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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 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.