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We currently have these books available with limited stocks:

  • Taekwon-Do Condensed Encyclopedia by General Choi Hong Hi (1999)
  • A Killing Art, a book about Tae Kwon Do by Alex Gillis (Revised edition – 2016)
  • ITF Pattern Workout book
  • Beginners’ Training Manual
  • ITFNZ Handbooks

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A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do, Updated and Revised Paperback – August 9, 2016

Tae Kwon Do’s founders and Olympic leaders are fond of saying that this martial art is thousands of years old and filled with old dynasties and ancient warriors. They had their reasons for the myths and lies. A Killing Art (2016), updated and revised, reveals some of the truths about Taekwondo and Taekwon-Do, a killing art created in the South Korean military in the 1950s.


Taekwon-Do Condensed Encyclopedia by General Choi Hong Hi – Fifth Edition 1999

The 1999 Edition is the last edition printed before General Choi passed away. All other editions after were written or edited by other parties.
Be one of the few in the world who own this prized and rare edition.

Printed in Canada

765 pages : size 29.5 x 22.5 x 5cm : weight 3.2kg

This condensed version of the 15-volume set is in English, printed in Canada in 1999 and is the last version of the Encylopaedia written by General Choi himself.  It is therefore the version used by the ITF (headquartered in Benidorm, Spain under President GM Trajtenberg).

It contains comprehensive descriptions and detailed photographs showing correct stance, vital spots, hand and foot techniques, training equipment, fundamental exercises, system of sparring and much more. All 24 patterns are described in detail with photos.  This hardcover book is easily transported to workout locations and is convenient for do-jang training. A great reference tool for the student on the move.


Pattern Workout Book

Full text of all 24 ITF patterns plus pattern histories, information and a few pictures too.
54 pages on gloss art paper.

An essential training companion – easy to carry to training and keep as a handy reference.
This is text from the latest (and final) version of the Condensed Encyclopaedia by General Choi Hong Hi.


White Belt Handbook

We are proud release our ITFNZ White Belt Handbook.  If you haven’t seen it yet – check out the back-story including a video of the photoshoot here: itkd.co.nz/white-belt-handbook.

This handbook contains all the techniques and information for 10th & 9th gup, and is now the “standard handbook” issued to beginners in New Zealand aged 12 and over.


Black Belt Handbook

This is the latest edition of the iTKD Black Belt Techniques handbook. Master Paul McPhail with the assistance of Mr Mark Banicevich and members of the iTKD Technical Advisor Group wrote this manual as guideline for dan gradings. It lists all techniques that should be known by the student at each belt level.

The handbook also includes information on scoring for gradings, the fitness test, and the of responsibilities of black belts.

This handbook contains 60 pages printed on quality gloss art paper. It is a must for all members from black stripe and above.


Techniques Handbook

This is the latest edition of the ITKD Techniques handbook. Master Paul McPhail with the assistance of Mr Mark Banicevich and members of the ITKD Technical Advisor Group wrote this manual as guideline for gup gradings. It lists all techniques that should be known by the student at each belt level.

This handbook is issued free to every new ITKD member, but if you have lost yours or would like it as a give away gift to friends overseas.


Techniques Handbook FOR KIDS

Our standard Techniques Handbook has been simplified and presented in a new format, making it easy for the children to read and follow. It is designed for children up to the age of about ten.

Full of photographs and pictures, this simplified version of the handbook makes the learning of theory easy and fun for kids. It contains 36 pages.


Mini-Kids Workbook

This workbook accompanies the iTKD Mini-kids programme designed by Auckland Instructor Mrs Shirley Pygott.

The children are not taught a ‘watered down’ version of Taekwon-Do; rather they are taught the same techniques and skills that older children and adults learn in the ITKD grading syllabus, in a carefully sequenced order, that is appropriate for their stage of physical and mental development.

A4 size full colour booklet – 24 pages.


Self Defence Handbook

Self-defence is about getting home safely to your family, whatever that takes. There is nothing more important than your safety and your family’s safety.

This handbook outlines the coloured belt self-defence syllabus of International Taekwon-Do. It is an holistic approach, from avoiding dangerous situations, through de-escalating, physical response, and recovering from an incident.

This book is essential reading for all members of International Taekwon-Do, and anyone interested in learning about defending themselves and their loved ones.

72 pages


Beginners’ Training Manual

This manual outlines all the basic techniques of Taekwon-Do, the Korean martial art of self defence. It is the ideal guide for beginners (or parents of kids), giving detailed descriptions and photos of how to perform the movements. It also includes a history of Taekwon-Do in New Zealand with previously unpublished information and photographs.

96 pages

 

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Condensed Encyclopedia, A Killing Art, Pattern Workout Book, White Belt Handbook, Black Belt Handbook, Techniques Handbook, Techniques Handbook for Kids, Mini-Kids Workbook, Self Defence Handbook, Beginners' Training Manual

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