Posted On:6/21/2010 9:44pm
Style: Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Judo
Mr. Anslow has developed a series of books on the Ch'ang Hon Patterns. This is not an applications book. I am looking forward to this.
Amazon.com: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAEKWON-DO PATTERNS, Vol 1 (9781906628161): Stuart Paul Anslow: Books
The Encyclopedia Of Taekwon-Do Patterns is a unique series of books that feature the complete works of General Choi, Hong Hi; Creator of the Ch'ang Hon system of Taekwon-Do and founder of the International Taekwon-Do Federation; as well as the patterns further devised by some of his most talented and legendary pioneers; Grandmaster Park, Jung Tae and Grandmaster Kim, Bok Man. This 3-volume set is the only series of books in the world to feature all of the 25 patterns created by General Choi and his Taekwon-Do pioneers (including both Juche and Ko-Dang), as well as all 3 Saju exercises, the 6 Global Taekwon-Do Federation patterns developed by Grandmaster Park, Jung Tae and the Silla Knife Pattern instituted by Grandmaster Kim, Bok Man. Utilizing over 1,600 photographs the student is shown in precise detail, each and every pattern from beginning to end, including useful tips on their performance and things unique to particular organisations (such as Kihap points etc.). Displayed in full step-by-step photographic detail, which displays not just the final move but the 'in-between' motions as well making each book ideal to learn or revise your patterns, no matter which organisation you belong to. Volume 1 takes the student of Taekwon-Do on his or her journey from 10th Kup White Belt through to 1st Degree Black Belt and also includes the first of the Black Belt patterns. No matter which Taekwon-Do organisation you belong to, the Encyclopedia Of Taekwon-Do Patterns covers all you need to know to take you from White Belt to Taekwon-Do Master.
Posted On:6/21/2010 9:45pm
There are actually three books and a boxset but they are not listed on Amazon as of yet.
Posted On:6/22/2010 1:48pm
If you want an encyclopedia of the the chang hon TKD sylabus what's wrong with Gen Choi's encyclopedia?
Posted On:6/23/2010 11:49am
There is nothing wrong with Choi's Encyclopedia but it could be improved on. It doesn't show every move and that leaves things open to debate. The most important thing though is price as Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do is about $300 while Mr. Anslow's set will be about $60 for the boxed set.
Is there anything wrong with another reference book particularly since we have been exposed to Mr.Anslow's work with both his previous book and with Totally TKD magazine?
Posted On:6/24/2010 4:55pm
I have no problem with mr anslow's work I own a copy of his pattern application book and think its exelent. But you've got to remember that choi's encyclopedia is a condensed version it actually misses out quite alot of stuff. What is this book offering that chois isnt?
As for the price you just quoted that is way off I only payed £60 for mine im not sure what the exchange rate is but im sure it is'nt that steep.
Posted On:6/24/2010 10:30pm
Were you talking about the single version of Choi's Book? I thought we were talking about the 15 volume set. In that case... the single volume leaves out a lot of information. I have seen the single volume on Ebay for about $50 although TKD Times sells it for more.
Posted On:7/02/2010 12:24am
Totally TKD (issue 17) states that Amazon has the books listed for 24.99 when they should be listed at 29.00. This would be the difference that the box set would be. When I went to Amazon the price listed was only 22.49 but I don't know how long this will last.
Amazon.com: The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns, Vol. 2 (9781906628178): Stuart Paul Anslow: Books
Posted On:7/09/2010 10:33am
Style: Traditional TKD, BJJ, MMA
I might look into it. I have access to the Full Encyclopedia, my Instructor has that and the condensed version. It's always good to see other view points.
You might also consider looking into the digital version of the big volume encyclopedia, it's cheaper and possibly free if you know where to look.
Posted On:7/18/2010 6:28pm
Style: Tae Kwon Do, Judo
Where did the rest of this thread go? So does the book have the transition movements?
Posted On:7/19/2010 7:23am
Style: Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-do
Thanks for your interest.
Originally Posted by tkdjudohead
So does the book have the transition movements?
Yes they do.
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