Totally Tae Kwon Do
The Global Tae Kwon Do Magazine
Category: General WTF / Kukkiwon Books
Books which cover various area's but have an WTF or Kukkiwon flavor
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Tae Kwon Do: Techniques and Training
The Secretary General of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation gives a straightforward lesson in the techniques and training needed to perfect this art, from the basics of dress and types of competition to the inner meaning of the sport and how it affects our lives in a spiritual way.
TaeKwon Do: Philosphy History Technique
This beautifully illustrated manual meets the needs of the new generation of enthusiasts for one of the fastest-growing martial arts in the world. It is written with both the beginner and advancing students in mind, so whether male or female, five or sixty-five, this book will be invaluable to the student wishing to develop the skills of a true Taekwondo martial artist. Comprehensive step-by-step photographic sequences are fully explained by a Taekwondo master, and unlike other guides, Taekwondo also focuses on the intention and philosophy behind each move. With the author's tips and advice, gained over 30 years in the study of Taekwondo, the reader will discover a fast-track route to proficiency through a greater understanding and application of the mental and physical skills of the Taekwondo expert.
The Tae Kwon Do Handbook
Taekwon-Do: From White Belt to Yellow Belt
Tae Kwon Do: The Indomitable Martial Art of Korea
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 are complete 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, giving a closer look at the "art" of this martial art. By instilling discipline in students and providing inspiration for instructors, this definitive guide makes a fitting companion for practitioners of all levels.
Core Techniques, History and Philosophy
Taekwondo, literally translated, can be defined as "foot, hand way" or "the way of smashing with hands and feet." Such descriptive nomenclature understandably implies a curriculum rich in self-defense. Too often, however, this is simply not the case. Given the current popularity of sport competition in the martial arts, many techniques of defensive value have been stripped away or forfeited altogether in favor of those certain to score in the ring. While the thirst for Olympic gold has clearly played a significant role in propelling taekwondo into the forefront, it should be remembered that this native Korean martial art contains over 3200 distinct self defense techniques. This book describes in detail, the history and evolution of Taekwondo from its ancient roots to modern day applications. Also included are exercises in "Ki" or internal energy development, meditation practice, and practical self-defense strategies. This work focuses on the traditional aspects of Taekwondo rather than on its sportive component.
Taekwondo - Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior
Although millions of people around the world practice the fascinating art of Taekwondo, so little is known about its history, principles or philosophy. It is time to find out just what Taekwondo is all about! Learn how principles such as honor, perseverance, and dedication will enhance your daily life, how the philosophical and physical tenets combine to form not only a way of living, but a solid system of self-defense, and why these concepts are not just quaint ideals, but more important than ever in today's age.Taekwondo's Ancient Wisdom is not only a 'must read' for every practitioner of any other martial art, but for everyone who seeks to learn from our collective past to better navigate through today's confusing times.Includes a thorough history of Taekwondo.Discover exactly what having a black belt is all about.Learn a simple way of meditation that will benefit any martial artist.Discover the difference between the martial arts as an 'art' and as a 'sport'.
Taekwondo: A Technical Manual
In Taekwondo: A Technical Manual, renowned Master Gilles Savoie presents the art and science of the popular martial art, showing practitioners how to optimize both body and spirit. While other taekwondo books simply document traditional forms andexercises, this one goes further, providing an in-depth look at the body mechanics and physics of taekwondo movements. Armed with this information, says Master Savoie, the practitioner can improve control, optimize speed, increase power, and maintain balance. The book details the author’s innovative “hip propel” technique, designed to utilize the parts of the body as a four-lever system able to efficiently displace weight and create force. Taekwondo: A Technical Manual not only teaches optimal taekwondo technique but emphasizes visualization, balance, and overall well-being to enhance athletic abilities, fusing the physical and philosophical components of the art. Also included is an introduction to reflexology theory, teaching basic techniques to help taekwondo practitioners relax and self-treat common muscle aches and pains. Seventy black-and-white photographs and diagrams illustrate each of the movements and techniques described.
Taekwondo: The Illustrated Guide
Forward by Dr. Chungwon Choue, President of the World Taekwondo Federation: In "Taekwondo: The Illustrated Guide", renowned Master Gilles Savoie has created another great contribution to the sport of Taekwondo. This is an exceptionally detailed analysis of techniques needed to optimally progress in Taekwondo. It is a perfect demonstration of the expertise Master Savoie owns on the sport of Taekwondo. In this inspiring new guide readers are provided with the dos and don'ts of each technique to offer them great success in the sport. The use of a mannequin in the book diagrams provides practitioners an easy to follow demonstration of the exact position of the body for each skill. This incredibly user friendly book should be owned by every Taekwondo practitioner. Master Savoie has beautifully followed his first book, "Taekwondo: A Technical Manual", with yet another valuable artifact for the Taekwondo community to cherish for years to come.
Taekwondo a path to excellence
This book, in seven parts, offers you the opportunity to visit the garden that is Taekwondo. Discover what it means to be a steadfast practitioner, understand Taekwondo’s honorable past, and prosper in the confidence and purpose that Taekwondo offers to all that participate. By following Taekwondo’s path and developing its indomitable spirit, you—the Taekwondo traveler—will see the ‘Do’ or the Way. Learn how to cultivate a natural harmony and rhythm to life, be able to distinguish right from wrong, and be equipped to defend against that which might harm what you hold most sacred.
The Kuk Ki Won's Tae Kwon Do
Modern Taekwondo: The Official Training Manual
Over 1,200 photographs show every step, from the first forms you'll master to the intricate techniques that display the ultimate in the art of Taekwondo-- which will be an official Olympic sport for the first time, in the 2000 Sydney games. Plus, it's endorsed by the World Taekwondo Federation (Taekwondo's only recognized international governing body), and co-authored by the head coach of the U.S. Taekwondo team. Here are background notes on Taekwondo's history, philosophy, and symbols, as well as coverage on breaking, sparring, and competition-- including officiating guidelines, contestant qualifications, and more. It's sure to be the major book on Taekwondo!
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