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Theory of Power

The Theory of Power (Him Ui Wolli) is concerned with obtaining 100% of a persons potential power through the mathematical application of TaeKwonDo technique. Power (Wiryok) can be applied correctly to a technique by a combination of several variables. Correct application requires selecting the correct technique for the purpose and to deliver in a coordinated manner with the eyes, feet, hands, breath and body mass.

Acceleration Speed (Sokdo) – For a given mass, the greater the speed through which it may accelerate. Determines the force it imparts to a target upon impact. It also governs, through the Speed it posses, the Kinetic Energy of the Mass.

Reaction Force (Bandong Ryok) – Utilisation of an equal and opposite force which effectively doubles the delivered impact to a Target.

Twisting or Piercing (Jirugi) – The twisting of the Body Mass or Limb at the Point of Impact to a target.

Mass (Zilyang) – For a given speed, larger masses will possess a higher momentum and greater kinetic energy.

Concentration (Jip Joong) – The application of an impact force to a small target area so as to increase it’s effect.

Equilibrium (Kyun Hyung) – The Dynamic and Static balance which a technique relies upon is a function of it’s stance, weight distribution and generated acceleration.

Breath Control (Hohup Jojul) – Used to control stamina and direct Focus and Concentration by the utilisation of the powerful respiratory muscles and augmenting of Mental Alertness.


“TaeKwonDo” – General Choi Hong-Hi


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