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Straight from a martial arts grandmaster, this manual on tae kwon do gives comprehensive physical and mental guidance for belt levels from white through black. Detailed color photographs reveal the intricacies of each position, offering coverage of essential hand and foot techniques, blocks, and strikes. For competitors, there arecomplete listings of both Olympic rules and World Tae Kwon Do Federation sparring guidlines. In addition to the practical aspects, the book delves into the philosophy and history of tae kwon do, givinga closer look at the "art" of this martial art. By instilling discipline in students andproviding inspiration for instructors, this definitive guidemakes a fitting companionfor practitioners of all levels."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781931229463
ISBN-10: 1931229465
Format: Paperback / softback
(264mm x 215mm x 12mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Invisible Cities Press
Publisher: Invisible Cities Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dong Keun Park

Dong Keun Park captained the Korean national tae kwon do team from 1959 to 1966, during which he was undefeated in more than 200 competitions. He also coached the 1992 U.S. Olympic team and the 1993 U.S. World Championship team and was inducted into the Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame in 1999. He is a ninth-degree black belt grandmaster and teaches and lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Allan Schein is a fifth-degree black belt and martial arts instructor who specializes in breaking techniques and women s self-defense. He lives in Salt Lake City."