The only book of its kind sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation and written by world-renowned Tae Kwon Do masters, ""Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition"" is the most comprehensive one-stop guide to the world's most popular martial art. More than 750 all-new, full-color photographs illustrate detailed instructions on the practices and techniques of this ancient Korean fighting system. Key features include a concise history of Tae Kwon Do; important tips and strategies for sparring; two glossaries - English to Korean and Korean to English; official rules of competition; and weight and belt divisions. Essential reading for every Tae Kwon Do practitioner, ""Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition"" guides readers not only through their training in this revered martial art, but also in understanding and living by its moral and spiritual philosophy.
Yeon Hee Park, a seventh-degree black belt, was the undefeated champion of Tae Kwon Do from 1962 to 1967. He served as vice president of the National Tae Kwon Do Union of the United States, the organization responsible for the selection and training of the US Olympic Tae Kwon Do team. He is currently the deputy secretary general for the Pan American Region of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. He lives in East Meadow, New York. Yeon Hwan Park was the undefeated Korean national champion of Tae Kwon Do from 1971 to 1975. He has taught Tae Kwon Do in the United States since 1980. He has coached the United States National Tae Kwon Do Team, the United States Olympic Tae Kwon Do Team, and the United States Pan American Games Tae Kwon Do Team. He has also served as president of the New York State Tae Kwon Do Association and the secretary general of the United States Tae Kwon Do Union. He is currently the vice president of the United States Tae Kwon Do Union and the publisher of USA Taekwondo Review. He has coauthored Black Belt Tae Kwon Do and Tae Kwon Do, Third Edition for Facts On File. He lives in East Meadow, New York.