The Comprehensive Illustrated Manual of Martial Arts of Ancient Korea

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Organized into 24 disciplines comprised of empty hand fighting, weaponry and horsemanship, this is an accurate historical snapshot of the warrior arts of the late 18th century. <%PUBCOMMENTS%>In 1789, King Chongjo, ruler of the Yi dynasty, ordered General Yi Duk-moo to compile an official textbook on all martial art forms present in Korea. The result, the Muye Dobo Tongji, is the only surviving classical text on the Korean arts of war. Based on the earliest known Korean martial arts treatise, the Muye Chebo (1599), the Muye ...
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Organized into 24 disciplines comprised of empty hand fighting, weaponry and horsemanship, this is an accurate historical snapshot of the warrior arts of the late 18th century. <%PUBCOMMENTS%>In 1789, King Chongjo, ruler of the Yi dynasty, ordered General Yi Duk-moo to compile an official textbook on all martial art forms present in Korea. The result, the Muye Dobo Tongji, is the only surviving classical text on the Korean arts of war. Based on the earliest known Korean martial arts treatise, the Muye Chebo (1599), the Muye Dobo Tongji clearly shows the influence of neighboring Japanese and Chinese armies.Through hundreds of wars and invasions, Korean soldiers adapted battlefield skills and tactics from their enemies, creating a unique system. Organized into 24 disciplines comprised of empty hand fighting, weaponry and horsemanship, this is an accurate historical snapshot of the warrior arts of the late 18th century. This marks the first time this volume is available in English. Carefully translated from the original text and illustrated with reproductions of ancient woodblock carvings, this book provides fascinating insights into Korea's martial arts legacy.
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In 1789, King Jungjo, ruler of the Yi dynasty (1392-1910), ordered General Yi Duk-moo, Park Je-ga and Pak Dong-soo to compile an official textbook on all martial arts forms then extent in Korea for the purpose of preserving them for future generations. Their efforts became the "Muye Dobo Tongji", and the only surviving classical text on the Korean arts of war. Organized into twenty-four distinct disciplines comprised of empty hand fighting, weaponry and horsemanship, The Comprehensive Illustrated Manual Of Martial Arts Of Ancient Korea is ably translated into English for the benefit of a western readership and a core contribution to any personal, professional, or academic martial arts library collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880336533
  • Publisher: Turtle Press Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
The King's Preface

THE BEGINNING

I. Bumrye (Introduction)
II. Byunggi Chongsu (Documentation of Military Strategies)
III. Chuk Mo Sashil (Facts on Chuk Kye-kwang and Mo Won-ui)
IV. Kiye Jilue (Conversation on the Strategy and Art)
V. Inyong Sumok (References)

MUYE DOBO TONGJI: BOOK ONE

I. Jang Chang (Long Spear)
II. Juk Jang Chang (Long Bamboo Spear)
III. Kee Chang (Flag Spear)
IV. Dang Pa (Triple Tip Spear)
V. Ki Chang (Spear Fighting on Horseback)
VI. Nang Sun (Multiple Tip Bamboo Spear)

MUYE DOBO TONGJI: BOOK TWO

I. Ssang Soo Do (Long Sword)
II. Ye Do (Short Sword)
III. Wae Kum (Japanese Sword)

MUYE DOBO TONGJI: BOOK THREE

I. Je Dok Kum (Admiral's Sword)
II. Bon Kuk Kum (Shilla Kingdom Sword)
III. Ssang Kum (Twin Swords)
IV. Masang Ssang Kum (Twin Swords on Horseback)
V. Wol Do (Moon Sword)
VI. Masang Wol Do (Moon Sword on Horseback)
VII. Hyup Do (Spear Sword)
VIII. Deung Pae (Shield Art)

MUYE DOBO TONGJI: BOOK FOUR

I. Kwon Bup (Fist Fighting Method)
II. Kon Bong (Long Stick)
III. Pyun Kon (Flail Method)
IV. Masang Pyun Kon (Flail Method on Horseback)
V. Kyuk Koo (Ball Game on Horseback)
VI. Masang Jae (Horsemanship)
VII. Kwan Bok Dosul (Illustrations of Uniforms)
VIII. Koi Pyo (A Comparative Chart)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2002

    Fabulous

    This is a fabulous book. It has drawings of ancient forms. I would recommend this book to any Martial Artist.

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