Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Martial Art, Third Edition (Paperback)

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Over 400 million students in more than 188 countries have embraced the way of life that Tae Kwon Do provides. Tae Kwon Do combines a complete explanation of the physical aspects of the martial art with the philosophical elements of its training.

Tae Kwon Do is more than just a fighting style: it combines self-defense, exercise, meditation, philosophy, and self-awareness to improve oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually. It is perfect for both students trying to master techniques and teachers looking for a reliable reference.

Yeon Hee Park and Yeon Hwan Park believe that the true essence of Tae Kwon Do cannot be seen, touched, smelled, tasted, or heard, but only experienced. They offer warm up exercises, basic techniques, forms, sparring techniques, and practical applications. In addition, there is a chapter on the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do and information on the rules of competition, terminology, belt divisions, and more.

This book will guide students as they figure out what Tae Kwon Do means to them.

About the Author

Yeon Hee Park was the undefeated Korean champion of Tae Kwon Do from 1962 to 1967. He served as vice president of the National Tae Kwon Do Union of the United States and is currently the world Tae Kwon Do Kukkiwon Adviser. He lives in Demarest, New Jersey.

Yeon Hwan Park is the president of the United States Tae Kwon Do Union and publisher of USA Tae Kwon Do Review. His previous books include Tae Kwon Do: My Life and Philosophy and Tae Kwon Do for Children. He lives in East Meadow, New York.

Jon Gerrard graduated with a degree in psychology from Princeton University, where he also served as president of the Tae Kwon Do Club for two years. For more than ten years he has taught martial arts to law enforcement agents in New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626364257
ISBN-10: 1626364257
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English