A middle ground theory could be that Choi Hong Hi considered the hole concept of SW patterns aesthetics, but that is refuted by listing it along his principles of punching and his various lectures It is curious seeing him refer to traditional blocks as "not making sense" , simply because they don't sink into them. I'm not sure how sinking into a block adds anything but excessive movement. It's supposed to parry an attack. Why would you raise and lower your gravity and then block? How does that make more sense then just blocking right away?