GM Park – Pattern speeds and sine wave study

GM Park explains sine wave in 1992 seminar in England.

GM Park – Extra moves

Slow motion – movement is performed slowly with slow breathing. This is used to emphasize an important movement and to check balance and control.

Fast motion – urgent and aggressive, normal breathing. Fast motion is nearly always attacks – mainly two punches. Short-cut your sinewave – spring straight from the first movement into the next.

Continuous motion – link the movements together with no pause between the end of one movement and the start of the next. Breath in once then out in a continuous flow of air but emphasizing each movement. Try to link the moments smoothly, with grace and beauty. (Continuous movements always start with a block).

Connecting motion – complete the two movements with one breath and one sinewave. Connecting motion is always with two movements using opposite arms.

– “Releasing motion”, is a releasing technique

– “Consecutive kick”, “do not put your foot on the ground after the first kick”

– “quick” – used for single movements so means “do it quickly”, as apposed to fast motion, which describes how two or more movements should be performed together.


Sine wave Study

This is an analysis of how sine wave is performed in pattern movements in relation to fast, continuous and connecting motion. This is based on watching Gen. Choi and others perform the movement at various seminars over the years.

There seems to be 4 ways of moving from one movement on to the next, as listed below:

Full sinewave means once the first movement is complete, you then drop your weight down, up, then down again as you complete the next movement (down/up/down).

2/3 sinewave means completing the first movement, moving straight up then down to complete the next movement (up/down).

1/3 sinewave means you are already up at the completion of the first movement, so then drop down into the next (down).

Fast motion

Full

2/3

1/3

None

Do-San 15-16, 19-20 (punches)

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Yul-Gok 2-3, 5-6 (punches)

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Yul-Gok 9-10,13-14 (punches)

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Joong-Gun 15-16,18-19 (release/punch)

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Hwa-Rang 18-19 (tkick/tkick/kh guard)

*(block)

*(kicks)

Choong-Moo 14-15 (tkick/bkick)

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Ge-Baek 3-4 (punches)

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22-23 (tkick/flying s kick)

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Choong-Jang 46-47 (punches)

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Yoo-Sin 2-3 (angle punches)

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34-35, 36-37 (DFA/low bk)

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Choi Yong 21-22 (pressing bks)

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Ul-Ji 11 (X-stance drop)

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So-San 5-6, 7-8 (kh bk/punch)

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39-40, 47-48 (punches)

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Tong-Il 5-6 (punches)

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14-15 (punches)

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20-21 (punches)

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Continuous motion

Full

2/3

1/3

None

Dan Gun 13-14 (low bk/rising bk)

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Toi-Gye 7-8 (pressing bk/vert punch)

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Po-Eun 6-12, 24-30 (blocks-punches)

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Ge-Baek 5-6 (rising bk, low bk)

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37-38 (low guardg bks)

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Eui-Am 5-6, 18-19 (down bk/rising bk)

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Sam-Il 30-31 (inward bk/punch)

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Yoo-Sin 16-17, 18-19 (hook/punch)

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20-21, 25-26 (press/rising)

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Ul-Ji 2-3 (pressing/rising)

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So-San 52-53, 57-58 (low bk/punch)

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71-72 (kh guarding/punch)

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Connecting motion

Full

2/3

1/3

None

Yul-Gok 16-17, 19-20 (hooking/punch)

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Ge Baek 9-10, 29-30 (scoop/punch)

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Yoo-Sin 10-11, 14-15 (scoop/punch)

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Moon-Moo 28-29, 37-38 (scoop/punch)

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How Easily the Ego Can Seduce You

We’ve been seeing a lot of ego-centered attitudes flying around Washington with the deficit mess, the frustrating GOP presidential wannabes and in London with the unbelievable Murdoch fiasco.

Seems like the more power one has, the more the ego dominates: Me and my opinions are more important than the needs of others. There is no limit to the damage a powerful ego can cause, from the arrogant conviction that our own opinions are only right ones and everyone should be made to agree, to wielding and abusing responsibility and authority at the expense of other people’s lives and freedoms.

The ego could be the least understood of all our human qualities. It’s the “me” bit that gives us our sense of ourselves. This is not necessarily good or bad, except when selfishness dominates our thoughts, feelings and perceptions. A positive sense of self gives us confidence and purpose, but a more negative and self-centered ego makes us unconcerned with other people’s feelings; it thrives on the idea of “me first” and impels us to cry out, “What about me? What about my feelings?”

The purpose of the ego is to be in control, and so it keeps us focused in the realm of “me-ness.” It makes us believe we are the cleverest, best informed and most important, as easily as it makes us feel unworthy, unlovable and certainly not good enough to be happy. It is this misguided sense of self that is the root cause of so much distress, both in our own lives and in the world: wars are fought, families split and friends are forgotten due to this misunderstanding.

Fostering the delusion that only “I” is important, that me and mine must come before us and ours, the ego makes us believe we are something, that this something is different, special and unique, and that we are separate from everything and everyone else. When we become aware of our essential unity and oneness with all beings, then the ego becomes redundant and loses its job. It will, therefore, do whatever it has to in order to perpetuate its employment.

Creating the illusion that we are the dust on the mirror, the ego ensures that we believe we could never be so beautiful as the radiant reflection beneath the surface. Yet how extraordinary to believe that we cannot be free when freedom is our true nature!

Hypothetically, all we need to do is let go of the focus on “me,” of our sense of separateness, our need for distinction, the grasping and clinging to our story. But this is far easier said than done.

In India the ego is represented by a coconut, as this is the hardest nut to crack. Traditionally, the coconut is offered to the guru or teacher as a sign of the student’s willingness to surrender his or her ego and let go of self-obsession. Such a symbolic gesture shows that the ego is considered to be a great obstacle on the spiritual path and an even greater impediment to developing true kindness and compassion.

As we evolve in consciousness, we move from the animal-like state of preservation and survival to developing our own identity as a separate individual. In the process we become more self-centered. The next step is the development of the true individual — one who experiences no separation between self and other and awakens loving kindness. We always remind ourselves what the Dalai Lama said to us when we met with him: We are all equal here. The depth of this statement always connects us to our humility.

The need to reach the top of the mountain, to accomplish our desires and be successful, is the natural impulse to move toward experiencing greater happiness. The difficulty lies in believing that success means being all-powerful; we forget that there is a difference between being powerful in the sense of being egotistic and controlling, and being powerful meaning full of loving kindness and compassion. True power is not corruptive or abusive, as we are seeing in Washington and London; it transcends greed and serves for the benefit of all.

Meditation cultivates awareness so we are able to see the ego at play, how manipulative and self-serving it can be and how it easily dominates our behavior. Such a reflective practice gives us the experience of no separation and reveals genuine compassion.

How does your ego rule you?

By  Ed and Deb Shapiro