304 pages, 9.08 × 7.49 × 0.76 in
April 13, 1999
Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0767902149
ISBN - 13: 9780767902144
From the Publisher
A comprehensive instructional guide to the world's most popular martial art - written by expert instructors & endorsed by the World Taekwondo Federation. There are more than 2,500 Taekwondo schools in the U. S., & the number of men, women, & children participating in the sport is growing at a rate of 20 percent a year. In the year 2000, Taekwondo will become the first martial art to join the Olympic family since judo appeared more than 30 years ago. Taekwondo is the most complete & up-to-date book available on this widely popular Korean sport, providing a thorough description & discussion of basic techniques as well as sparring strategies, plus interviews & cutting-edge methods from U. S. Olympic Training Center & National Team coaches. Troubleshooting sections & more than 350 detailed line drawings will help students of every skill level perfect their forms & improve timing, speed, & power. Also featuring a brief history of the sport, along with the philosophical principles & values behind it, Taekwondo is destined to become the preferred resource for beginners & advanced masters alike.