Complete Taekwondo Poomsae - Sang H. Kim - Kyu Hyung Lee - Book
  • Complete Taekwondo Poomsae - Sang H. Kim - Kyu Hyung Lee - Book

Complete Taekwondo Poomsae - Sang H. Kim - Kyu Hyung Lee - Book


Complete Taekwondo Poomsae is the most complete reference book available on the Taegeuk, Palgwae and Black Belt Poomsae of WTF style Taekwondo. Grandmaster

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Complete Taekwondo Poomsae is the most complete reference book available on the Taegeuk, Palgwae and Black Belt Poomsae of WTF style Taekwondo. Grandmasters Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang H. Kim have combined their extensive taekwondo knowledge 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 form 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. Kyu Hyung Lee is one of the highest-ranking Taekwondo masters in the world and one of the most revered Poomsae instructors in the history of Taekwondo. He was the head of the 1988 Olympic Taekwondo Demonstration team and the Korean Team manager for the First World Taekwondo Poomsae Competition. From 1973 to 2005, he was the head of the internationally famous Midong Elementary School Demonstration team who has performed for royalty and heads of state around the world. From 1989 to 2005, he was the head of the Korean National Taekwondo Demonstration team. He holds a Ph.D. in physical education, 9th Dan black belt in Taekwondo and a WTF International Referee S (Special) class license. Currently he is a professor at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea. Sang H. Kim is an internationally respected author of martial arts bestsellers and star of over 50 martial arts instructional videos. He won the 1976 Korean National Champion and was named Instructor of the Year in Korea in 1983. He holds an M.S. degree in physical education and Ph.D. in media studies. He currently devotes his time to teaching, writing and presenting martial arts seminars for students and instructors. POOMSAE FUNDAMENTALS Common Qualities of All Poomsae Characteristics of Poomsae Strengths and Limitations of Poomsae Techniques in Actual Combat Fundamental Techniques of Taekwondo (How to form a fist correctly • How to form a knifehand correctly • Rules of poomsae practice • Junbiseogi: ready stance • Juchumseo momtong jireugi: horseriding stance middle punch • Araemakki: low section block • Momtong bandae jireugi: reverse middle punch • Apchagi: front kick • Sonnal bakkatchigi: outward knifehand strike • Momtongmakki: middle section block • yopchagi: side kick • Sonnal momtongmakki: double knifehand block • olgulmakki: high section block • Sonnal mokchigi: knifehand neck strike • Dollyochagi: roundhouse kick • Momtong barojireugi: straight middle punch) Stance Blocking Evasion Gupso: Vital Targets Bodily Weapons Attacking Techniques The Structural Principles and Types of Poomsae Principles of Poomsae Creation Movement Principles of Poomsae Tips for Effective Poomsae Practice Emphasis in Poomsae training Mastery of Poomsae POOMSAE TERMINOLOGY POOMSAE WARM-UP TAEGEUK POOMSAE What is Taegeuk? • Origin of Taegeuk • Nature of Um and Yang • Principles of Poomsae Practice • Palgwae Trigrams from Taegeuk • Symbols for Eight Taegeuk Poomsae 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 PALGWAE POOMSAE What is Palgwae Poomsae? • Palgwae Trigrams from Palgwae Poomsae • Palgwae Diagram • Symbols for Eight Palgwae Poomsae 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 BLACK BELT POOMSAE Poomsae Koryo Poomsae Keumgang Poomsae Taebaek Poomsae Pyongwon Poomsae Sipjin Poomsae Jitae Poomsae Cheonkwon Poomsae Hansoo Poomse Ilyeo

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