By Udo Moenig
This ebook offers a entire assessment of the ancient, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. a number of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural components hooked up to taekwondo are, actually, remnants of East Asia’s modernization force, and mostly inherited from the japanese martial arts. the present ancient portrayal has created a drawback to a transparent figuring out of the background of taekwondo, and offers difficulties and contradictions in philosophy and coaching technique. utilizing wealthy empirical information, together with interviews with top figures within the box, this booklet brings jointly martial arts philosophy with an research of the technical elements and the improvement of taekwondo, and gives an in depth comparability of karate and taekwondo recommendations. It debunks nationalistic mythology surrounding taekwondo to supply a reinterpretation of taekwondo’s evolution.
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Taekwondo: From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport (Routledge Research in Sports History) by Udo Moenig