Jim Hogan,James Home

Effective Taekwon-Do Sparring

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If you are a typical student of Taekwond-Do, or any other other martial art that practises semi-free, continuous sparring, then this book is for you. Written specifically for club-level martial artists, Effective Taekwon-Do Sparring bridges the gap between the wider Taekwon-Do syllabus and the particular demands of sparring. In order to do this, the authors go right back to basics. The fundamentals of stance, movement and defence are analysed in detail and significantly adapted for the sparring arena. Core attacking techniques are reviewed and, if necessary, modified in order to improve their effectiveness in typical sparring scenarios. Finally, basic elements of sparring strategy such as assessing opponents, creating openings, effective combinations and counter-attacks are examined.Based on Master Hogan's decades of competition and teaching experience, the book offers club-level martial artists a unique insight into the principles underpinning today's top international fighters, and encourages them to use that insight to analyse and improve every aspect of their own sparring. Aimed at Taekwond-Do practictioners and martial artists of any level of sparring ability and confidence.This book will be informative, challenging and thought-provoking through a combination of detailed explanations and practical exercises.Written for club-level martial artists it offers a unique insight into the principles underpinning todays top international fighters.Superbly illustrated with 603 colour photographs.Master Jim Hogan is an internationally renowned Taekwon-Do instructor, holds a 7th degree black belt and has decades of competition and teaching experience.James Home is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwon-Do and assistant instructor of Master Jim Hogan.
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