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Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art Paperback – October 15, 2007
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The original hardback edition, published in 1976, is a product of the state of Tae Kwon Do at that time. The original edition covers only Ki-Cho One form and all 8 Palgwe forms, but does so thoroughly, with plenty of instruction and photographs to clearly demonstrate each movement. Unlike many of today's martial arts books, Grandmaster Chun's book does not cut corners, photographs or explanation for the sake of either space or paper.
Fortunately, an updated paperback edition is available today from YMAA Publication Center which also includes all 8 Taegeuk forms. In all other respects, the new edition appears to be an otherwise direct reprint of the original. However, the updated edition does not treat the Taegeuk forms equally. While the Palgwe forms are clearly photographed, the Taegeuks are only illustrated, completely lacking photographs or any depiction of transitions, which in today's modern sport competitions are very important. The written explanation of the Taegeuk forms, on the other hand, are of equal quality as the Palgwe.Read more ›
I do have some concerns about some of the practical applications especially the weapon disarms. The knife and firearm disarms are great ways to get killed. Don't even think about them.This is where kata is going to get you hurt.Read more ›
The second segment of the book walks the reader, step-by-step, picture-by-picture through two Poomsae; the original Koryo and the more modern Koryo. Next Grandmaster Chun dispays the combat aspects of several moves for both poomsae. The pictures and explanations are easily comprehended, especially for those already involved in Tae Kwon Do. I found the combat applications simple and helpful.
"Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art" is an informative little paperback that will encourage the reading practitioner to look at their training with a new set of eyes. This would be a great resource for instructors to maintain at their schools, and a valuable aid to anyone aiming achieving Black Belt. I recommend the book.
Thanks to Net Galley and YMAA Publication Center, Inc. for the free e-copy of the book for this review.
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Tae Kwon Do: The Korean...Is an excellent excellent book for learningTae Kwon Do!!!...It discusses stances, kicks, punches in detail.... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lee
This is the book our kids tae kwon do class has been using for 30+ years. My husband and kids were able to understand it easily even though my husband has not been able to attend... Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by his lady
The best book on TKD that I have in my collection thus far.I found it very informative in all regards. Read morePublished on October 20, 2012 by Randy
I was disappointed with this book. I was aware that it was originally published in the 70s but I expected it to be a bit more up-to-date. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by Amazon Customer
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. Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by Land$hark
I just recieved this book in the mail yesterday, and finished reading the entire thing last night. It was arouind 1:00 AM befoe I went to bed. Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by Walrusman
The patterns that are in this are specific to what Mr. Chun learned. The TKD patterns I learned where from a different federation. Read morePublished on December 2, 2009 by ThisGuy