Taekwondo: The State of the Art by Whang et all

Book Title: Taekwondo: The State of the Art

Authors: Sung Chul Whang, Jun Chul Whang, Dae Sung Lee, Brandon Saltz

Taekwondo Style: WTF Taekwondo

ISBN: 978-0767902144


Summary Recommendation: This is a good book, but if you're only going to have one taekwondo reference book in your library, this is not the one to have. Having been published in 1999, the title is nowadays a misnomer as well. Where this book excels in the ancillary information, such as the chapter of taekwondo history. If you can afford only one book, you're better off with Lee & Kim's Complete Taekwondo Poomsae or Lee & Ricke's Official Taekwondo Training Manual. Still, this isn't a bad book to have in your library. Since it's usually only available in used bookstores (typically for about $5) it's worth adding to your library just for the ancillary information.

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Table of Contents:

  1. History of Taekwondo
  2. Philosophy of Taekwondo
  3. Warming Up
  4. Stances
  5. Steps and Footwork
  6. Blocks
  7. Hand Strikes
  8. Kicks
  9. Sparring
  10. Poomsae

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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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