Book: Advancing in Tae Kwon Do by Richard Chun
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Release Date: October 2006
Advancing in Tae Kwon Do
Originally published in 1983, this authoritative work has been the guide for thousands of Taekwondo Black Belts as they advanced in their training. Whether your training is for self-defense, forms competition, or for preparation for Olympic games, this newly revised edition provides beginner/intermediate to advance level training to assist you on your journey in Taekwondo.
- History, Philosophy, and Meditation.
- Hand and Foot Techniques.
- Sparring Techniques.
- Self-defense Techniques.
- Breaking Techniques.
- Nine Black Belt Forms – required for promotion by the World Taekwondo Federation, and used in sanctioned international Taekwondo competitions.
- Eight Taegeuk Forms – required for promotion of all color belts and 1st dan black belt, and used in sanctioned international Taekwondo competitions.
- Rules and regulations of the World Taekwondo Federation including sparring and poomsae competitions.
The popularity of Taekwondo is ever increasing. This is apparent in the tens of millions of practitioners worldwide, and by the inclusion of Taekwondo in the summer Olympic games. With all its popularity, it is paramount that the art be handed down in a clear, knowledgeable, and sustainable way - this book does just that.
Richard Chun began studying Taekwondo at the age of 11 under two highly respected teachers in Seoul, Korea: Chong Soo Hong and Ki Whang Kim. He progressed to 9th Dan by Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Federation) and Moo Duk Kwan after more than fifty years of study, establishing him as one of the highest ranking master instructors in the United States. (9th Dan by Kukkiwon in 1989 and by Moo Duk Kwan in 1981).
Norm Leff, Menkyo Kaiden Shihan, Yoshitsune JuJutsu, Tadamori Ryu Kempo JuJutsu
One of the most outstanding features of this book is the clear and easy to follow photographs and illustrations. It is also well written and explains the history, philosophy, physical techniques, and spirituality of this Korean martial art. It is also a book that has a great deal of information for the beginning students and it is affordable for the vast majority of martial artists.
Taekwondo has many combative techniques that one can use for hand to hand combat. Especially if one uses it for self-protection. YMAA is commended for publishing this outstanding book. This martial artist highly recommends it!
The Midwest Book Review- Reviewed by James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief The Midwest Book Review Web Pages
Richard Chun is a 9th Dan, making him one of the highest ranked masters of Taekwondo anywhere in the world. With Advancing in Tae Kwon Do, Chun draws upon his more than fifty years of experience and expertise to introduce martial arts students to the history, philosophy, and mediation underpinnings of Tae Kwon Do, then goes on to provide profusely illustrated instructions on Tae Kwon Do hand and foot techniques, sparring techniques, self-defense techniques, breaking techniques, the nine Black Belt forms required for promotion by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) - including sparring and Poomsae (form) competitions. Authoritative, comprehensive, superbly organized, and thoroughly 'user friendly', Advancing in Tae Kwon Do is a core addition to any and all personal or professional martial arts instructional reference collections.