Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Martial Art, Third Edition

Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Martial Art, Third Edition

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ISBN-13: 9781626364257
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 514,408
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Yeon Hee Park was the undefeated Korean champion of Tae Kwon Do from 1962 to 1967. He served as vice president of the National Tae Kwon Do Union of the United States and is currently the world Tae Kwon Do Kukkiwon Adviser. He lives in Demarest, New Jersey.

Yeon Hwan Park is the president of the United States Tae Kwon Do Union and publisher of USA Tae Kwon Do Review. His previous books include Tae Kwon Do: My Life and Philosophy and Tae Kwon Do for Children. He lives in East Meadow, New York.

Jon Gerrard graduated with a degree in psychology from Princeton University, where he also served as president of the Tae Kwon Do Club for two years. For more than ten years he has taught martial arts to law enforcement agents in New York.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Warming Up Exercises 1

2 Basic Techniques 14

3 Forms 43

4 Sparring Techniques 132

5 Practical Applications 159

6 Breaking Techniques 168

7 The Philosophy of Tae Kwon Do 175

Appendix A Rules of Competition 180

Appendix B Referee Signals 185

Appendix C Weight and Belt Divisions 192

Appendix D Tae Kwon Do Terminology 196

Appendix E Sanctioned Tae Kwon Do Competitions 198

Appendix F Tae Kwon Do Governing Bodies 199

Glossary 203

About the Authors 206

Index 207

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