This work helps readers discover the life and philosophy of a world-renowned Tae Kwon Do champion. Born in Korea during the early days of the Korean War, international Tae Kwon Do master Yeon Hwan Park is one of the world's premier authorities of Tae Kwon Do. A ninth-degree black belt and former coach of the U.S. Olympic and Pan-American Tae Kwon Do team, Park has been featured in ""The New York Times"" and ""Newsday"", and on the covers of nearly every major martial arts magazine. Recounting his exciting life story, ""Tae Kwon Do: My Life and Philosophy"" explains the meaning behind this ancient fighting system. In this new guidebook, Master Park uses examples from his own life to illustrate how principles of Tae Kwon Do affect every part of a practitioner's life and how they have helped him through cultural, financial, and personal obstacles.Key topics include: Growing up with Tae Kwon Do and competing in Korea; Creating awareness of Tae Kwon Do around the world; Teaching Tae Kwon Do; Performing community service; Organizing Tae Kwon Do education and competitions in the United States; Coaching the U.S. Olympic Tae Kwon Do team in 1988; What Tae Kwon Do teaches children; Rules of etiquette in life and competition for Tae Kwon Do practitioners; and, Master Park's philosophy of Tae Kwon Do.
Yeon Hwan Park was the undefeated Korean national champion of Tae Kwon Do from 1971 to 1975. He has coauthored Black Belt Tae Kwon Do and Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition, both for Facts On File and Checkmark Books. He lives in East Meadow, New York.