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Complete Taekwondo Poomsae is the most complete reference book available on the WTF style Taekwondo forms including the Taegeuk, Palgwae and Black Belt Poomsae.
Grandmasters Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang H. Kim have combined their extensive knowledge of traditional taekwondo forms to teach you not only the 25 official taekwondo poomsae, but the meaning of the forms, the principles of Poomsae performance and the philosophy that underlies the techniques.
Each Poomsae is thoroughly illustrated with clear and technically precise photos. The instructional text is supplemented with information about the meaning, movement line and symbol of each of the taekwondo forms as well as the correct execution of each new movement introduced in the form.
In addition to the 25 official Poomsae, the authors explain Poomsae theory and principles to help you understand the underlying concepts of Poomsae practice. Topics covered include: characteristics of poomsae, 13 fundamental taekwondo techniques, stance, vital targets, bodily weapons, structural principles of poomsae, poomsae creating, movement principles, performance tips, mastery, terminology, origin of Taegeuk and Palgwae, meaning of the trigrams, and complete Korean and English poomsae terminology. Much of this information has never before been translated into English.
The following Poomsae are included:
Poomsae Taegeuk Il Jang
Poomsae Taegeuk Ee Jang
Poomsae Taegeuk Sam Jang
Poomsae Taegeuk Sah Jang
Poomsae Taegeuk Oh Jang
Poomsae Taegeuk Yuk Jang
Poomsae Taegeuk Chil Jang
Poomsae Taegeuk Pal Jang
Poomsae Palgwae Il Jang
Poomsae Palgwae Ee Jang
Poomsae Palgwae Sam Jang
Poomsae Palgwae Sah Jang
Poomsae Palgwae Oh Jang
Poomsae Palgwae Yuk Jang
Poomsae Palgwae Chil Jang
Poomsae Palgwae Pal Jang
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Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Antwerpen Belgium
Very good book. I started 5 months ago with TDK and already I learned the first 5 poomsae's from the book myself including the correct naming of each movement. This is one of the better books available on the market so far. Clear pictures (front and rear views), explaning the meaning of each symbol which presents a poomsae, ... Top !!!
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