Official Taekwondo Training Manual by Lee & Ricke

Book Title: Official Taekwondo Training Manual

Authors: Soon Man Lee & Gaetane Ricke

Taekwondo Style: WTF Taekwondo



Summary Recommendation: This is the only English-language taekwondo reference to receive a Kukkiwon endorsement, so if you're a practitioner of WTF-style taekwondo, this is definitely a reference book worth considering. The only real competitor to this book is Lee & Kim's Complete Taekwondo PoomsaeDisadvantage: some readers may be put off by the fact that the photographs in this book are only black & white. If you really must have color photographs, consider Park, Park & Gerrard's book TaeKwonDo.

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This book is an excellent reference for WTF forms. 

From Amazon: There's no other manual like this: more than 1,200 photographs show every step it takes to master Taekwondo, from the very first forms to the most intricate techniques of the art. The coverage is so encompassing, it's the only manual endorsed by the World Taekwondo Federation (the sport's only recognized international governing body)-and because it's co-authored by the man who was the head coach of the U.S. Taekwondo team you know nothing's overlooked. Those eager to learn will find background notes on Taekwondo's history, philosophy, and symbols; a scrupulously complete dissection of breaking and sparring; and a thorough treatment of competition, including officiating guidelines and contestant qualifications. It's THE book anyone interested in Taekwondo must have.

A comparison of Taegeuk Il Jang in some common reference books
Complete Taekwondo Poomsae, a classic reference used to develop the diagrams on this wiki Official Taekwondo Training Manual, Kukkiwon-endorsed Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference, WTF-endorsed, with full-color photos
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Taekwondo - The State of the Art The Book of Teaching & Learning Taekwondo, another WTF-sponsored reference Kukkiwon's Taekwondo Textbook, an excellent reference in Korean, but virtually unreadable in English
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