Tae Kwon Do is more than just a fighting style: it combines self-defense, exercise, meditation, philosophy, and self-awareness to improve oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually. Over 400 million students in more than 188 countries have embraced the way of life that Tae Kwon Do provides. Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition combines a complete explanation of the physical aspects of the martial art with a full description of the philosophical elements of its training. It is perfect for both students trying to master techniques and teachers looking for a reliable reference. The authors believe that the true essence of Tae Kwon Do cannot be seen, touched, smelled, tasted, or heard, but only experienced. This book will guide students as they figure out what Tae Kwon Do means to them.
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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
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
About the Authors 206
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