The essential introductory text, written by the author of the landmark 896-page book,"Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique."
This is the first introductory text to accurately portray the world's most widely practiced martial art, Taekwondo, in its entirety. Inclusive of virtually all Taekwondo styles, including Olympic-Style, this unprecedented work integrates traditional and modern approaches, sport and self-defense, in a single concise text. Clearly written and expertly designed and photographed by the author of the landmark 896-page Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique,
this unique book is essential reading for anyone seeking a succinct, unbiased, and accurate overview of Taekwondo's history, philosophy, and techniques.
- Over 530 high-quality photographs and 62 illustrations
- Comprehensive chapters on history and philosophy
- Over 150 techniques, spanning basic skills, sport, and self-defense
- Concise overviews of Olympic-Style sparring and solo forms
- Precise anatomical drawings of 80 common vital targets
- Basic material to guide novices during their initial training
- Essential reading for anyone seeking a concise overview of Taekwondo
Note: The information in this 128-page book comes from material extracted from the author's 896-page work, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique. Readers seeking a comprehensive presentation of Taekwondo should obtain the larger work. View sample pages, read book reviews, or get more information at marctedeschi.com
New 2015 edition available and instock, ISBN 978-1891640810
The 2003 first-edition is out-of-print