We currently have two 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)
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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.


Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • The Tenets of Taekwon-Do
  • Definition of Taekwon-Do
  • Origin and Development of Martial Arts
  • History of Taekwon-Do
  • Taekwon-Do and Physical Fitness
  • The Philosophy of Taekwon-Do
  • Theory of Power
  • Stance
  • Attacking / Blocking Tools
    • a. Hand Parts
    • b. Foot Parts
    • c. Miscellaneous Parts
  • Vital Spots
  • Hand Techniques
    • a. Attack Technique
    • b. Defence Technique
    • c. Ground Technique
  • Foot Techniques
    • a. Attack Technique
    • b. Defence Technique
    • c. Ground Technique
  • Training Equipments
  • Fundamental Exercises
  • Patterns
  • System of Sparring
  • Self-Defence Techniques
  • Composition of Taekwon-Do
  • System of Rank
  • Test
  • Competition
  • Demonstration
  • About the Author

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Condensed Encyclopedia, A Killing Art

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