SHARPSHOOTING IN THE DOJANG
As a martial artist, you should train to hit specific targets such as the ones described here, Suh said. “When you’re a beginner, precision is not the most important thing, but by the time you’re a black belt, you should have no problem doing this.
“Targeting pressure points is more effective than just kicking any part of the body. When you hit a pressure point on a person who’s not used to it, he won’t know what’s happening. He’s probably never felt that before. Most people, especially criminals, think they’re very strong. They have no idea what getting hit in a pressure point is like. And they know the strike wasn’t that strong, which makes them even more shocked by the effect the technique is having.”
Of course, hitting a small target on a moving person is challenging, Suh noted. Consequently, precision and speed are more important than power. “Precision means your foot is more likely to hit its target, and speed means that if it doesn’t, you have a better chance of kicking again and having it work. That’s why it’s so important to practice year after year.”
To be continued in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Black Belt. For more information about the World Kuk Sool Association, visit kuksoolwon.com.