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Taekwon-Do, The Condensed Encyclopaedia


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Due to the constant high demand for the 1999 version of the condensed encyclopedia delivery times may be up to 15 weeks.  Please be aware of this delay and be patient as there are extremely limited quantities of this book available.


Title: Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence)

5th Edition, 1999 (English version)

Printed in Canada

765 pages : size 29.5 x 22.5 x 5cm : weight 3.2kg


This condensed version of the 15-volume set is in English, printed in Canada in 1999 and is the last version of the Encylopaedia written by General Choi himself.  It is therefore the version used by the ITF (headquartered in Benidorm, Spain under President GM Trajtenberg).

It contains comprehensive descriptions and detailed photographs showing correct stance, vital spots, hand and foot techniques, training equipment, fundamental exercises, system of sparring and much more. All 24 patterns are described in detail with photos.  This hardcover book is easily transported to workout locations and is convenient for do-jang training. A great reference tool for the student on the move. 


Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • The Tenets of Taekwon-Do
  • Definition of Taekwon-Do
  • Origin and Development of Martial Arts
  • History of Taekwon-Do
  • Taekwon-Do and Physical Fitness
  • The Philosophy of Taekwon-Do
  • Theory of Power
  • Stance
  • Attacking / Blocking Tools
    • a. Hand Parts
    • b. Foot Parts
    • c. Miscellaneous Parts
  • Vital Spots
  • Hand Techniques
    • a. Attack Technique
    • b. Defence Technique
    • c. Ground Technique
  • Foot Techniques
    • a. Attack Technique
    • b. Defence Technique
    • c. Ground Technique
  • Training Equipments
  • Fundamental Exercises
  • Patterns
  • System of Sparring
  • Self-Defence Techniques
  • Composition of Taekwon-Do
  • System of Rank
  • Test
  • Competition
  • Demonstration
  • About the Author

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  1. Very fast delivered ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Apr 2019

    Very fast delivered, very friendly support and quality is of course good!

  2. Great book, good service! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2017

    This condensed encyclopaedia is a must have for all ITF Taekwon-do practitioners! Recommended purchase. Comes with a great service and communication!

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