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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: CheckPoint Press; 2nd edition (31 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906628173
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906628178
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.7 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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The Encyclopedia Of Taekwon-Do Patterns: The Complete Patterns Resource For Ch'ang Hon, ITF & GTF Students Of Taekwon-Do 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.


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This book is a great resource to anybody who studies ITF/Chang-Hon style Taekwon-Do.

I have the 15 volume Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do by General Choi Hong Hi and whilst those remain my main reference books I find myself picking up Stuarts books more often as they are more portable (3 books cover all 25 patterns from General Choi plus others).

Often I find the pictures and explanations of the movements to be clearer in Stuarts books than those in General Choi's books, because Stuart has seen the issues with the General's books he has worked to clear up some of those by providing many more pictures of the movements, rather than just the start and finish positions Stuart will have 3 or 4 photos (or more if needed) to show the smaller details.
Stuart has also cleverly avoided aligning this book with just one viewpoint, taking care to state where one group looks for one technique and another would use a different technique (such as the dodging reverse turning kicks in Juche) and also includes both Juche and Kodang showing all 25 patterns from General Choi.

In addition Stuart has included extra information such as the GTF patterns, the Silla knife patterns etc plus a lot of historical information on the patterns.

Well worth a purchase.
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Just got Volume 2 which deals with the 1st - 3rd dan Black Belt patterns.
As an instructor, I need a single lightweight book that I can take to classes. I needed the book to have pictures for ALL moves, clearly showing direction of the moves and the Korean terms for each move. Also want the original Ko-Dang pattern included. This book ticks all the right boxes and more.
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The three volumes produces by Mr Anslow are essential to any serious ITF/Chang Hon Tae Kwon-Do practitioner and/or instructor. The books are far more accessible and up to date than the 15 volume bible when it comes to patterns, and very well laid out for easy reference.

These volumes are far more useful than the condensed encyclopaedia, with each movement clearly laid out accurate photographs.

The Tae Kwon-Do history section is very useful and provides a good overview of how ITF Tae Kwon-Do came to be, with a good overview of who contributed to each of the patterns and a short biography of each master.

An up to date book on the Chang Hon patterns is way over due, but it's been worth the wait to get something of this quality!

Of course these books are no substitute to hard training under a good instructor, but used correctly they will be referenced often and prove to be invaluable!!

If a Kindle release becomes available, I will be buying my 3rd set of all 3 volumes. Having these available electronically would make them the ultimate reference book to use whilst training.
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Stuart Anslow is the more informative tae kwon-do instructor out there. He talks the talk but can also walk the walk. Not afraid to ask questions and get answers for ALL tae kwon do people. Get this book - get all his books. In 20 years time these will be THE standard TKD text.
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I have just learnt the basic moves of Yoo-Sin in under a hour. I found this pattern hard to get my head around before now. This book was so clear and easy to follow with photos and foot positions.
As a 3rd Degree black belt I highly recommend the 3 volumes as an invaluable training aid.
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Not to be confused with the 15 volume Encycopedia Of Taekwon-Do by General Choi. This is the latest work from respected Taekwon-Do stylist Stuart Anslow. Stuart's previous work Chang Hon Hae Sul explored the hidden applications in the Chang Hon pattern set. With this latest publication spanning three volumes, Stuart has tackled the more conventional area of pattern movements and performance.

This set of books is not about application, its simply a step by step guide to learning and performing the relevant pattern applicable to all grades from 9th kup to 9th Degree. Every Chang Hon pattern is explored in some depth from Chon Ji to the final pattern required for Seventh Degree and above Tong IL. What is also unique from a Chang Hon stylists perspective is that Stuart has included both Ko Dang and Juche and is the only work that documents all 25 patterns created by General Choi and the pioneers of the ITF

Stuarts work is unique in that not only does it include the 25 Chang Hon patterns but also provides step by step instruction in the six Jee-Goo Hyungs created exclusively for the GTF by Grandmaster Park Jung Tae and the Silla Knife pattern created by Grandmaster Kim Bok Man. These GTF hyungs have never been published in this format before and the Silla knife pattern was only available in Grandmaster Kim Bok Man's book Practical Taekwon-Do. Whilst not directly relevant to Chang Hon stylists, these make a fascinating reference work for all serious students of Taekwon -Do, and I personally have enjoyed studying the hyungs created by GM Park which not surprisingly for anyone with any knowledge of GM Park contain some interesting kicking combinations which are not for the faint hearted or stiff legged!

Now some may say "but this has been done before!
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