Customer Rating: Summary: Continuation of an Excellent series Comment: This is the second book in a 4-volume instructional series published by the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation (USSBDMDKF), the official organization of Moo Duk Kwan founder Hwang Kee, now led by his son H.C. Hwang.
This volume includes all of the materials required for promotion by the USSBDMDK to orange belt 6th and 7th gup. Explanations are given for hip rotation and turning through the rear properly, hand and foot techniques, and the following Hyung (forms): Ki Cho Hyung Sam Bu (#3), Pyung Ahn Cho Dan (#1), Pyung Ahn Ee Dan (#2), and the second Chil Sung Hyung (which is learned first), Chil Sung Ee Ro Hyung. The Chil Sung Hyung were created by Hwang Kee after his study of the Chinese-influenced Korean military text Mooyea Dobo Tongji. All hyung include foot/stance diagrams so that the reader can be clear about direction, stance, etc.
Also presented completely are the required One Step Sparring sequences (Ill Soo Sik) #3-8, self-defense (Ho Sin Sool) same side wrist grabs #1-4 and Two-handed wrist grabs #1-3. Sparring combinations 1-5 are also included, but generally aren't part of the required USSBDMDK test. Also sections on breaking, culture and ettiquette and terminology.
A high quality manual with a flexible cover hard enough to be durable, yet soft enough to be placed open on the floor without having to worry about creasing the spine of the book. Glossy laminated sweat-resistant cover keeps this book from wearing out from use.