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Title:
Taekwondo basics
Author:
Shaw, Scott, 1958-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Tuttle Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780804834841
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From basic kicks and blocks to training and competition--everything you need to get started in Taekwondo


Author Notes

A Miami native and professional restauranteur, Scott Shaw has written about Cuba for Cigar Cafe On-Line and small business for Inc. magazine. His forthcoming book, LET'S ELOPE, covers another subject close to his heart, having been inspired by his own real-life elopement. Mr. Shaw lives in Alexandria, Virginia where he is currently working on a spy novel set in pre-revolutionary Cuba.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Part 1 Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 The History of Taekwondop. 10
Chapter 2 The Philosophy of Taekwondop. 23
Chapter 3 The Branches of Taekwondop. 24
Part 2 Getting Startedp. 29
Chapter 4 Choosing the Right Schoolp. 30
Chapter 5 Taekwondo Preliminariesp. 33
Chapter 6 The Taekwondo Classp. 38
Chapter 7 Your First Classp. 46
Chapter 8 Safetyp. 49
Part 3 Learning the Basicsp. 53
Chapter 9 Stancesp. 54
Chapter 10 Blocksp. 59
Chapter 11 Hand and Arm Strikesp. 63
Chapter 12 Kickingp. 68
Part 4 Conditioningp. 103
Chapter 13 Stretchingp. 104
Chapter 14 Taekwondo and Cardioaerobic Conditioningp. 107
Chapter 15 Taekwondo and Weight Trainingp. 116
Chapter 16 Taekwondo and Kip. 123
Part 5 Training Drillsp. 129
Chapter 17 Kicking Drillsp. 130
Chapter 18 Target Trainingp. 135
Chapter 19 Partner Trainingp. 143
Chapter 20 Shadow Boxing: The Positive and the Negativep. 147
Part 6 Free-Sparring and Competitionp. 151
Chapter 21 Sparring and Competitionp. 152
Chapter 22 Competitive Trainingp. 158
Chapter 23 Footworkp. 165
Chapter 24 Competitive Strategyp. 168
Part 7 Advancing in Taekwondop. 171
Chapter 25 Developing a Training Schedulep. 172
Chapter 26 Promotionp. 175
Chapter 27 Demonstrationsp. 178
Resourcesp. 181

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