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Tae Kwon Do Classic Forms: 21 Hyung--Novice White Belt through Advanced Black Belt
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Manufacturer: Double Dagger Press
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Binding: Spiral-bound
EAN: 9780972929301
ISBN: 0972929304
Label: Double Dagger Press
Manufacturer: Double Dagger Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 232
Publication Date: 2003-04-04
Publisher: Double Dagger Press
Studio: Double Dagger Press

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Editorial Reviews:

Forms are the central curriculum of Tae Kwon Do. Developing a repertoire of effective techniques to battle multiple opponents is essential to becoming a true martial artist.

Inside these covers are detailed descriptions for 21 classic Tae Kwon Do forms--fully illustrated, move by move. The author analyzes various actions, reactions, and combinations for their purpose and intention.


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Summary: Great Reference book for students of Chung Do Kwan
Comment: This book does exactly what it says it does, it acts as a reference book for students of the art of TKD, Chung Do Kwan. While learning the forms from this book would be hard to impossible if you didn't have a background in Chung Do Kwan, learning forms you didn't know, or sequences you couldn't remember if you have a background in Chung Do Kwan is pretty easy.

The pictures are well drawn, and the descriptions help quite a bit, especially if you have learned the forms, or know how the CDK forms flow and what eccentricities they have.

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Summary: A Must Have Reference
Comment: Learning new forms can often be difficult and remembering them can be equally challenging. This book is an awesome resource to have around. Its unique format allows you to quickly find that spot in the form where you are "stuck" and gets you back training in a matter of minutes. Once you have learned the "navigational lingo" (one reviewer saw this as a weakness in the book) you will have no trouble working through the forms. Short of having Grandmaster Hillson standing by your side, this book is the best thing you can do for your forms development. As a 4th degree black belt, I have opened this book many times as I have progressed through nearly every form presented in its pages.

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Summary: Indispensible Study Aid
Comment: I have turned to this book virtually every week since first obtaining a copy from Grandmaster Hillson about four years ago. It has been of immeasurable value in reviewing previously learned forms and aiding dojang study of newly taught forms. The text for each form is concise with every move sequentially depicted by a clear drawing. Numerous applications are explained furthering the reader's bunkai study. In many cases, variations of movements are provided. Even if your school teaches these forms with slight differences, noting these alone is a great learning tool. The short, enjoyable, narrative preceding the forms section on balance, mind, importance of forms and history can't help but cause reader introspection. This book is an absolute must for practitioners studying the included forms and also for those of us wishing to expand our horizons. Brad Bransky, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: Sorry to dissapoint you
Comment: I don't know if I got the same book than the other reviewers but our impressions about it are quite different. In my opinion drawings are not very clear and instructions get confusing with all this counterclock, reverse 90?, etc.

It is not that drawings are a bad thing, I have seen other books with illustrations that are actually easier to follow than photos but that is not the case of this book. Could be used in order to remind movements that you already know but forget about learning a new form from this book.

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Summary: Good book.
Comment: I like this book. It has helped me work on forms for competition that are outside the traditional TKD forms that I do. I wish there was a compliment book for ITF forms. The drawings are surprisingly easy to follow.


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