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Competitive Taekwondo PDF

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    Competitive taekwondo is a demanding sport. Participants must be quick and able to score when given an opportunity. They must understand the opponent, adapt their fighting style, and be prepared to take advantage of any weakness. Most important, they must be confident and know that they can control any match because they have trained well. Competitive Taekwondo will guide you to victory by demonstrating the proven techniques, tactics, strategies, and conditioning programs you need to become a champion. Through detailed descriptions and photos, former world champion Master Yong Sup Kil illustrates how the subtleties of technique—such as stance, foot angle, and timing—provide the foundation for unstoppable direct, indirect, and counterattacks. Fight strategies, such as creating attack openings and setting up counterattacks, allow you to dominate your opponent and score at will. From conditioning drills that increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and power to information on making weight and prefight strategies that improve focus and concentration, Competitive Taekwondo is the champion’s guide to taking down even the most formidable opponent.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Long Runs: Building a Base
    Chapter 2. Off-Road Training: Sparing Your Legs
    Chapter 3. Fartlek Training: Mixing It Up
    Chapter 4. Interval Workouts: The Need for Speed
    Chapter 5. Hill Workouts: Building Strength and Stamina
    Chapter 6. Tempo Runs: Pushing the Threshold
    Chapter 7. Recovery Fun: Rejuvenating With Play
    Chapter 8. Building a Program: Preparing for Competition

    About the Author

    Master Yong Sup Kil is a seventh dan black belt, a four-time Korean national martial arts champion (1973-1980), and the 1975 world champion. Since 1994, he has been coaching U.S. national teams, junior national teams, and U.S. national collegiate teams at the World Taekwondo championships. In 2000 Master Kil was named Coach of the Year by the United States Taekwondo Union (USTU). He served as a USTU official delegate to the 2000 Olympic Games and represented the United States as a delegate to the summer Universiade Games (World University Olympiad Games) in 2003.   

    Master Kil holds the highest certificate in coaching (level 5) and has served on various USTU and USA Taekwondo (USAT) committees. He is a first-class international referee and acts as a special advisor and tactical trainer to law enforcement agencies. Currently, he is on the physical education faculty in the division of kinesiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
     
    Master Kil operates Kil’s Tae Kwon Do, Inc., which consists of nine taekwondo training facilities, located in southeastern Michigan. Master Kil can be reached at www.kilstkd.com.

    Reviews

    "Firmly grounded in theory, this book provides a stellar analysis of the influential role of perceived self-efficacy in athletic development and functioning.  It is uniquely broad in scope, offering a masterful overview of the foundation, research, and application of self-efficacy theory in the field of athletics.  Because of the scope and depth of coverage, this book is an invaluable resource for theorists and practitioners alike seeking an understanding of how beliefs of personal and collective efficacy contribute to the quality of athletic life.  But it is about more than sports.  The insights it provides can also serve one well in other life pursuits.  This is a truly outstanding book that has the makings of a classic in the field of athletics."

    -Albert Bandura

    "The benefits of this book reach well beyond just sports. The techniques are easy to learn and represent tools you will use throughout your career..."

    -Doody’s Review Service