Description - Taekwon-Do Patterns by Jim Hogan
The martial art of Taekwon-Do was initially developed by the Korean military in the 1950s and spread internationally with the formation of the International Taekwon-Do Federation [ITF] in 1966. Taekwon-Do has continued to develop and it is now one of the most popular martial arts, with some eight million students worldwide and perhaps best known for its spectacular kicking and power demonstrations. In this highly practical and informative book, Master Hogan draws on his vast experience to give unique insights into the performance and application of the first nine patterns (tul) that Taekwon-Do students must master to obtain the rank of 1st degree black belt.
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Author Biography - Jim Hogan
Master Jim Hogan dominated the UK tournament scene in the 1980s, winning numerous national titles in all disciplines [sparring, patterns and destruction]. In 1984 he won a European title in sparring and then in 1990 won the prestigious Masters Cup in Stockholm. A highly sought-after teacher and coach since the early 1980s, Master Hogan has run numerous schools in the UK where he has coached many UK, European and World Champions. Master Hogan holds the rank of 7th degree black belt and runs Hogan's Institute of Taekwon-Do with clubs in London and Surrey where he continues to train and teach. Resident: Surrey