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Category: Applications for Patterns & Poomsae
Books focusing on 'realistic applications' to the patterns & poomsae of ITF & WTF TKD
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Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs
Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs is an in-depth analysis of the practical applications for five of the most common elbow strikes found in the martial arts. While conventional wisdom holds that an elbow strike is simply a technique used for close-range striking, Jeff W. Rosser asserts that the movements used in executing these elbow strikes are highly versatile and applicable to a wide range of situations. In this book, Rosser demonstrates how an elbow strike can be used for executing blocks, joint locks, throws, take downs, chokes, pins, traps, releases, and ground fighting in addition to striking. Illustrated with over 250 photographs, Combative Elbow Strikes presents more than 50 elbow strike applications in stand-up and ground fighting scenarios. Instruction on how to generate power and execute the elbow strikes efficiently and effectively ensures that you will get the most out of every technique.
Taekwondo Poomsae: The Fighting Scrolls
- Guiding Philosophy and Basic Applications
This martial arts book digs deep into the standard Taekwondo patterns to extract proven fighting methods that unite ancient philosophy and strategy to teach effective, tactical self defence. The book follows the history of the Korean people, starting with the myths of its origins dating from 2333 BC, and its culture, focusing on the important
The Taegeuk Cipher
An analysis of the Taegeuk patterns of Kukki Taekwondo, discussing the context of their creation, realistic applications for practical self-defence including grappling and close-range striking, and the development of a pattern-based self-defence syllabus.
Plus - Details on 4 DVD set below.
Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots
Packed with over 500 photos and clear, step-by-step instructions, "Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots" offers a wealth of interpretations of ITF and WTF taekwondo patterns. Using the techniques that the author has discovered and tested, it shows readers how they can find their own applications. ITF and WTF practitioners alike will find this book to be invaluable. No matter what level you are in your study of taekwondo, this book will help you look at patterns in a completely different way. Whether you are a white belt or a black belt, this book is packed with information that will make your training practical and relevant to the social challenges of the twenty-first century.
Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do Hae Sul
Real Applications To The ITF Patterns - Vols 1& 2

Volume 1 - This ground breaking first book studies the history and development of the Ch'ang Hon (ITF) Taekwon-do patterns as devised, taught and developed by the founder of Taekwon-do General Choi, Hong Hi.

Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do Hae Sul is an in-depth study of the Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do patterns, their history, their roots, Taekwon-do's evolution, its genetic make up, its differences with other martial arts and the techniques and movements which define the system, detailing for the first time since its inception, realistic interpretations for the patterns Chon-Ji, Dan-Gun, Do-San, Won-Hyo, Yul-Gok, Joong-Gun and Toi-Gye, as well as Saju Jirugi and Saju Makgi.

Over 17 chapters, covering over 350 pages, with over 1,600 photographs, the patterns are examined, dissected and rebuilt to help both students and instructors understand the applications that are really contained within the Ch'ang Hon patterns, many of which were previously unknown and undocumented.

Learn what the techniques and combinations of each of the Ch'ang Hon patterns are actually for, in step by step photographic detail, and how to turn your patterns into a realistic way of training actual self defence techniques that work and turn them into something much more than they are practiced today.

Along the way, the reader is treated to a fascinating insight into the history of the Ch'ang Hon patterns as well as Taekwon-do itself, with many of its previously unknown, undocumented or understudied principles revealed. Read what helped to shape the art which became so feared on the battlefield of Vietnam that enemy soldiers were told not to engage the Korean soldiers, whether armed or not, due to their knowledge of Taekwon-do.

A historical study of Taekwon-do and its patterns, a training manual and an encyclopedia of realistic applications make this book a must read for all those that study and practice Taekwon-do.

A milestone for the development of Taekwon-do.

Volume 2 continues where the ground breaking Vol. 1 left off.

In Vol. 2 the senior patterns of the Ch’ang Hon System up to 2nd Dan, have gone through the same in-depth analysis as the lower grade patterns originally did, with each one having been examined, dissected and rebuilt to help the student of Taekwon-do to understand what is really contained within the patterns we practice in Taekwon-do.

Patterns Hwa-Rang, Choong-Moo, Kwang-Gae, Po-Eun, Ge-Baek, Eui-Am, Choong-Jang, Ko-Dang and Juche have been examined in-depth to find more realistic applications for their movements - based upon what the author refers to as their ‘DNA’. In this volume, even the ready postures and stances have been examined and the results are documented in step by step photographic detail, using over 2,200 photographs.

Comprising of over 350 pages, this book not only shows more realistic applications to the Red Belt, 1st Dan and 2nd Dan patterns, but also explains how it is possible to achieve these applications in the first place, why General Choi, Hong Hi, the founder of Ch’ang Hon Taekwon-do couldn't make the same conclusions, as well as expelling a falsehood that has been with Taekwon-Do since its inception!

After reading this book, the patterns of Taekwon-do no longer seem just a collection of movements, performed in a dance like fashion for competitions or gradings, but become realistic techniques that can actually be utilised as real world self defence applications - making this a must read companion to Vol. 1, for all students who study and practice Taekwon-do.
historic influences of the surrounding nations. All of these have combined in the development and evolution of the Korean fighting art of Taekwondo. These ancient and deadly fighting techniques have survived over several millennia, ever since people first defended their lives and property from wild beasts and ravaging bands of criminals. The first part of the book shows simple techniques that have been refined using analysis gained by Koreans over the centuries. It is presented in a careful mix of physical exercises that are designed to develop spontaneous response from muscle memory in the event of an unavoidable attack. The second half introduces more advanced students of the martial arts to more complex fighting tactics and the profound philosophy taught to black belts, and is aimed at uniting body, mind, and spirit.
Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts [DVD Included]
Take taekwondo beyond just kicking and punching—discover powerful grappling moves that build on the patterns you already know! Taekwondo Grappling Techniques presents the most effective grappling maneuvers ever developed for taekwondo. With these step-by-step instructions as your guide, you'll confidently defend yourself against attacks and apply your own devastating grappling techniques to bring assailants into submission.
The Taegeuk Cipher 4 DVD Set
The TAEGEUK CIPHER video set is a four part set that shows step-by-step and full-speed applications for every sequence of the Taegeuk patterns. It is a complement to a conventional striking syllabus, mapping out material such as takedowns, throws and clinching solutions, that is not usually taught in a Tae Kwon Do curriculum.

PART 1 Taegeuk Il Jang & Taegeuk I Jang: takedowns at striking/gripping range. PART 2 Taegeuk Sam Jang & Taegeuk Sa Jang: limb control & medium range striking. PART 3 Taegeuk Oh Jang & Taegeuk Youk Jang: clinching & close range striking. PART 4 Taegeuk Chil Jang & Taegeuk Pal Jang: weak points, throws & joint breaks.

The DVD set and corresponding downloads are only available from the authors own web site:
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