Taekwondo Studies: Advanced Theory & Practice

Taekwondo Studies: Advanced Theory & Practice

Taekwondo Studies: Advanced Theory & Practice

Taekwondo Studies: Advanced Theory & Practice



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Taekwondo deserves some special attention because of its importance as a sport with a unique history and influence. This anthology, as part of our projects to provide stellar articles from the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, provides high quality materials about taekwondo you will not find elsewhere.

Topics include fascets of taekwondo history, practice, competition, health, education, character, techniques, and sport/atheletics. You’ll find the notes, bibliographies, illustrations, and index are also valuable. Written by leading authorities, this book is a milestone in taekwondo literature.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151454476
Publisher: Via Media Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/21/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Luigi T. Bercades, M.S., CSCS, received his master’s in physical education from the University of Oregon. His major area was exercise physiology with a minor in fitness management. In addition, he was certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Currently he is with the University of Asia and the Pacific in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Dakin Burdick, Ph.D., began his study of martial arts in 1980 at Indiana University. Over the years he has earned a 4th dan in taekwondo, 3rd dan in U.S.H.F. hapkido, 3rd dan in Kongshin hapkido, and 3rd dan Hoki-ryu iaido Kangyo-ha. For his Ph.D. work, Burdick wrote The American way of fighting: Unarmed defense in the United States, 1845-1945 (1999). He currently works as an Instructional Design Specialist.

Marzena Czarnecka, M.A., (d. 1997)—when she wrote for the Journal of Asian Martial Arts—was a third degree black in taekwondo, instructor with a Calgary taekwondo club, and national-level coach/competitor. She had just completed a master of arts in anthropology at the University of Calgary. Since then, she has pursued a freelance writing career.

John Heijmans, Ph.D., studied at the University of Oregon, USA, in the department of physical education and human movement studies and recieved his master degree in 1986. He collborated with Dr. Willy Pieter in the Oregon Taekwondo Research Project. Together they published several studies on taekwondo research and two books: Taekwondo stijlfiguren (Uitg. De Vrieseborch, Haarlem, 1989) and Scientific Coaching for Olympic Taekwondo (Meyer & Meyer, 1997). Heijmans recieved a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1992 and a Ph.D. degree in 2007, specializing in anesthesiology. In 2014 he finished a three year course in acupuncture for medical doctors.

Udo Moenig, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Department of Taekwondo, Youngsan University in Yangsan. He has a Ph.D. in physical education, and teaches and researches in the areas of martial arts and Asian studies. He has practical experiences in martial arts for over thirty years.

Willy Pieter, Ph.D., received his doctorate in physical education from the University of Oregon in Eugene. He is currently a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He initiated the first multi-disciplinary scientific research project on elite adult taekwondo athletes at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Additionally, Dr. Pie
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