The Encyclopedia Of Taekwon-Do Patterns is a unique series of books that feature the complete works of General Choi, Hong Hi; Creator of the Ch'ang Hon system of Taekwon-Do and founder of the International Taekwon-Do Federation; as well as the patterns further devised by some of his most talented and legendary pioneers; Grandmaster Park, Jung Tae and Grandmaster Kim, Bok Man. This 3 volume set is the only series of books in the world to feature all of the 25 patterns created by General Choi and his Taekwon-Do pioneers (including both Juche and Ko-Dang), as well as all 3 Saju exercises, the 6 Global Taekwon-Do Federation patterns developed by Grandmaster Park, Jung Tae and the Silla Knife Pattern instituted by Grandmaster Kim, Bok Man. Utilizing over 2000 photographs the student is shown in precise detail, each and every pattern from beginning to end, including useful tips on their performance and things unique to particular organisations (such as Kihap points etc.). Displayed in full step-by-step photographic detail, which displays not just the final move but the 'in-between' motions as well making each book ideal to learn or revise your patterns, no matter which organisation you belong to. Volume 2 takes the student of Taekwon-Do from Po-Eun (1st Dan) to Yoo-Sin (3rd Dan) and includes both Ko-Dang and Juche, as well as the Dan grade patterns required by the Global Taekwon-Do Federation (GTF). No matter which Taekwon-Do organisation you belong to, the Encyclopedia Of Taekwon-Do Patterns covers all you need to know to take you from White Belt to Taekwon-Do Master.
Stuart Anslow received his black belt in the art of Taekwon-Do in 1994 and is a 5th degree. He is Chief Instructor of the renowned Rayners Lane Taekwon-do Academy, which was established in 1999 and is based in Middlesex, UK.
During his martial arts career, Stuart has won many accolades in the sporting arena, including national and world titles. His Academy is one of the most successful in the country winning numerous gold medals at every martial arts championship his students enter, a testament to his abilities as an instructor.
In 2000, Stuart won a gold and silver medal at Grandmaster Hee Il Cho's 1st AIMAA Open World Championships in Dublin, Ireland and in 2004 he returned with 14 of his students to the 2nd AIMAA Open World Championships where they brought home 26 medals between them, 7 of them becoming World Champions in their own right, 2 became double world gold medallists, all from a single school of Taekwon-do.
Stuart has been a regular writer for the UK martial arts press, having written many articles for 'Taekwon-do and Korean Martial Arts', 'Combat', 'Martial Arts Illustrated' and 'Fighters' magazines, as well as taking part in interviews for some of them. His numerous articles (which can now be found on the Academy web site) cover the many related subjects of martial arts from training to motivation, but his main love is Taekwon-do.
As well as his Academy, Stuart is the Chief martial arts instructor for two local schools (one private, one comprehensive), one of which was the first school in the country to teach martial arts as part of its national curriculum.
In October 2003, Stuart was inducted into the world renowned Combat Magazines 'Hall Of Fame 2003' for his work within the field of martial arts on a worldwide level. Combat magazine is the UK and Europe's biggest martial arts publication.
In 2004 he was selected as the Assistant Coach for the Harrow Borough Karate team, to compete at the prestigious London Youth Games held at Crystal Palace and has held this position ever since.
In 2006 he released his first book relating to Taekwon-do; 'Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do Hae Sul: Real Applications To The ITF Patterns' explored the applications of patterns techniques contained within the Ch'ang Hon patterns, away from what was considered the 'norm' for applications in favour of more realistic (and ultimately more beneficial) techniques. The book was extremely well received and became an instant success, seen as a 'must have' by both instructors and students worldwide.
In 2009, his love for Taekwon-do and disappointment with the coverage in the various Taekwon-do magazines led him to publish his own online magazine 'Totally Tae Kwon Do'; a free, downloadable magazine for all students of the art. Supported by his friends, Tae Kwon Do instructors and students around the world it too became a worldwide success.
Though a full time instructor, his reputation is gained not only by his own career but also by his uncompromising approach to teaching and the standards within his Academy and that of his students. The students quality are testament of his 'no short cuts' approach to how martial arts in general and Taekwon-Do in particular, should be taught. Many of his senior students feature in the photographs within this book.