First time martial arts students are not just starting a program of physical and mental practice. They are entering a new world--one that not only has new rules, new goals, and even new clothing but that also offers them lots of new opportunities for fun and accomplishment.
Taekwondo for Kids is a fun and accessible guide to Taekwondo practice. It includes introductions to the history and philosophy of the martial art, what to expect in the first few classes, how to warm up and practice, advice on setting goals, and information on competitions and tournaments.
With over 75 full-color illustrations, including 40 clearly diagrammed Taekwondo exercises, and lots of fun facts and informative sidebars written in kid-friendly jargon-free language, this is the perfect introduction for the younger martial artist.
About the Author
Y.H. Park has won the Korean National Taekwondo Championships seven times, and retired undefeated. In 1988 he was the Coach of the US Olympic Taekwondo Team, which won gold in Seoul. Park is the author of Taekwondo: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Martial Art.