Tang Soo Do Korean Empty Hand Self-Defense Book of Hyung Volume I includes step-by-step written instructions and associated drawings for learning and practicing the Kee Cho Hyung Il Bu, Kee Cho Hyung E Bu, Kee Cho Hyung Sum Bu, Pyung Ahn Cho Dan, Pyung Ahn E Dan, Pyung Ahn Sum Dan, Pyung Ahn Sa Dan, Pyung Ahn O Dan classical Hyungs of Tang Soo Do. Also included is a correct history of Tang Soo Do and the classical Korean Tang Soo Do Hyungs, the relatioship 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. Over 200 new drawings of movements in the Hyung have been added for the reader to understand each step of each Hyung making this book one of the finest available for learning Tang Soo Do Hyungs. Each 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.
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Customer Rating: Summary: Bad is an Understatement Comment: Caviat: The author does say that this book is to be used in conjunction with an instructor; a supplement. After I opened the box, I carefully took a sweep through the book, repackaged it and sent it back. The quality is poor in every aspect: layout, text, narration, printing and binding. It is a total waste for anyone even if you want to have one of everything in your library. This book CANNOT be used without an instructor....so why purchase it? It does nothing on its own. It is without merit. Get Kang Uk Lee's book on Tang Soo Do. It is as good as it gets for commonly available texts.