If you harmonize your movements with those of the opponent, you may defeat the opponent. If you synchronize yourself with the body and mind of your opponent, you may control the opponent's movement. To create harmony, your mind must be clear, calm, and hold no fear. Your mind must be congruent with that of the opponent. You may do this by submitting to the opponent's attack. Instead of resisting an attack, submit to it and flow with it, using the opponent's attack against him or her. When the opponent pushes, you pull. When the opponent pulls, you push. You conquer by not resisting, instead you link yourself to the opponent's movements, causing the opponent to over extend, loose balance, and be vulnerable to a counter-attack.
Taekwondo is a defensive martial art; therefore, it is mainly concerned with neutralizing an attack. Neutralization uses evasion of the initial attack, command and control of action, deflection, and nonresistance. Evasion is when one avoids the initial attack either by leaving or by not presenting a target for attack. Command and control is when one directs the action rather than being controlled by the action. Deflection is the redirection of an attack so it causes no harm to the defender in a way that does not harm the attacker. Nonresistance is when one does not resist the pushing or pulling of an attacker and instead goes with the attack and combines his or her strength, weight, and movement with those of the attacker to defeat the attacker.
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