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Title:
Tae Kwon Do : the Korean martial art
Author:
Chun, Richard.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, [1976]

©1976
Physical Description:
xviii, 522 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060107796
Format :
Book

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A general treatment of the Korean martial art, written by a master. Presenting an introduction to the Korean national sport, the book explores both the physical and the intellectual essence of the art.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xvii
Author's Notesp. xix
1 Introductionp. 1
History of Tae Kwon Dop. 2
What Is Tae Kwon Do?p. 7
Outlines and Techniques of Tae Kwon Dop. 10
2 Basic Principlesp. 17
3 Calisthenics, Breathing, and Meditationp. 21
Stretching Exercisesp. 22
Strengthening Exercisesp. 29
Breathingp. 31
Meditationp. 34
4 Basic Stancesp. 35
Attention Stancesp. 36
Informal Stancesp. 37
Horseback Stancep. 38
Diagonal Horseback Stancep. 38
Front Stancep. 38
High Front Stancep. 39
Back Stancep. 39
Cat Stancep. 39
Cross Stancesp. 40
Crane Stancesp. 41
5 Walking, Turning, Lungingp. 43
Front Stancep. 44
Back Stancep. 51
Horseback Stancep. 54
Lungingp. 59
6 Basic Striking Weapons, and Vital Pointsp. 63
Handsp. 64
Wristsp. 73
Ox Jawp. 73
Forearmsp. 73
Elbowsp. 74
Feetp. 75
Kneesp. 77
Headp. 77
Vital Pointsp. 78
7 Hand, Arm, and Head Attacking Techniquesp. 81
Straight Forefist Punchp. 82
Reverse Punchp. 90
Vertical Fist Punchp. 93
Round Punchp. 93
Hook Punchp. 94
Upper-Cut Punchp. 94
Back-Fist Strikep. 95
Hammer-Fist Strikep. 96
Thumb-Knuckle Fist Punchp. 96
Forefinger One-Knuckle Fist Punchp. 97
Middle-Finger One-Knuckle Fist Punchp. 97
Two-Knuckle Fist Punchp. 97
Four-Knuckle Fist Punchp. 97
Double-Fist Punchesp. 98
Spear-Hand Thrustp. 100
Tiger-Mouth Thrustp. 102
Chicken-Beak Strikep. 102
Palm-Heel Strikep. 102
Knife-Hand Strikep. 103
Ridge-Hand Strikep. 105
Bear-Hand Strikep. 106
Fingertip Thrustsp. 106
Back-Hand Strikep. 106
Wrist (Ox-Jaw) Strikep. 107
Elbow Strikesp. 107
Head Strikesp. 109
8 Blocking Techniquesp. 111
Low Blockp. 112
High Blockp. 115
Middle Blockp. 117
Knife-Hand Blockp. 123
Double-Hand Blockp. 129
Scissors Blockp. 134
Double-Fist X Blockp. 135
Knife-Hand X Blockp. 136
Spread Blockp. 138
Side Blockp. 143
Palm-Heel Blockp. 144
Wrist Blockp. 145
Back-Hand Blockp. 146
Ridge-Hand Blockp. 146
Hammer-Fist Blockp. 147
Knee Blockp. 147
Kicking Blocksp. 148
9 Kicking Techniquesp. 151
Hand Position While Kickingp. 153
Front Kickp. 156
Side Kickp. 160
Round Kickp. 166
Back Kickp. 170
Hook Kickp. 173
Wheel Kickp. 175
Turning Kickp. 176
Complete Turning Kickp. 180
Crescent Kickp. 184
Half-Moon Kickp. 185
Grab Kickp. 185
Hop Kickp. 186
Jumping Kickp. 188
Flying Kickp. 192
Jumping Turning Kickp. 193
Jumping Two-Foot (Rapid Sequence) Kicksp. 196
Jumping Double-Foot Kickp. 199
Jumping One-Foot Double Kickp. 200
Knee Kickp. 201
Heel Kickp. 202
Handstand Double-Foot Kickp. 203
Falling Kickp. 203
Stooping Turning Kickp. 205
10 Advanced Positions and Combinationsp. 207
Crane-Stance Blockp. 208
Mountain Cliffp. 208
Mountainp. 209
Parry and Liftp. 209
Rock Pushingp. 210
Thrust Concentrationp. 210
Yoke Strikep. 210
Forearm Strikep. 211
Bull Blockp. 211
Open Wing Concentrationp. 211
11 Sparring Techniquesp. 213
Three-Step Sparringp. 214
One-Step Sparringp. 222
Arranged Free Sparringp. 246
Free Sparringp. 249
12 Self-Defense Techniquesp. 275
Basic Self-Defensep. 276
Basic Falling Practicep. 294
Basic Throwing Practicep. 301
Defenses in Lying-Down Positionsp. 307
Other Self-Defense Techniques Against Miscellaneous Grabs and Holdsp. 313
Defenses Against Assaults with Weaponsp. 321
Defenses in Sitting Positionsp. 334
Defenses Against Two Assailantsp. 337
13 Breaking and Special Techniquesp. 341
Breaking with the Hand and Armp. 343
Breaking with the Headp. 345
Breaking with the Feet (Kicking)p. 346
Speed Breakingp. 349
14 Using Equipment for Trainingp. 351
15 Tae Kwon Do as a Sportp. 360
Rules and Point System of the Second World Tae Kwon Do Championshipp. 366
16 The Formsp. 369
Ki-Cho Onep. 372
Pal-Gwe Formsp. 378
General Indexp. 515
Index of Korean Termsp. 521