korean karate

Soulmate!Jeonghan

(notes! Almost done with seventeen! Whoop whoop! Request please!)

•Okay so this is the one that is that one day, for 24 hours you switch bodies with your soulmate
•you never know what day, it happens randomly

•okay so you’re literally terrified of switching bodies one day
•the day your grandma told you about her experience, how when she was thirteen she woke up in a prison cell
•that she never tried to meet her soulmate because he was years older then her, and a murder
•and she was told when she had tried to reach out to him, years later, had Killed himself
•you sobbed to say the least
•what if you got stuck, in your soulmates body
•or if he did something terrible in your body
•what if your soulmate had just murdered somebody???
•in order to fight this dumb fear, but somehow valid fear
•you learned a bunch of skills
•learning Korean, Chinese, cooking, karate
•when you mastered something, you moved on
•you took singing classes too, but in your words, ‘the guy looks like he’d slice my throats if I sang the wrong note’
•but you’re thirteen, and your voice is pretty scratchy and breaks
•so you’re just like ????
•what else is he expecting???

•the fear gets better as you age
•thankfully
•but you still feel a little strange
•and you never know when it’ll happen
•or what language they speak
•so you’re learning a few more
•and you have post it notes stuck around your house in the languages you do speak
•little notes next to the bed, saying your name, age, and preferred pronouns
•notes in the kitchen saying what to eat, if you’re on diet
•and directions to where you work
•and where you go to school
•and emergency phone numbers in case something happens
•your friends all like to make fun of the neon post it notes strung around your apartment
•but you shrug the jokes aside
•"better safe than sorry"

•so one day as you’re walking back from your part time job
•you feel off somehow
•like you’re on auto pilot
•as if someone else is controlling your body
•shaking it off as tiredness
•you hurry to get home, and sleep
•once you get inside and lock the door behind you
•you hurry up and eat dinner
•and go into the bedroom
•throwing yourself on the bed
•feeling yourself drift off, you curled yourself up under the blanket

•sitting up as you hear a bunch of movement around
•"hyung!“
•someone whined
•making you realize 'oh shit’
•throwing your legs over the side of the bed
•you sat up, looking around at your surroundings
•there was another boy on next to you on the bed and two talking in the doorway
•"hello?”
•you asked the boys, hoping that they spoke one of the languages you did
•"hyung is speaking English?“
•the boy from the hallway questioned
•so it was Korean, and luckily you did speak it
•and there were Korean post it notes hung around the house
•so he should be fine
•hopefully
•standing up, you walked to where a bunch of other males were fooling around
•"wow! Hyung is actually up”
•there was sounds of teasing
•but you were only slightly amused
•since you were in a whole other country!!
•"uhhh I’m not your hyung.“
•you spoke slowly, not used to this voice
•"yeah right”
•a boy with black hair said, with very muscular thighs said
•shaking your head at his response
•"I’m really not, my name is y/n, I’m twenty one years old.“
•you told the seven males in the room (not counting yourself)
•causing them to laugh at your apparently funny joke
•"if you guys laugh one more time, I’m going to go explore wherever this is by myself, exactly how I am now”
•you said in English, kind of angry at the males
•making two of the males in the kitchen stare out you with wide eyes
•looking at the two of them with your eyebrows raised at them
•"I guess you’re not jeonghan.“
•a boy with kind eyes smiled at you
•causing you to smile at him
•waving at the other males, now that you’ve got two of them to believe you
•the boy kind eyes explain the situation
•"I’m Joshua.”
•kind eyes greeted, waving
•"that’s seungcheol, hoshi, jun, Minghao, mingyu, and wonwoo,“
•"the one sleeping in the room, was jihoon, chan and seungkwan were in the doorway. There one more called dokyeom”
•Joshua said pointing at the males
•waving to the males
•you asked what they were doing at the table and what jeonghan usually does
•they laughed when you asked at that
•"nothing.“
•Minghao said, still laughing

•one by one the males left the apartment
•leaving you and jihoon left
•by your count, you had roughly seven hours left
•having slept most of the day
•you were no longer tired
•and jihoon was in the bathroom now
•walking to the bedroom, you looked for some paper, and a writing utensil
•writing your social media on the paper so he could contact you when this was over
•sitting on the bed, you waited for jihoon to get out of the bathroom
•looking at the beige walls
•which had framed pictures on them, most being with the boys you met today
•hearing jihoon’s footsteps coming out
•you asked him if there was a gym, or a library nearby
•making him raise an eyebrow at you but nodded nonetheless
•standing up, you walked out of the room
•and put on a pair of sneakers that he had thankfully
•according to Seungcheol and Joshua
•your soulmate was lazy and mischievous
•he was in good shape so you figured he went to the gym
•your thoughts had been proven true when you looked through his wallet to find a membership card
•the green haired male put on his shoes and lead you out of the apartment
•you were told not to leave unless you were with someone
•when you arrived at the gym, you waved to jihoon and thanked him for bringing you here
•he smiled and waved, leaving you there
•you walked up to the desk, and showed her the membership
•and then you worked out, hoping that would tire you out
•because you really did not want to be awake while the switch happened
• working out for two and a half hours
•you decided you were finished
•walking into the locker room
•trying to figure if you should shower or if you should stay sweaty
•taking a really quick shower should be fine you decided
•standing in the shower, feeling the drops of water trail down your, jeonhan’s body you showered
•when you finished, your shower you dressed back in his clothes
•leaving the gym, you tried to remember the way to his house
•luckily you weren’t too far away and made it
•you had been at the gym for three hours
•you only had four hours left
•so you decided to clean up
•mopping, sweeping, dusting
•not in that order
•you cleaned the whole apartment
•going to the kitchen, you looked around to see what he had
•quickly making some pancakes, leaving some in a plastic container
•putting the extra in the fridge
•walking to the couch, you eat the pancakes while watching tv
•on tv was a show called produce 101
•getting caught into the show, crying when some of the boys cried
•when the episode finished, you put the plate in the sink and washed it, along with the others
•trudging to the bed, you pulled his sweaty gross pants off and threw it into the hamper
•taking off the shirt too and doing the same
•you curled up with the blanket
•falling into a deep sleep quickly

•when you woke up, you quickly sat up
•patting your body, you made sure it was you
•not the male from yesterday
•letting out a sigh of relief when you realized it was in fact your body
•laying back down, you turned to your side
•noticing a neon pink post it next to your yellow ones
•'hello! I’m jeonghan, your soulmate~ thank you for leaving notes~ it helped a lot! Tweet me cutie!’
•under that was a twitter handle
•giggling at his way of writing
•you went back to sleep
•dreaming of the boy with long hair
•playing pranks and cuddling together

•"it’s not fair how pretty you guys are!”
•"shut up seungkwan!“

10

Traditional Taekwondo forms and their applications.

In modern martial arts, Taekwondo has become a kind of Korean version of Wushu: all show and no application. It’s known for its 540 spin kicks and all that jazz. All for show.
Taekwondo basically means ”foot fist way” and was basically adapted to be a Korean version of Karate. It aimed to have quick, simply blocks followed up with powerful concentrated punches or kicks. It was never meant to be flashy. It was designed to be effective and brutal.