Book: Tae Kwon Do by Richard Chun
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Release Date: October 1, 2007
BOOK: Advancing in Tae Kwon Do
Richard Chun, Ph.D.
Tae Kwon Do—The Korean Martial Art
Originally published in 1976, this authoritative work has been the guide for thousands of Taekwondo practitioners as they advance in their training. Whether your training is for self-defense, forms competition, or in preparation for the Olympic games, this newly revised edition provides beginner to Black Belt level training to assist you on your journey in Taekwondo.
- History, Philosophy, and Principles
- Basic Striking – Human Weapons, and Vital Points
- Movements and Footwork
- Strikes, Blocking and Kicking Techniques
- Sparring and Breaking Techniques
- Self-Defense Techniques
- Eight Palgwe Forms – recommended for promotion of all color belts and 1st dan black belt by The United States Taekwondo Association (USTA), and used in sanctioned International Taekwondo competitions.
- Eight Taegeuk Forms – required for promotion of all color belts and 1st dan black belt by The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), and used in sanctioned International Taekwondo competitions.
- Rules and regulations of the World Taekwondo Federation, including sparring and Poomse (forms) competitions• Rules and regulations of the World Taekwondo Federation, including sparring and Poomse (forms) competitions.
The ever-increasing popularity of Taekwondo is apparent by the dedication of 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).
Great Coverage of the Basics, LandShark (Amazon reviewer) July, 2012
This is a great book for covering the basics. My children use it to practice their forms for belt testing, and it has always been a help. The writing is clear and concise, and the photos cover the critical aspects of the moves.