"AN OLD PROVERB SAYS THAT, 'EVEN HEAVEN CANNOT MAKE A DILIGENT WORKER POOR' HOWEVER, IN TAEKWON-DO , DILIGENCE OR INTENSIVE TRAINING ALONE DOES NOT PRODUCE QUALITY TECHNIQUES. ON THE CONTRARY, INSTRUCTIONS FROM A FALSE, OR UNQUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR, WOULD BE WORSE THAN NOT BEING TAUGHT AT ALL; BECAUSE, UNSCIENTIFIC MOVEMENTS NOT ONLY REDUCE THE POWER, BUT REQUIRE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME TO CORRECT"
-- GENERAL CHOI HONG HI (1918-2002)
1. To study the theory of power thoroughly (Reaction Force, Concentration, Equilibrium, Breath Control, Mass, Speed, and Speed and Reflex).
2. To understand the purpose and method of each movement clearly.
3. To bring the movement of the eyes, hands, feet and breath into a single coordinated action.
4. To choose the appropriate attacking tool for each vital spot.
5. To become familiar with the correct angle and distance for attack and defense.
6. Keep both the arms and legs bent slightly while the movement is in motion.
7. All movements must begin with a backward motion with very few exceptions. However, once the movement is in motion it should not be stopped before reaching the target.
8. To create a sine wave during the movement by utilizing the knee spring properly.
9. To exhale briefly at the moment of each blow except a connecting motion.