06 July 2011

Totally Tae Kwon Do

For the latest issue (Issue #29) of Totally Tae Kwon Do I submitted an edited version of my post "Defensive Techniques in ITF Taekwon-Do". You can read it on p.19-21 and features Cory who recently tested for 1st Dan.

Another article I think is the valuable reading is the essay by Mr. Doug Cook about the "Influence of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism in Traditional Taekwondo" (p. 11-13).

Patricia DeArmas' essay on the recent "Taekwon-Do Goodwill Tour" (p. 15-17) by the North Korean ITF Taekwon-Do Team that visited the USA also makes for interesting reading. This is the second such a Goodwill Tour. The first occurred in 2007 and is a focus of a documentary by LUVFilms: Tong-Il: Breaking Boards, Bricks and Borders.

As always, Totally Tae Kwon Do features a variety of interesting articles and this issue is no exceptions. Other topics covered are marketing, nutrition, conditioning, relationships, and pressure point strike pattern application.

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