Summary: AWESOME book !
Comment: I purchased this book based on my karate instructors advice and it is an awesome book! Very visual and for the most part easy to follow (I did review some of the forms with my instructor and he does a couple things a little different but all in all VERY HELPFUL!)
Summary: Good Book On TKD Forms.
Comment: I like this book as a general over view of the TKD forms. There are some changes on the way that Mr. Yates does the forms that do not exactly match the forms that are shown in the TKD encyclopedia so be careful. I use this as a basic overview but in association with the Jhoon Rhee books.
Summary: best kata book I've seen
Comment: Superb book by one of the greatest kata men in America, Keith D. Yates. This book covers the Chunji forms (Chunji to Kae Beck) plus Japanese forms Chul-gi and Basai, with clear, easy-to-follow photographs and examples of applications. I've almost worn out my copy with use. For even the full experience, you'll want to combine this with Mr. Yates' 2-video set, "The Complete Video of Tae Kwon Do Forms/A History of Korean Karate in America." I strongly recommend this book for the serious martial artist.
Summary: excellent resource
Comment: Shows all the chungi forms step by step. A great tool to brush up on your kata. I bought one and my friends kept borrowing it so it's almost worn out. I recommend this book to all serious ITF-style TKD practitioners.
Summary: it's still in print!
Comment: Grandmaster Yates has put together a superb reference containing all the Taekwon Do forms in an easy to read format. It's a valuable tool for the Taekwon Do student as well as for the black belt instructor. (It's not as detailed as Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee's 5-volume series, but it gives the same basic information for a lot less money -- and a lot less shelf space.) I highly recommend it. This excellent book is still in print at paladin-press.com.
Publisher code: TKDS2