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Table of Contents
A Practical Guide to the World’s Most Popular Martial Art
Chapter 1: History and Philosophy
	Philosophy of Taekwondo
	History of Taekwondo (Adapted from official WTF and ITF histories)
	Ten Influential Martial Artists (& One Philosopher)
Chapter 2: Belt System
	Rank and Titles
	How to Tie a Belt
	General Dojang Rules
Chapter 3: Stances
Chapter 4: Kicks
	Striking Surfaces
	Main Kicks
	Infrequently Used Kicks
	Advanced Kicks
	Demo Kicks
Chapter 5: Traditional Hand Techniques
	Striking Surfaces
Chapter 6: Forms (Poomsae (WTF) or Tul (ITF))
	Why Forms?
	Levels of Knowing
	Form Meanings and Explanations
Chapter 7: Sport Poomsae
Chapter 8: Sparring (Kyroogi)
	Sparring Introduction
	Three Main Types of Techniques
	Deceptive Motions (Faking)
	Psychology of Selection
	Sparring Stance
	(By Master Matthew Bailey)
	Charles's Sparring Tips:
	(By Charles DeGuzman)
	Video Analysis
	DistanceAKA, the “Donut of Danger”
	Table of attacks and counterattacks
Chapter 9: Weapons
	All Weapons
	Bo Staff
Chapter 10: Demonstration Techniques (Trick Kicks)
	Path 1: Z and X Axis Spinning Techniques.
	Path 2: Y Axis Spinning Techniques
	Path 3: Forwards Tumbling
Chapter 11: Board Breaking (kyukpa)
	Why Breaking?
	Breaking Tips
	Case Study: Physics Analysis
	Pine Board Breaking in the Martial Arts
	Breaking of Boards Under Non-Idealized Holding Conditions
		One Handed Holds- Now the board is modeled as a cantilever beam. The martial artist must deliver enough energy to cause any deflections of the board in addition to the energy to break the board. This will be equal to the displacement of the beam multiplied by the force applied to cause that displacement. With a point load P applied in the middle of the board, the maximum deflection is given by:
	How to Break a Board
Chapter 12: Step Sparring
	Why Step Sparring?
	KAT One Step Sparring Requirements
Chapter 13: Korean Terminology
	Why Terminology?
	Full Korean Terminology
Chapter 14: Training
	Fundamental Concepts- Limits:
	Good Vs Bad Pain
	Progress Vs Time
	Physiology of Training
	Psychological Effects of Training
	Health and Injuries
	Cutting Weight
	Weight Training: (by Bing Zhao, CU Class of 2003)
	Stretching(Adapted from Taekwondo: State of the Art)
	Stretching Form
	Partner Exercises
Chapter 15: Competition
	Competition Philosophy
	Competition Format
	Going to Tournaments
Chapter 16: Biophysics
	Basic Concepts
	What happens when one person strikes another?
	Angular Momentum and Spinning Kicks
	The Importance of Quantifying Results
Chapter 17: Parents’ Guide
	Sparring (Olympic Style)
	Help in Training
	Motivational Help
	Material Support
	Why Grapple?
	Grappling Rules
	Grappling tips
	Basic Grappling Positions
	Physiology of Submissions
	Physiology of Choking
	Point System of Grappling Matches
	Basic Submission Holds
A: Other Martial Arts
B: Recommended Reading

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