Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art by Paul Hastings Wilson, Chun, Richard

Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art by Paul Hastings Wilson, Chun, Richard

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Presenting a clear and authentic introduction to the Korean national sport, this book explores both the physical and the intellectual essence of Tae Kwon Do.

Product Details
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Harper & Row; 1 edition (April 3, 1976)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060107790
ISBN-13: 978-0060107796
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds

DVD: Taekwondo Black Belt Poomse by Sang H. Kim

DVD.Taekwondo Black Belt Poomse by Sang H. Kim
Product Description

The WTF Black Belt Poomse DVD contains the complete system of WTF style Black Belt Poomse for at home practice, testing and competition requirements from 1st through 7th degree black belt. Follow along in both front and side views as Sang H. Kim shares his personal training and performance tips to help you learn and master these important poomse. You will also learn the English and Korean name for each movement and the meaning of the poomse. Includes all 9 official taekwondo black belt poomse: Koryo, Kumkang, Taebaek, Pyong Won, Sip Jin, Ji Tae, Cheon Kwon, Han Soo and Il Yo. The only Black Belt Poomse reference you will ever need! Fully Indexed: Jump directly to the poomse you want to practice.

About the Director

Sang H. Kim is an internationally respected author of 12 martial arts books, including the best sellers Ultimate Flexibility, Ultimate Fitness through Martial Arts, 1001 Ways To Motivate Yourself & Others (available in 22 languages) and Teaching: the Way of the Master, and star of over 100 martial arts instructional DVDs and video downloads programs including Ultimate Fitness, Power Breathing, Junsado Training Series, and Complete Taekwondo Series. He won the 1976 Korean National Champion and was named Instructor of the Year by the Korean government in 1983. He earned a B.S. degree in English Literature, an M.S. degree in Sports Science and a Ph.D. in Sports Media Studies. He has been featured in over 200 national and international magazines and newspapers including Black Belt, Joongang Central Daily-New York, Fighter’s Magazine-UK, El Nacional, The Times and Hartford Courant.

Product Details

Actors: Sang H. Kim
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Turtle Press
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2002
Run Time: 90 minutes

DVD: Taekwondo Taegeuk Poomse # 1-8 by Sang H. Kim

DVD: Taekwondo Taegeuk Poomse # 1-8 by Sang H. Kim
Product Description

The Taeguek Poomse DVD contains the complete system of taegeuk poomse for at home practice, testing and competition requirements up to 1st degree black belt. Follow along in both front and side views as Sang H. Kim shares his personal training and performance tips to help you master these important poomse. Fully Indexed: Jump directly to the poomse you want to practice. Includes poomse, Taegeuk Il Jang, Taegeuk Ee Jang, Taegeuk Sam Jang, Taegeuk Sah Jang, Taegeuk Oh Jang, Taegeuk Yuk Jang, Taegeuk Chil Jang, Taegeuk Pal Jang. DVD Bonus: Poomse Applications: Learn self-defense and sparring applications for several sets of movements from each form.

About the Actor

Sang H. Kim is an internationally respected author of 12 martial arts books, including the best sellers Ultimate Flexibility, Ultimate Fitness through Martial Arts, 1001 Ways To Motivate Yourself & Others (available in 22 languages) and Teaching: the Way of the Master, and star of over 100 martial arts instructional DVDs and video downloads programs including Ultimate Fitness, Power Breathing, Junsado Training Series, and Complete Taekwondo Series. He won the 1976 Korean National Champion and was named Instructor of the Year by the Korean government in 1983. He earned a B.S. degree in English Literature, an M.S. degree in Sports Science and a Ph.D. in Sports Media Studies. He has been featured in over 200 national and international magazines and newspapers including Black Belt, Joongang Central Daily-New York, Fighter’s Magazine-UK, El Nacional, The Times and Hartford Courant.

Product Details

Actors: Sang H. Kim
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated (Not Rated)
Studio: Turtle Press
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2002
Run Time: 72 minutes

Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White

TKD Times MagazineI was at Barnes and Noble catching up on my reading. I grabbed a few magazines like TaeKwonDo times, the March issue. Michael Jai White was interviewed. He has studied 9 different styles and systems of martial arts and one of them is Taekwondo, one of his favorites.

He went on to talk about martial arts in general, some of his favorite techniqeus, how martial arts help him channel his energy as a youth…etc.. interesting stuff, now comes the real intersting stuff!!

 

Michael Jai WhiteDuring the interview, he started bad mouthing another very popular martial arts movie star, Steven Segal to be specific. It was no suprise to me, as Steven is one of the most unpopular(by mostly other martial artists) martial arts star in Hollywood.

He said he doesn’t beleive Steven is a real martial artist, that Aikido is an art form and not really suited for combat. He said you can practice Aikido for many years and not learn how to fight.

 

Steven SegalNow not being very fond of Aikido is nothing new to me, many martial artists feel that way about Aikido, but in Steven’s movies, I see more of a modern combat version that is more realistic. But what did supprise me, was how he bad mouthed another actor and artist.

Copyright Elmer D. Garrido