Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo [NOOK Book]

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According to the World Taekwondo Federation, there are over 90,000,000 taekwondo practitioners worldwide. Every level 1 black belt student is required to learn Poomsae Koryo. Yet few are familiar with the ancestral form known as the 'Original Koryo'.

Prearranged forms known as poomsae in taekwondo, are aprimary method of transmitting martial arts skills from teacher to student. Assport preference ...

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Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo

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Overview

USA Best Book Awards Winner - USA Book News

According to the World Taekwondo Federation, there are over 90,000,000 taekwondo practitioners worldwide. Every level 1 black belt student is required to learn Poomsae Koryo. Yet few are familiar with the ancestral form known as the 'Original Koryo'.

Prearranged forms known as poomsae in taekwondo, are aprimary method of transmitting martial arts skills from teacher to student. Assport preference supplanted fighting preference in taekwondo’s reason for existence, the Original Koryo wasmodified in kind to today’s well-known Koryo.

Written specifically for level 1 and level 2 black belt students, this book isa scholarly attempt to capture, transmit and preserve as an inheritance, thehistorical treasures and technical elements inherent in Original Koryo andKoryo, as well as the applications less obvious or even secretly encoded inthese forms. This knowledge will benefit those seeking more than triumph in the ring or aerobic fulfillment from their taekwondo training.

In summary, students will find in this book:

  • History and philosophy
  • Technical elements for learning the basics
  • Detailed instruction for learning Koryo
  • Detailed instruction for learning Original Koryo

Over two hundred photographs, line of motion charts, stepping patterns, andmartial applications are provided throughout this in-depth instructional book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594392603
  • Publisher: YMAA Publication Center
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.47 (d)
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Grandmaster Richard Chun, Ph.D. is Chairman and Executive Director of the United States Taekwondo Association. A 9th degree black belt, past head coach of the USA Taekwondo Team, senior referee for 1988 Olympics, and inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame (1979) and the Taekwondo Hall of Fame (2004). Richard Chun resides in Tenefly, New Jersey.

Doug Cook, 6th degree black belt, is the author of three books, hundreds of magazine articles; is an award winning staff writer for Taekwondo Times Magazine, and a six time gold medalist in the NY State Taekwondo Governor’s Cup. Doug owns and operates the Chosun Taekwondo Academy in Warwick, New York.

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    Posted March 23, 2014

    Awesome

    I mean its kool becsue i love fighting duh

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