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Taekwondo Forms
     

Taekwondo Forms

by Marc Tedeschi
 

This unique text is the first to offer a detailed, comprehensive presentation of Taekwondo�s three most widely practiced forms systems, including those sanctioned by Taekwondo�s largest governing organization, the World Taekwondo Federation. More than 5000 photographs and

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This unique text is the first to offer a detailed, comprehensive presentation of Taekwondo�s three most widely practiced forms systems, including those sanctioned by Taekwondo�s largest governing organization, the World Taekwondo Federation. More than 5000 photographs and  1200 drawings spanning 512 pages document the 25 individual forms that make up the P�algwae, T�aeguk, and WTF Black Belt forms systems.

Detailed introductory chapters provide a brief overview of Taekwondo�s structure, review the historical origins of forms, outline general principles of execution and interpretation, and thoroughly describe the underlying philosophical concepts and meanings associated with each individual form and form system. In subsequent chapters, each of the 25 forms begins with summary pages for quick reference, followed by a detailed breakdown of each movement, which includes larger photos, descriptive text, alternate views, closeups of complex actions, Korean nomenclature, precise footwork drawings, pattern diagrams on every page for constant reference, and examples of select movements applied to practical self-defense. Since forms training is intended to be a reflection of actual combat, descriptive text also outlines the combative purpose behind each movement, as well as common alternate interpretations.

While many books on forms have been produced over the years, none offer the level of detail, accuracy, and technical description provided by this text. Written and designed by the author of the 896-page �Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique��widely acclaimed for its comprehensive integration of traditional and modern approaches, sport and self-defense, in a single text�this indispensable companion work is the definitive book on WTF forms.

MARC TEDESCHI is an internationally respected artist, designer, educator, and martial arts master, who has practiced martial arts for more than twenty-five years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Karate. Mr. Tedeschi�s unique ability to blend his skills as a designer, writer, and martial artist has resulted in numerous books, widely acknowledged for their design excellence, outstanding imagery, and clarity of content. He is the author of eleven works, including the landmark �Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique�; �Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts�; the 1136-page �Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique�; and a unique series of books that outline the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834805446
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/04/2004
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.31(h) x 1.37(d)

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Marc Tedeschi is an internationally respected designer, photographer, educator, and martial arts master. He has studied Eastern philosophy, healing arts, and combatives for more than 40 years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Karate. A prolific writer, Mr. Tedeschi's landmark publications rank with the finest ever produced on the healing and martial arts. He is the author of over a dozen works, including the 1136-page Hapkido, the 896-page Taekwondo, Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts, and a unique series of general martial arts books that provide an in-depth look at the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.

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