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Title: Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence)

5th Edition, 1999 (English version)

Printed in Canada

765 pages : size 29.5 x 22.5 x 5cm : weight 3.2kg


This condensed version of the 15-volume set is in English, printed in Canada in 1999 and is the last version of the Encylopaedia written by General Choi himself.  It is therefore the version used by the ITF.


It contains comprehensive descriptions and detailed photographs showing correct stance, vital spots, hand and foot techniques, training equipment, fundamental exercises, system of sparring and much more. All 24 patterns are described in detail with photos.  This hardcover book is easily transported to workout locations and is convenient for do-jang training. A great reference tool for the student on the move. 


Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • The Tenets of Taekwon-Do
  • Definition of Taekwon-Do
  • Origin and Development of Martial Arts
  • History of Taekwon-Do
  • Taekwon-Do and Physical Fitness
  • The Philosophy of Taekwon-Do
  • Theory of Power
  • Stance
  • Attacking / Blocking Tools
    • a. Hand Parts
    • b. Foot Parts
    • c. Miscellaneous Parts
  • Vital Spots
  • Hand Techniques
    • a. Attack Technique
    • b. Defence Technique
    • c. Ground Technique
  • Foot Techniques
    • a. Attack Technique
    • b. Defence Technique
    • c. Ground Technique
  • Training Equipments
  • Fundamental Exercises
  • Patterns
  • System of Sparring
  • Self-Defence Techniques
  • Composition of Taekwon-Do
  • System of Rank
  • Test
  • Competition
  • Demonstration
  • About the Author



The Condensed Encyclopedia

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