Illustrated throughout, this guide provides comprehensive information on the history, philosophy, practice and purpose in modern-day society of the Korean martial art taekwondo. Beginners will find details on how to find the correct teacher, as well as explanations of etiquette, terminology and the long-term benefits of this ancient martial art. The book emphasizes the positive transformational influences of taekwondo - it makes people into better human beings by uniting body and mind, and helps taekwondo students attain confidence as well as a state of physical and mental well-being. Stances, punching, blocking and kicking techniques are depicted in colour step-by-step sequences. Close-ups and illustrations focus on key elements.Biografía del autor:
Charles Stepan, sixth-degree black belt under sanction of Grand master Kae Bae Chun, has been in martial art for over 30 years. He has also been active as judge, referee and tournament director throughout the eastern United States for much of that time. His numerous competition wins include the North American Martial Arts Championship, North American Taekwondo Championship and the All American Open Championship in Madison Square Garden, a title he claimed twice. Stepan's authoritative articles' have been published in magazines such as Karate Illustrated, Black Belt, Traditional Tae Kwon Do and Tae Kwon Do Times.
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Buchbeschreibung New Holland. 96 Seiten, PBd, OU, Erklärung zu Tae Kwon Do, mit sehr gut bebilderten Lernschritten, im Anh. Übers. der Fachbegriffe 640 gr. Artikel-Nr. 500-007