Taekwondo Basics (9780804847032)

Martial Arts
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Taekwondo Basics teaches you all the fundamentals of this Korean martial art form in a clear and easy-to-understand manner!

This basic introductory survey contains the following vital information:
  • The origins, philosophy, and history of Taekwondo
  • How to find a teacher and a class that are right for you
  • Getting ready for your first class—what actually happens in a Taekwondo class?
  • The essential elements—stances, blocks, hand and arm strikes, and kicks
  • How to complement your Taekwondo training with other conditioning exercises, such as running and biking
  • Powerful ways to improve your technique through target training, partner training, competitive training, free-sparring, and more
  • Resources that can help you further develop your Taekwondo practice

Whether you're just getting started, or you've already been training for a year or two, Taekwondo Basics offers an easy to read, yet comprehensive, introduction to the sport.

About the Author:
Scott Shaw is one of the world's most prolific proponents of the Korean martial arts. He began training in Hapkido and Taekwondo as a young boy and today holds master instructor certifications in both. He is a frequently published contributor to martial arts magazines and has authored a number of books, including Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense.