The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns, Vol 2 Paperback – 31 May 2010
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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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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.
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.
The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns, Vol 2
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.
As a 3rd Degree black belt I highly recommend the 3 volumes as an invaluable training aid.
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!
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Really good book fast delivery I would recommend to other studentsPublished 2 months ago by d s neal
This is a great publication and reasonably priced as well. I used this book thoroughly while learning my ITF patterns along with other sources. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marc Chong-Seng
I bought this book to help me get through my 1st Dan (ITF) patterns. This book was a great help. It is clear, well laid out and the photos are brilliant. Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2014 by Heather
This book are great way for Taekwondo students to learn Taekwondo patterns of the ITF and GTF
You can see that he put lot of time in the right way to write these set books ,... Read more
It's a bit odd when you spend several years getting to 1st Dan and then carry on training. Suddenly there's less people to ask, you spend more time in class teaching rather than... Read morePublished on 2 Oct. 2013 by N. Plumbley
excellent reference book easy to follow with pictures and explanation of moves
would recommend to any student in taekwondo