Complete Taekwondo Poomsae

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. 

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.

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
  • Poomsae Koryo
  • Poomsae Keumgang
  • Poomsae Taebaek 
  • Poomsae Pyongwon 
  • Poomsae Sipjin
  • Poomsae Jitae
  • Poomsae Cheonkwon
  • Poomsae Hansoo
  • Poomse Ilyeo  

 
Author:
Kyu Hyung Lee, Sang H. Kim

Editions: Android, Softcover, Hardcover

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Complete Kicking

This book goes beyond the basics and explains the concepts behind awesome kicks including how to generate power using your whole body in every kick, how to generate maximum impact, how to use body mechanics to kick higher, and how to get the most out of every practice session.


This is the best reference book for kicking techniques I’ve found. I have just about every book written in English regarding WTF techniques and this is by far the one you need to learn how to do the different kicks.
— PDK

COMPLETE KICKING: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO KICKS FOR MARTIAL ARTS SELF-DEFENSE & COMBAT SPORTS is a comprehensive guide to the kicks of Taekwondo from white belt to black belt and beyond. Sang H. Kim shares his expert  knowledge of fundamental, jumping, spinning and multiple kicks.

You’ll get in-depth instruction for over 40 kicks, including the purpose of the kick, key points to pay attention to when practicing, step-by-step execution of the kick, the best targets for each kick, applications for sport fighting and self-defense, plus the most common kicking mistakes and how to fix them. As you progress, you’ll also learn exercises designed to improve your kicking flexibility, power, speed and balance.

 

KICKS INCLUDED:

  • Front Kick
  • Roundhouse Kick
  • Side Kick
  • Knee Kick
  • Raising Kick
  • Outside Crescent Kick
  • Inside Crescent Kick
  • Axe Kick
  • Whip Kick
  • Twist Kick
  • Pushing Kick
  • Flying Side Kick
  • Back Kick
  • Turn Kick
  • Spin Whip Kick
  • Hopping Kicks
  • Jumping Kicks
  • Jumping Spin Kicks
  • Multiple Kicks
  • Combination Kicks

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover, Hardcover

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Taekwondo Self-defense: Taekwondo Hoshinsool

In Taekwondo Self-defense: Taekwondo Hoshinsool, Sang H. Kim adapts traditional Taekwondo skills for the modern day Taekwondo classroom.  The self-defense techniques presented blend Taekwondo kicking, blocking and striking skills with locks, throws and takedowns drawn from other Korean self-defense arts.

Learn how to use your Taekwondo skills to  defend against a wide variety of common empty hand attacks including holds, locks, chokes  punches, kicks and pins. Plus, learn defenses  against an attacker wielding a blunt weapon,  knife or gun.

Each defensive scenario is illustrated with high quality photos and explained in step-by-step detail that includes key points to successfully applying advanced techniques, multiple ways of defending against the most common attacks and alternative responses to help you prepare for the fluid reality of a real-life self-defense situation.

Author: Sang H. Kim

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Taekwondo Step Sparring

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Step sparring is a traditional form of drill training used by Taekwondo students to practice and perfect stances, blocks, strikes and kicks with a partner. In Taekwondo Step Sparring, Sang H. Kim progressively teaches you nearly 70 step sparring techniques, from beginner to black belt.

The step sparring techniques in Taekwondo Step Sparring incorporate dozens of strikes, blocks, stances, kicks and footwork in sparring and self-defense style partner applications.

In addition to detailed instruction, Sang H. Kim shares training tips and mastery points to help you take your fundamental Taekwondo skills to their highest level.

Each step sparring sequence is illustrated with clear photos including reverse views, close-ups and transition photos so you can perfect each skill. You’ll also learn how to adapt blocks, strikes and kicks for step sparring applications and how to create your own step sparring techniques.

This is a comprehensive introduction to step sparring for Taekwondo students of all skill levels.

Author: Sang H. Kim

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Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Poomsae

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Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Poomsae is a complete guide to the Black Belt Poomsae (forms) of Taekwondo. Grandmasters Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang H. Kim have combined their extensive knowledge of traditional taekwondo forms to teach you not only the 9 official WT style black belt 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. The following Poomsae are included: Koryo, Kuemgang, Taebaek, Pyongwon, Sipji,Jitae, Cheonkwon, Hansoo, Ilyeo 
 
Author: Kyu Hyung Lee, Sang H. Kim

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Taekwondo Taegeuk Forms

Official forms of Taekwondo

 
 

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Tae Kwon Do Taegeuk Forms: The Official Forms of Taekwondo is a concise reference for the Taegeuk forms (poomsae) of Taekwondo. Grandmasters Sang H. Kim and Kyu Hyung Lee have combined their extensive knowledge of traditional taekwondo forms to teach you the correct way to perform the 8 official taegeuk poomsae as required for all taekwondo students up to black belt level. 

Each of the 8 Taegeuk forms 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 forms as well as the correct execution of each new movement introduced in the form. 

Learn the following: 

  • 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 

Author: Sang H. Kim, Kyu Hyung Lee

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Taekwondo Kyorugi: Olympic Style Sparring book

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Very good manual for drills, attacks and counters for the beginner and also the advanced student. For an instructor, the book is invaluable. Jam-packed with drills of all sorts, sparring classes will never be dull again.
— Marcelo K. Sarkis

Taekwondo Kyorugi: Olympic Style Sparring is classic how-to text on taekwondo sparring. Written by Korean Olympic Gold Medalist Kuk Hyun Chung, former WTF Deputy-Secretary General Kyung Myung Lee and Renowned Martial Arts Author Sang H. Kim, it is a direct translation of the original Korean text. 

Learn the skills, drills, strategies and methods used by Korean coaches and competitors for years, including: 

  • footwork and kicks 
  • hand target drills and heavy bag workouts 
  • coaching 
  • combinations 
  • strategy and opponent analysis 
  • conditioning and weight control 
  • competition tips 
  • scientific analysis of scoring 
  • 120 photos of techinques and exercises

Authors: Kuk Hyun Chung, Kyung Myung Lee, Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Android, Softcover

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Tae Kwon Do Palgwe Poomsae

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Tae Kwon Do Palgwe Poomsae is a complete guide to the Palgwe Poomsae (forms) of Taekwondo. Grandmasters Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang H. Kim have combined their extensive knowledge of traditional taekwondo forms to teach you not only the 8 official Palgwe 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. 

The following Poomsae are included:

  • Poomsae Palgwe Il Jang
  • Poomsae Palgwe Ee Jang
  • Poomsae Palgwe Sam Jang
  • Poomsae Palgwe Sah Jang
  • PoomsaePalgwe Oh Jang
  • Poomsae Palgwe Yuk Jang
  • Poomsae Palgwe Chil Jang
  • Poomsae Palgwe Pal Jang

 Author: Kyu Hyung Lee, Sang H. Kim

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A Part of the Ribbon: A Time Travel Adventure Through the History of Korea

A Part of the Ribbon is an action adventure story that takes the reader on an exciting journey through Korean martial arts history. Told through the eyes of six year old Charlotte and her thirteen year old brother, Jeffrey, it provides a first hand look at the evolution of Korean culture, language and customs. 

Over the course of their travels, they join Hwarangdo warriors in battle, learn Korean calligraphy, battle the invading Japanese army in Turtle Boats, escape from pirates, and talk with Korean people at many points in the country's developing history. 

Illustrated with historically accurate black and white line drawings. Key words in Korean are italicized in the text and defined in the glossary. 

Authors: Ruth Hunter, Debra Fritsch

Editions: Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover

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