Free-Style Fighting as taught by Master Son is a non-contact
unarmed combat substitute for real life-threatening situations. Street fighting is
serious with no second chances. Free-style fighting offers the student
unlimited opportunities to refine self defense techniques that work, and
eliminate those that don't work for the individual student. The student
must also work on self control so that adverse emotions will have little if no
effect on the ability to protect themselves at all times.
The objective is to have full control of ones body and emotions at all times so that all
offensive attacks can be delivered with full power and speed that can
break several inches of wood, with accuracy within one inch of the intended
target. The Tae Kwon Doist may use all kicks, punches, blocks, counter
attacks or any combination of such. In football, a good defense will win
many games. In Tae Kwon Do, a good defense allows the fighter the
opportunity for a counterattack to take out an opponent, in addition to
protecting themselves from the attack.
White belts do not
participate in free-style fighting since they do not have enough control for attacks or
blocks to be safe and effective. This is where
Three Step Sparring and watching upper belts spar prepares the white
belt for free-style fighting.