The Forces of Taekwondo (15th edition) is the official textbook of the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association. History, Forms, One Step Sparring, Tournaments, and more are thoroughly covered as well as inspirational stories from our founder. Forces of Taekwondo will inspire and educate you with effective and proper technique, theory, philosophy, illustrations, and photos. The idea of old tradition with new ideas has formed a 21st Century martial arts training system through the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association. A MUST READ for those who have an interest or are involved in Taekwondo or the martial arts. This 270-page book exposes secrets of Taekwondo training and theory that cannot be found anywhere else. Endorsed by the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, Korea) Forces of Taekwondo includes 8 Chapters.
Chapter One: Introduction to Taekwondo Origin and History, Weapons of Taekwondo, Basic Stances, Basic Korean Terminology, Rules and Regulations, Customs and Courtesies.
Chapter Two: Profiles of an American Master What is a Master, The Kwan’ Jang, The Whole Man
Chapter Three: Six Parts of a Taekwondo Class Stretching Exercises (Part One), Techniques/Fundamentals (Part Two), Forms/Poomse, Taegeuk Forms (Part Three), One Step Sparring, 1- 20 (Part Four), Free Sparring (Part Five), Calisthenics (Part Six)
Chapter Four: Sparring and Self Defense What is a Fake, Basic Blocking Techniques, Taekwondo as a Form of Self Defense, Vulnerable Areas of the Body, Defense Against Weapons of the Street.
Chapter Five: U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association Patches, Emblems & Logos, History, USCDKA Timeline, Ranking System, Testing Requirements, Student Ranks
Chapter Six: Women in Taekwondo Basic Self-Defense for Women, The World’s Oldest Social Crime
Chapter Seven: The Art of Demonstrating Breaking Boards, Concrete Slabs, and Brick
Chapter Eight: Tae Kwon Do, The Sport History of Tournaments, Tournament Strategies A Final Thought: Developing The Spirit Man