One of the most challenging things for children is learning proper joint manipulation and getting to Hwa Rang Do’s quick lock-ups. There is a lot of precision needed to align the joints into just the right position to make things work. Especially since children have much greater flexibility than adults, just a few degrees off, and not only does the technique become useless – the error also gives opportunity for the opponent to escape position and counter!
We use an analogy of a roller coaster to help visualize the line that needs to be taken from the beginning of the exchange to flow through all the steps ending in a smooth result. One must keep the angles just right along the way though, but when you arrive – detailed understanding can be seen in the smile of effective results.