JDK's Taekwondo Blog is a contemporary online journal of Traditional Taekwondo.
Training methodology is the secret allowing modern practitioners to access traditional systems.
JDK practices in John Leckie Pavilion, College Park, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia.
The Reaction Hand discusses the reason why Taekwondo practitioners and other hard style martial artists pull the opposite hand back in practice - to generate power and to help drills. It also touches lightly on the difficulty beginning students have with the pulling back of the reaction hand whilst really needing *both* hands during sparring. The Hikite or Reaction hand is a training invention, while there is some strategic validity, it is applied only in a few circumstances. At no point should you defend yourself with one hand at your hip. Colin