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Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition
  • Authored by: Yeon Hee Park, Yeon Hwan Park, and Jon Gerrard
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816073996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7399-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 796.815
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 224


Praise for the previous edition:
“Serious students of the tae kwon do...will appreciate and learn from the illustrated warm-up exercises, techniques, and basic philosophy presented here.”—Booklist

The only book of its kind sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation and written by world-renowned Tae Kwon Do masters, Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition is the most comprehensive one-stop guide to the world’s most popular martial art. More than 740 all-new, full-color photographs illustrate detailed instructions on the practices and techniques of this ancient Korean fighting system. Key features include a concise history of Tae Kwon Do; important tips and strategies for sparring; two glossaries—English to Korean and Korean to English; official rules of competition; and weight and belt divisions.

Essential reading for every Tae Kwon Do practitioner, Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition guides readers not only through their training in this revered martial art, but also in understanding and living by its moral and spiritual philosophy.


Full-color photographs. Index. Appendixes. Glossaries.

About the Author(s)

Yeon Hee Park, a ninth-degree black belt, was the undefeated champion of Tae Kwon Do from 1962 to 1967. He served as vice president of the National Tae Kwon Do Union of the United States, the organization responsible for the selection and training of the U.S. Olympic Tae Kwon Do team. He is currently the deputy secretary-general for the Pan American Region of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. He lives in Demarest, New Jersey.

Yeon Hwan Park is a ninth-degree black belt and was the undefeated Korean national champion of Tae Kwon Do from 1971 to 1975. He has taught Tae Kwon Do in the United States since 1980. He has coached the U.S. National Tae Kwon Do team, the U.S. Olympic Tae Kwon Do team, and the U.S. Pan American Games Tae Kwon Do team. He has also served as president of the New York State Tae Kwon Do Association and the secretary-general of the United States Tae Kwon Do Union. He is currently the president of the United States Taekwondo Leaders Union and the publisher of USA Taekwondo Review. He has coauthored Black Belt Tae Kwon Do for Facts On File. He lives in East Meadow, New York.

Jon Gerrard graduated with a degree in psychology from Princeton University, where he also served as vice president of the Tae Kwon Do Club. He has worked as an investigator for the New York City Bureau of Child Welfare as well as a senior investigator and director of planning for anticrime task forces sponsored by the New York City mayor’s office. He has taught martial arts to law enforcement agents for more than 10 years. He is currently a teacher at a private school in New York City, where he is also the martial arts coach.

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