Hapkido An Introduction to the Art of Self Defence by Marc Tedeschi

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  • An Introduction to the art of Self-Defense - By Marc Tedeschi


Binding Paperback
Publisher Weatherhill Inc.
Country of Origin USA
Number of Pages 127
Pubilcation Date 2000
Condition New

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  • Hapkido Book
  • by Marc Tedeschi
  • Introduction to
  • Korean Martial Art
  • Great read

Hapkido An Introduction Description

This ground-breaking work is the first to comprehensively document the traditions, philosophy, and techniques of one of the world's most varied, exciting, and practical martial arts—Hapkido. More than 9,000 photographs introduce over 2,000 martial techniques, including strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, holds, joint locks, chokes, throws, falls, tumbling, ground fighting, and weapons. Numerous closeups show precise grips, leverage methods, pressure points, hitting surfaces, and direction of force.

In addition to self-defense techniques, chapters are included on East Asian philosophy, martial arts history, anatomy, meditation, healing, and pressure point fighting, as well as in-depth, previously unpublished interviews with the world's preeminent Hapkido Grandmasters and renowned Grandmasters of related martial arts. Because of similarities between Hapkido and many other martial arts, including Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Aikido, Judo, and Tai Chi Chuan, this book is a useful reference for practitioners of all martial arts styles, from novices to masters. This unique work of exceptional quality is the definitive text on Hapkido, and destined to become a classic of martial arts literature.


'On the Back' of Hapkido An Introduction

This is the first introductory text to accurately portray Hapkido in its entirety. One of the world's most exciting, varied, and practical martial arts, Hapkido consists of thousands of techniques encompassing all forms of martial arts: strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, joint locks, chokes, throws, tumbling, ground fighting, weapons, meditation, and healing. Clearly written and expertly photographed by the author of the landmark Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, this unique book is essential reading for anyone seeking a concise, honest, and accurate overview of Hapkido's history, philosophy, and techniques.

  • Over 680 high-quality photographs, and 48 illustrations.
  • More photos and techniques than any similarly priced competitive book
  • Precise anatomical drawings of 83 common Oriental pressure points
  • Comprehensive chapters on history and philosophy
  • Sixty practical self-defense techniques, spanning most types of attacks
  • Basic material to guide novices during their initial training
  • Essential reading for anyone seeking a concise overview of Hapkido

Marc Tedeschi is an internationally respected artist, designer, and educator, who holds a fifty-degree black belt in Hapkido, a martial art that integrates both healing and combative techniques. He has practiced martial arts for more than twenty-five years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Judo, Jujitsu, and Karate. He is the author of eight works, including the landmark Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique; Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts; Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique; and a unique series of books that outline the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.


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