Motions

TYPES OF MOTION

NORMAL MOTION (POTONGURO)
The techniques are performed at normal speed with a pause long enough to
show when one move has finished and the next is about to begin. There is one
sine wave motion and one breath control for each technique.

CONTINUOUS MOTION (IOJIN TONGJAK)
This is performed as usual with the exception that there is no pause between the
end of one movement and the start of the next. You should have one breath
control for each technique, but without a pause. Continuous motion always starts
with a block. The main reason for using this kind of motion is to allow an instant
response to the attack, by either blocking the next technique or issuing your own
counter.

CONNECTING MOTION (YON GYOL TONGJAK)
This is performed as usual with the following exceptions: There is no pause
between techniques, there is only one breath control and one sine wave motion,
it is usually impossible to determine where one technique ends and the next
begins. Connecting motion is always with two movements using opposite arms.
One reason for using this kind of motion is where one technique ‘sets up’ the
opponent for an immediate attack.

FAST MOTION (BALLI)
There is a split second pause between the end of one movement and the start of
the next. The sine wave is performed as usual for the first movement but the
second movement has less initial downward motion to save time. You should
breath normally and have one breath for each technique.

SLOW MOTION (CHONCHONHI)
This is performed with one sine wave and one breath control but is performed in
slow motion. Unlike continuous, connecting and fast motion, this motion can be
for one technique on its own. The reason for this type of motion is to develop
balance, breath control and timing.