21 April 2011

ITF Taekwon-Do and Sine Wave as 'Sequential Motion'

Mr Manuel Androgué
Any one interested in the sine wave motion in ITF Taekwon-Do must read Mr Manuel Adrogué's article "ITF Taekwon-Do and Sine Wave as 'Sequential Motion': More Power than What Meets the Eye."

It was originally published in three parts in Totally Tae Kwon Do magazine (May, June, and July 2010), but he has recently made it available as one downloadable PDF-file. Of everything I have ever read about the sine wave motion and its development, this article is arguably the best analysis there is. The only thing I would add to it is the Taekkyeon-connection which brought to Taekwon-Do a relaxed elasticity -- a bounciness, a type of body dropping,  a bobbing motion involving the flexing and bending of the knees.

I highly recommend you read this article. Read it more than once.

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