Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Martial Art
Tae Kwon Do is more than just a fighting style: it combines self-defense, exercise, meditation, philosophy, and self-awareness to improve oneself ... Show synopsis 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. Over 400 million students in more than 188 countries have embraced the way of life that Tae Kwon Do provides. "Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition" combines a complete explanation of the physical aspects of the martial art with a full description of the philosophical elements of its training. Sanctioned by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, this guide contains: - A concise history of the sport - More than 740 color photographs for thorough study - English and Korean glossaries - Updated rules of competition and weight and belt divisions - Detailed explanation of basic techniques and warm-up exercises - Important strategies for sparring "Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition" is perfect for both students trying to master techniques and teachers looking for a reliable reference. The authors believe that the true essence of Tae Kwon Do cannot be seen, touched, smelled, tasted, or heard, but only experienced. This book will guide students as they figure out what Tae Kwon Do means to them.