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Focus: { Cho jŏm } point at which the maximum physical and mental energy is applied for optimal result. There are a number of terms used to describe various kinds of focus, including focusing the eyes ( "Shi Son"), "focusing the mind" ("jip joong") and even the "sustained focus" ( "jan shim") that one strives for after executing a technique or  form.

This attribute, however, is used to refer specifically to that point at which Power and Timing relate to each other. Plainly, Power expressed without good Timing is a misdirected use of force. On the other hand, even the best of timing which carries no force with it, is an empty expression of intention. For good Focus to be applied correctly, the individual must be able to apply the desired amount of force at the correct moment in time and space. This is not surprising since our culture abounds with comments like "I need to focus on this more", or "let me see if we can bring this (issue) into focus better". Just like the child's game of burning paper with a magnifying glass, we quickly find that, as with the sun and the magnifying glass, there is a very narrow range in which power and timing can be brought together for the best result. On an emotional and psychological level this ability is often what separates a "good judgment" from "bad judgment"; good leadership and bad. 

The counter-attribute for this is "de-focusing" or, in common parlance, to "fake the guy out".  Getting a person to deliver too much or too little force at the wrong point in time and space is often considered almost more art than science and is often represented in stage and screen as the stereotypical hulking attacker, executing large lumbering lunges while the quick and well-timed defender dances away unharmed.