinite capacity of adaptation is the substance
of life. Since the opponent adapts himself to the change pursuing what he
wants you can get easy control over him only when you restrict his adaptation
along the flow of <Heo> and <Sil>, through which
you can catch him with more ease. This is the difference between catching
a fish swimming in water and catching a stone put under water.
How to ride the flow of <HeoSil>? Only after
you know how it can be, then you can know how to ride it. Emptyness of what
you intend to do is <Heo> while its fullness <Sil>.
On the other hand, what is to be filled is <Heo> while what is
to be emptied <Sil>. Therefore, <Sil> is followed
by <Heo> while <Heol> is by <Sil>. And
<Heo> contains <Sil>
while <Sil> contains <Heo>. Each of them all
cannot be distinguished ultimately. So, you
can have <Heo> as <Sil> and <Sil> as
<Heo>, and it is so changeful that each of both follows including
the other, which makes the flow of <HeoSil>.
As you know all of them you can ride its flow in three ways.
To have your tide and balance empty saving your distance with a faint motion
of no fullness on one hand, and have yourself prepared for the next motion
in your own rhythm i.e. form filled motions hidden by faint motions on the
other hand, which is the first. The second is that you should tempt the
opponent into your full blind point doing both of erasing and picturing
yourself to have him opposed to the world, which is to put a full bait in
an empty trap. The third is that you have your empty self opposed to him
managing yourself with your full self at the same time, to have <Heo>
as <Sil> and <Sil> as <Heo> so that
you catch the difference between his <Heo> and <Sil>
with the help of the sameness of your <Heo> and <Sil>.
These three ways to control the opponent riding the flow
of <HeoSil> are both same and different, and you can know
that they are same as you understand TAEKWONDO. If
you master how to control <HeoSil> in this manner you will
be familiar with the Taekwondo distance. For <Sil> is owing
to what you want to do, which, when emptied, makes <Heo>, so
that you can have the distance close to the opponent with <Sil>
and far from him with <Heo> at once. Therefore, the distance
between two Taekwondo men always changes continuously even when they stay
standing on their spots like posts.
Your ideal Taekwondo's motion, which rides the flow of <HeoSil>,
always avoids the opponent's <Sil> stabbing his <Heo>,
and turns your <Heo> to <Sil> along the continuous
change. You can find <Heo> of what he thinks with balances of
simplicity and complexity. You should find out <Heo> of his
motion with harmony of the slow and fast. All of these , when coupled with
one another, make the 'preceding attack' with the 'counter attack', and
generate the 'faint motion' with the 'filled motion'.
It is called "preceding attack" to precede the opponent's
filled preparation so as to stab its <Heo> in a fast tide. The
preceding attack should precede three; it should precede his motion, it
should precede his waiting and it should precede his expectation. It
is called "counter attack" to have yourself harmonized in his attack of
big change in <HeoSil> so as to stab his empty point with
what you are full of. The counter attack
also should catch three; it should catch the crevice of his motion, it should
catch what he failed thinking of in his preparation and it should catch
what is not firm in his tide.
There is a motion, of which the figure is full, yet of which
the substance is empty, and thus which is not an attack even if it looks
like an attack and which is not a defense even if it looks like a defense.
We call it "a faint motion". To the contrary, there is also a motion, which
is a sharp attack at his core as an attack, and which also can be a defense
good enough for protection of yourself as a defense, regardless its appearance.
We call it "a filled motion". Every motion, even if it might be a faint
motion, can turn to a filled motion with no confusion whenever needed, while,
on the contrary, every filled motion also can be emptied whenever needed,
when there is no distinguishing a faint motion from a filled motion. This
is doing both of <Heo> and <Sil> in a motion.
When you stab a <Heo> in his motion you can
precede the motion while when you precede his expectation you can stab the
<Heo> of his thinking. As there is no difference between preceding
his preparation and stabbing his empty part with your fullness there is
no difference between a preceding attack and a counter attack either in
that manner above.o
The principle that controls every change of <HeoSil>
can be summed up in a clause; to stab your <Heo> for yourself
in order rather to get control over the opponent. The best way to deceive
him is to deceive yourself and if you want to change the world you should
change yourself at first. In this way, you can get control over him with
no mistake since you are rather empty scattered in truth as you know your
own <Heo> allowing it, which is again a perfect <Sil>.
Even if each of and looks different to those who make blind
distinctions, each is not separated ultimately from the other, and its fundamental
essence is the <Heo> in no willing of the world. But in the willing
of man the fundamental essence is <Sil>. Therefore, you can get
useful <Heo> only after you have gotten <Sil> through
continuous training. These are on same principle as of that you can go over
distinctions only after you have understood the distinction.