What does "do" actually mean?

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  1. mastercole

    mastercole Master Black Belt

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    What is the actual meaning of the word "do" as found in "taekwondo" ?
     
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    [h=1]From here:

    http://www.chinmukwan.com/mastersforumwinter2012/summer2009.html

    "DO: Path, road, method, way. Do is made up of 2 characters. The first character is made up of 辵 walk, walking, or follow the majority. The right character, 首 is "head", "neck", "part of the body connecting head and torso", "leader", "ones life". In ancient times especially in China they displayed the necks or heads of those sacrificed or executed along the path. Thus the character for neck eventually turned synonymous with road. Through this character it has developed to mean, the connecting of the mind and body in a disciplined fashion to venture forth and travel a path of the spiritual pursuit.
    [/h] Taekwon-Do therefore can translate; The Way of striking or smashing with the foot and hand. Through the vigorous discipline of the body using the hand and foot as a martial art training method, ones journey if guided correctly in a proper and strict fashion on the proper path will lead to a spiritual awakening of unifying the mind, body and spirit."
     
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    Ditto, that was the way I was taught and brung up on.
     
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    do: is mind, which resides in the body and arbitrates spirit and body
    do: is principle and ethical regulation of value judgements
    do: is truth and principle of movements and their procedures
    do: is energy, breath, and strength, it arbitrates body and mind123
     

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