Defense Against Weapons
by Bok Man Kim
Grandmaster Kim, Bok Man is one of the most recognized authorities of taekwondo in the world. He worked tirelessly with General Choi Hong Hi as a founder of taekwondo curricula used today by the many international taekwondo organizations.
Originally published in 1979, this book provides defense techniques taught to military, law enforcement officials, and black belts. Beginners will have a chance to see the application of their training in actual weapon defenses.
Advanced students will learn techniques and fundamental training that has been 'field' tested since the inception of the art in the 1950s.
Chapters include:History and the theory of power Defense against weapons: knife, baton, pole, sword, bayonet, and pistol Sparring: releases, grabs, throwing, falling, free-sparring Patterns: Silla pattern 1, Silla pattern 2, Silla knife pattern, and Silla pole pattern Training: stretching, calisthenics, action principles, hand and foot techniques, using a heavy bag Body parts for attack and defense, stances, vital points for striking
This book catalogs the essence of the fighting art of taekwondo as it was originally intended.
Praise for Grandmaster Kim, Bok ManBlack Belt magazine recognized Kim, Bok Man as the "father" of Tae Kwon Do and he has been instructing for the past 53 years. In 2007 Grandmaster Kim, Bok Man was inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame. 1964-1965 Kim, Bok Man organized the Malaysian Tae Kwon Do Association. He and six other black belts organized a strong following, which led to the birth of the Singapore Tae Kwon Do Association. 1966-1969, Kim based himself in Hong Kong and traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe. During those years he organized the International Tae Kwon Do Association, the Hong Kong Tae Kwon Do Association and the Brunei Tae Kwon Do Association. He also helped the infant Thai Association in Bangkok get off the ground. Outside of Asia Bok Man Kim established Tae Kwon Do Associations in the United Kingdom, France, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Uganda, Kenya and Australia. In 1970 Kim went to the Philippines at the invitation of President Marcos. After the first demonstration of Tae Kwon Do in the Philippines, Kim founded the Philippines Tae Kwon Do Association. In 1971 Kim returned to Hong Kong and in 1972 the First Hong Kong Tae Kwon Do Tournament and demonstration was held. In 1973 Kim went to Sarawak at the invitation of their government. After successful demonstrations, he organized the Sarawak Tae Kwon Do Association.