An in-depth exploration of the world's most popular martial art--now in full color!
An in-depth exploration of the world's most popular martial art—now in full color!Praise for the previous hardcover edition:Serious students of the tae kwon do...will appreciate and learn from the illustrated warm-up exercises, techniques, and basic philosophy presented here.—BooklistThe only book of its kind sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation and written by world-renowned Tae Kwon Do masters,Tae Kwon Do, Third Editionis the most comprehensive one-stop guide to the world's most popular martial art. More than 750 all-new, full-color photographs illustrate detailed instructions on the practices and techniques of this ancient Korean fighting system. Key features include a concise history of Tae Kwon Do; important tips and strategies for sparring; two glossaries—English to Korean and Korean to English; official rules of competition; and weight and belt divisions.Essential reading for every Tae Kwon Do practitioner,Tae Kwon Do, Third Editionguides readers not only through their training in this revered martial art, but also in understanding and living by its moral and spiritual philosophy.
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