Tang Soo Do Korean Empty Hand Self-Defense Book of Hyung Volume III includes step-by-step written instructions and associated drawings for learning and practicing the Ginto, Jitte, Wang Shu, Kang Sang Koon So, Kang sang Koon Dai, Oh Sip Sa Bo, Tae Kweuk Kwan Dai, Sojin classical Hyung and hard to find So Rim Jang Kwan from Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do. Also included is a correct history of Tang Soo Do and the classical Korean Tang Soo Do Hyungs, the relationship between Hyung and it's symbol (usually an animal) are discussed, the importance to Tang Soo Do of the early Korean Kwans and the Kwan leaders are included. All the early Kwans are discussed. A table of all the early Kwans and details of the Kwans creator and styles taught at each Kwan is included. It has almost 340 drawings for the reader to understand each step of each Hyung. Each new drawing is numbered and matches with a numbered written instruction provided. Simple line drawings are included matching Hyung movements and directions of motion for each of step of the Hyung. Also included is a high level perspective drawing of the area a practitioner moves through as he executes the Hyungs. These diagrams allows the practitioner to see the Hyung in several perspectives to better understand what the creator had intended. The book is to be used as a learning aid to supplement the formal instructions from a certified, Tang Soo Do Instructor. These aids are not intended to allow advanced Hyungs to be learned by students before they are ready.
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Customer Rating: Summary: Not worth the money Comment: There were printing and binding errors, considering the cost this should not be. But much worse is that there appear to be technical errors (differences from the Dragon association teachings) but those could be a direct result of the binding errors, I can't really say as I couldn't easily get beyond the binding problems.