The Lost Forms of Tang Soo Do: Hidden Treasures of the Korean Martial Artsby Grandmaster Sy Cheatham
This stunning reference book is the culmination of thirteen years of study under
The Lost Forms of Tang Soo Do-Hidden Treasures of the Korean Martial Arts is a must for students of Tang Soo Do. This book reveals some of the least taught forms of the Korean system and will enhance your knowledge of traditional hyungs regardless of your association or affiliations.
This stunning reference book is the culmination of thirteen years of study under Grandmaster Myung Seok Seo, my teacher. This book covers eleven forms from first dan to second dan midnight blue belt and includes photographs and detail instructions of each movement. This book offers an easy to learn method which everyone can benefit from, while at the same time, increasing your knowledge of the more exotic forms of Tang Soo Do.
The author, Grandmaster Sy Cheatham, 9th Dan had been practicing the martial arts for over forty years. His martial arts endeavors have included karate, Tae Kwon Do (5th Dan) Hapki-yusul (3rd Dan) Tang Soo Do, and Pressure Point Techniques. Grandmaster Cheatham teaches seminars for those who wish to continue their martial arts journey and increase their knowledge along the way. This book has been meticulously compiled by Grandmaster Cheatham and his senior student.
Grandmaster Cheatham operates the Korean Tang Soo Do Academy in Woodbridge, Virginia where he resides with his wife and daughter.
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I was not impressed with this book. The pictures are small and of poor quality. There is little in the way of explanation for the techniques and nothing about the history of the forms or hyungs. These are not lost or forgotten forms, but Japanese or Okinawan karate forms that were adapted for Korean Tang Soo Do. One thing that was interesting, was to see how the forms in the book compare to the older versions.
Grandmaster Sylvester Cheatham has released a "treasure trove" of Tang Soo Do knowledge passed on to him from his teacher Grandmaster Myung Seok Seo, President and Founder of the International Moo Duck Hwoi Association. The book does not include the standard forms such as Bassahee, Nai Ahn Chi and Ro Hai; but rather covers lesser known, more exotic forms such as Sim Pa, Sae Pae, Tae Pyung and Sam Jin. The subtitle of the book is aptly named "Hidden Treasures of the Korean Martial Arts." The book covers 11 forms from first to second dan midnight blue belt. I highly recommend this volume for martial artists of all styles and look forward to the second volume that will cover third through fifth dan.