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Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 1136 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Weatherhill
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James
May 16, 2014 James rated it it was amazing
This book is comprehensive to say the least, and it's enlightening to the fact that Hapkido isn't just a self-defense art, but also includes healing, energy work, meditation techniques, and the use of acupuncture pressure points for destructive purposes. You could spend several lifetimes learning Hapkido and still not get to everything. It may take some people a good amount of time to read this book. I must be honest, I didn't read every word but as a student of Hapkido I believe I will use this ...more
Steve Scott
Feb 13, 2013 Steve Scott rated it it was amazing
Shelves: martial-arts
Probably the most comprehensive book every done on Hapkido and related arts, Tedeschi's book is huge, thick, and dense.

Printed up on high quality paper with hundreds of illustrations and in-depth analysis of the art and its history, this is a superb book.
Jeff
Oct 27, 2007 Jeff rated it really liked it
Shelves: martial-arts, history
Very large book that details just about everything there is to know about Hapkido. I always enjoyed studying Hapkido and love this book as a complete encyclopedia of the art. This book is as much history as martial arts, being a broad and deep overview of the art as a whole including hundreds of moves. OK, I know that not all the moves work as well in reality as they do in the dojo, but many do. A little practice will let you know what does and doesn’t work. This text is fascinating nonetheless.
Damon
Jun 03, 2010 Damon rated it it was amazing
This is the most complete book on a Martial Art that I have seen printed in English. Not to say that it is in fact the most complete but like I said in the first sentence- This is the most complete book on a Martial Art that I have seen printed in English. I helps you remember what your Sabunim told you in class.
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