The most comprehensive text ever written on the world's most widely practiced martial art--Taekwondo. Expertly integrates traditional and modern approaches, sport and self-defense, in a single definitive text.----- This ground-breaking text is the first to offer Taekwondo in its totality, documenting the traditions, philosophy, and techniques of the world's most widely practiced martial art. In more than 8,600 photographs spanning 896 pages, renowned Taekwondo masters and elite competitors demonstrate over 700 core Taekwondo techniques, including stances, footwork, hand strikes, elbow strikes, standing kicks, jump kicks, ground kicks, avoiding and blocking skills, step and self-defense sparring, Olympic-Style sparring, breaking techniques, and solo forms and patterns. Techniques are named in both English and Korean throughout.
Detailed introductory chapters provide an authoritative overview of Taekwondo's history, philosophy, current structure, and contemporary issues, and thoroughly review breathing and meditation, warmups and flexibility exercises, and vital targets. To address the highly specialized and constantly evolving needs of sport competitors, in-depth chapters on Olympic-Style sparring cover basic concepts, current trends, core techniques, tactics and strategies, terminology, competition rules, referee signals, and more than 90 core attacking and counterattacking techniques used by world-class competitors. For forms enthusiasts, 250-plus pages provide a comprehensive overview of 49 forms and patterns embraced by major federations, such as the WTF and ITF.
Inclusive of virtually all Taekwondo styles, this unprecedented work integrates traditional and modern approaches, sport and self-defense, in a single text. Written and designed by the author of the 1,136-page Hapkido--widely acclaimed the most comprehensive book ever written on a single martial art--this indispensable work is the definitive text on Taekwondo, and a classic of martial arts literature. View sample pages, read book reviews, or get more information at marctedeschi.com
New hardcover edition available May 2015, ISBN 978-1891640735The 2003 first-edition is out-of-print-----
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Marc Tedeschi is an internationally respected designer, photographer, educator, and martial arts master. He has studied Eastern philosophy, healing arts, and combatives for more than 40 years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Karate. A prolific writer, Mr. Tedeschi's landmark publications rank with the finest ever produced on the healing and martial arts. He is the author of over a dozen works, including the 1136-page Hapkido, the 896-page Taekwondo, Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts, and a unique series of general martial arts books that provide an in-depth look at the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.Review:
"The most comprehensive work ever written and illustrated on the world's most widely practiced martial art...expertly integrates traditional and modern approaches, history, and sport and self-defense...the definitive work on the subject, and of mammoth scope. If you want a worthwhile investment in a single Taekwondo book, I recommend that you buy this one. You won't be disappointed."- John Corcoran, Managing Editor of MA Success magazine and coauthor of the classic Martial Arts: Traditions, History, People
"An excellent job in compiling a very detailed list of techniques...a rich reference source for the beginning as well as intermediate Taekwondo student...The author is to be commended for his excellent organization and presentation of the material throughout the book...an historical asset."- Journal of Asian Martial Arts
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Descripción Weatherhill, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110834805154
Descripción Weatherhill, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0834805154
Descripción Weatherhill, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0834805154