Taekwondo - The Essential Guide to Mastering the Art

Taekwondo - The Essential Guide to Mastering the Art
Published by New Holland in 2002
This guide book provides comprehensive information on the history, the philosophy and purpose in modern-day society of the Korean martial art, Taekwondo. Beginners are given sound advice on how to find a good teacher, they learn about the etiquette and the terminology of taekwondo, as well as the long-term benefits of dedicated practise. The book explains the many positive transformational influences taekwondo can have on its students - how it makes people better human beings by uniting body and mind, helps them to attain confidence and a powerful sense of physical and mental well-being.

Basic techniques as well as useful self-defence manoeuvres are depicted in clear, specially commissioned, high-quality, full-colour step-by-step sequences. Not only aimed at novices, the goal of this book is to educate, encourage and inspire anyone interested in learning this proud martial art.

Hoosain Narker acted as consultant to this book and many of the pictures features himself and his students performing the wide array of taekwondo techniques.

Some Pictures from the book

View some of the pages from the book (click here)

Punches & Blocks

Kicks - spinning back & Kicks - roundhouse

Kicks - out step

Self Defence

All Pictures & text from the book by kind courtesy of the New Holland Publishing Company

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