Hi. I was wondering about the use of "Ben Son" known in Japanese as "Hikite" or pulling hand and its role in Korean arts (, mainly in Taekwondo). The pulling hand is used in abundance in basic movements and in the forms (both Chang Hon Ryu and Kukki Taekwondo) and I was wondering about its role in the Korean arts vs its role in Karate and other South eastern arts application wise, both mainstream and how you and your Dojang teach it.
In the old Karate texts the pioners of Karate pretty much say it straight out what the pulling hand is (E.g in Karate-do Kyohan by Gichin Funakoshi he states that Hikite means to grasp the arm or limbs of the oponent and pulling him in while twisting to unbalance him. Simular explanations are found in the writings of other pioners like Kenwa Mabuni, Choki Motobu etc). What does the Korean masters write about the subject of the pulling hand? And what do you yourself think?