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Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo

by Richard Chun, Doug Cook

Every level 1 black belt student is required to learn Poomsae Koryo. Yet, few are familiar with the ancestral form known as the ‘Original Koryo’.

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Paperback: 192 pages
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ISBN: 9781594392641

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According to the World Taekwondo Federation, there are over 90,000,000 taekwondo practitioners worldwide. Every level 1 black belt student is required to learn Poomsae Koryo. Yet, few are familiar with the ancestral form known as the 'Original Koryo'.

Prearranged forms known as poomsae in taekwondo, are a primary method of transmitting martial arts skills from teacher to student. As sport preference supplanted fighting preference in taekwondo's reason for existence, the Original Koryo was modified in kind to today's well-known Koryo.

Written specifically for level 1 and level 2 black belt students, this book is a scholarly attempt to capture, transmit and preserve as an inheritance, the historical treasures and technical elements inherent in Original Koryo and Koryo, as well as the applications less obvious or even secretly encoded in these forms. This knowledge will benefit those seeking more than triumph in the ring or aerobic fulfillment from their taekwondo training.

In summary, students will find in this book:

  • History and philosophy
  • Technical elements for learning the basics
  • Detailed instruction for learning Koryo
  • Detailed instruction for learning Original Koryo

Over two hundred photographs, line of motion charts, stepping patterns, and martial applications are provided throughout this in-depth instructional book.

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USA Best Books Award - Winner - 2014

Eric Hoffer Award - Finalist - 2014


About the Authors

Richard Chun

Richard Chun, Ph.D. 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). Richard Chun began studying Taekwondo at the age of 11 under two highly respected … More »

Doug Cook

Doug Cook holds a 6th Dan Black Belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo and is certified as an instructor and in rank by the United States Taekwondo Association and the Kukkiwon. He is a six-time gold medalist having frequently participated in the New York State Championships and the New York State Governor's Cup Competitions. Master Cook has trained in Korea on multiple occasions and currently administers training and cultural tours to the homeland of taekwondo. He holds a D3 … More »