Haengma is a Korean word which means roughly the way the stones move, or forward momentum (literally it means moving horse). The term is used to
- describe various basic combinations of stones and their implications
- discuss more intricate moves that have a sense of tesuji
- describe a player's style.
Some connections are strong, but move across the board slowly (i.e., they do not develop forward very quickly), while the faster connections are weaker. In English we call some of the slow moves walking and some of the fast moves running.
The seven basic haengma are:
Strong (but slow)
Fast (but weaker)
When opponent's stones are in relation to each other, they are often one of these:
- Haeng-ma tutorial for beginners, an article by Minue
- Haengma Exercises
- Dynamic Nature of Shape
- Magnetic haengma
- What actions the stones are doing
- Elementary moves
- The Fixed Nature Of Go Vs The Moving Nature Of Go