Note that this book is not about the series of eight forms practised by students of Kukki-won Taekwondo.
Funakoshi Yoshitaka, son of Funakoshi Gichin, the founder of Shoto-kan Karate, developed a series of three basic forms, which he gave the name Taikyoku. Early Taekwondo practitioners who studied under Funakoshi Gichin learnt these forms and went on to teach them as part of Taekwondo, in which they are called Taegeuk.
Today, the Taegeuk forms are still practised in Cheongdo-kwan Taekwondo and Tangsudo, but they have also influenced the development of more modern forms. This book details the movements of the Taegeuk forms for those students who are practising them, and discusses their place in the history of Taekwondo.