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Title:
Tae kwon do : the ultimate reference guide to the world's most popular martial art
Author:
Park, Yeon Hee.
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Edition:
Updated edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Facts on File, 1999.
Physical Description:
218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780816038381

9780816038398
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Briefly traces the history of tae kwon do, demonstrates basic techniques, sparring routines, and practical applications, and explains the rules of competition.


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Over 125,000 Copies of the Previous Edition Sold This long-awaited and widely anticipated updated edition remains the definitive (and only international) reference to the most popular martial art form in the world. A highly effective tool to help build and maintain skills, this volume is illustrated with photographic "walk-throughs" of every posture, and contains: • A concise history of the art • Warm-up exercises • Clear instructions for learning basic techniques • Important tips and strategies for sparring • Two glossaries: English to Korean and Korean to English • More than 700 photographs throughout the text (25 new to this edition) that clearly illustrate each move. Extensive and newly updated appendices include: • Official rules of competition and classifications as an official sport at the 2000 Olympic games • International organizations and competitions • Weight and belt divisions • A listing of international Tae Kwon Do associations. Excerpted from Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Martial Art: Updated Edition by Jon Gerrard, Yeon Hee Park, Yeon Hwan Park All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.