Competitive Taekwondo PDF
Victory in taekwondo is the result of strength, strategy, emotion, and skill. Competitive Taekwondo provides detailed instruction on each of these topics. With chapters covering kicking and blocking; stepping and footwork; competitive stances and postures; sparring tactics; and feints and timing, readers will learn to establish and execute fight plans that complement their strengths and exploit their opponents’ weaknesses.
Detailed descriptions and photo sequences convey effective techniques and tactics, while proven drills and sparring scenarios reinforce the key concepts for execution. Conditioning and sparring plans round out precompetition preparation. Competitive Taekwondo is the champion’s guide to taking down even the most formidable opponent.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Finding Motivation and Setting Goals
Chapter 2. Training to Win
Chapter 3. Increasing Strength, Explosive Power, Endurance, and Agility
Chapter 4. Kicking and Blocking
Chapter 5. Stepping and Footwork
Chapter 6. Taking Competitive Stances
Chapter 7. Using Feints and Timing
Chapter 8. Developing the Mind of a Champion
Chapter 9. Drilling for Competition
Chapter 10. Attacking
Chapter 11. Counterattacking
Chapter 12. Making Weight
Chapter 13. Controlling the Match
Chapter 14. Winning With a Coach
Quotes"Master Kil does an exceptional job exploring the many aspects of the sport, from developing the all-important physical skills to gaining the mental edge over your opponent. Whether you are practicing for your next belt test or training for a championship match, Competitive Taekwondo will give you the knowledge and confidence to attain your goal."
Six-time U.S. national team member
"Master Kil provides the blueprint for becoming a taekwondo champion. Competitive Taekwondo is the must-have reference for any coaches and athletes looking to advance in their mastery of the sport."
Sei Hyuk Kim
Korean national team head coach, 1985, 2003
Korean Olympic team coach, 1988, 2004
"Competitive Taekwondo details the sparring and training techniques so vital to athletes who desire to reach the elite level of the sport. This book will greatly benefit students, athletes, instructors, and coaches at all levels of the sport."
Master Han Won Lee
Olympic bronze medalist, 1988
U.S. Olympic coach, 2000
U.S. Olympic Training Center head coach, 1993-2003
"I enjoyed the way this book was broken down from kicks to punches to a daily workout schedule. I used many of Master Kil’s drills in preparing for the U.S. National Championships. Athletes of all skill levels will find Competitive Taekwondo an invaluable resource."
Eight-time U.S. national taekwondo team member