WINNER in 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards and Finalist in 2015 USA Best Book Awards and 2016 International Book Awards! -- Signed Limited Premium Edition. Limited to 100 Copies Worldwide. Printed on premium paper. Signed by Grand Master Bok Man Kim. A personal historic photospective of Taekwon-Do through Grand Master Bok Man Kim's personal photo collection spanning nearly 60 years. Grand Master Kim's training in the martial arts began in 1941. By 1950, he had joined the Korean Army and was transferred to General Choi Hong Hi's division in early 1955 before the new Korean art was named, and advised Gen. Choi on many things related to Taekwon-Do. He drove Gen. Choi to the Naming Committee meetings where members would agree in 1955 to name the martial art "Tae Kwon Do" and recommend the name to then-president Syngman Rhee. Grand Master Kim was a member of the first Taekwon-Do demo team to perform outside of Korea in China and Vietnam in 1959. He helped Gen. Choi develop 15 of the Ch'ang Hon patterns and provided input on as many as four more. GM Kim helped Gen. Choi write the first English book about Taekwondo in 1963; Taekwon-Do: The Art of Self-Defence was published in 1965. GM Kim was a founding member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), and every country where he demonstrated and organized Taekwondo became member nations when it was founded in March 1966. GM Kim also lead the first ITF demonstration team in 1967. In 1978, GM Kim sponsored the 3rd Asian Taekwon-Do Championships in Hong Kong, which was sanctioned and promoted by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). Ten years later, Taekwondo would be a demonstration sport in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. GM Kim has starred in two feature films in Hong Kong in 1973 and appeared in as many as three earlier films. GM Kim has published three earlier books about martial arts: Practical Taekwon-Do: Defenses Against Weapons (1979); Chun Kuhn Do: The Complete Wellness Art (2002); and Taekwondo: Defense Against Weapons (2012), which was selected as a Best Books Award Finalist by U.S. Book News. TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) takes readers through the history of Taekwon-Do as seen through Grand Master Kim's photographs.
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Grand Master Kim Bok-Man is one of the most profound Taekwon-Do pioneers of our day. He is world renowned as a key technical advisor and was an instructor "par excellence" during the founding period of our beloved martial art. Tae Kwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective is an important publication which highlights his lifetime commitment and contributions as one of the most active and influential persons to affect the development of Taekwon-Do, under the stewardship and in concert with the Father and Founder, General Choi Hong-Hi. --Michael Cormack, 4th Dan Member of the 6th ITF Demonstration Team, Argentina, 1979 Member of the 7th ITF Demonstration Team, Sweden, Former USSR & DPR of Korea, 1980 2nd ITF World Champion, 1978 General Choi Hong-Hi
Grandmaster Kim Bok Man was there before 'Tae Kwon Do' was born, before it was named, helping General Choi Hong Hi shape the very art we practice, before it was even called 'Tae Kwon Do', helping to design the actual techniques, helping put together the first English-language book about Tae Kwon Do and then helping to design a majority of its tuls, the tuls millions around the world practice to this very day. His illustrious history in Tae Kwon Do is not a 'mere' thing... it was a pivotal role that all of us should be grateful for, that all of us should be aware of, and now, thanks to this wonderful book, all of us can share in and see for ourselves. Take a trip through Grandmaster Kim's life in Tae Kwon Do and you take a trip through the history of Tae Kwon Do itself; they are one and the same! Every student of Tae Kwon Do should own this book!" --Stuart Anslow, 5th Dan Editor, Totally Tae Kwon Do Magazine Author of From Creation to Unification: The Complete Histories Behind the Ch'ang Hon (ITF) Patterns, Ch'ang Hon Taekwondo Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns (2 Volumes), and The Encyc
As the traditional components of Taekwondo continue to be overshadowed by sport, living relics of the past become all the more important. Subsequently, any individual, document or practice that fortifies the discipline as the true self-defense system that it is holds great value to the martial arts community at large. Here is a pictorial chronology of a man who has, from the beginning, tirelessly dedicated his life to Taekwondo. It is a volume of historical importance that, hopefully, will inspire practitioners throughout the millennium. The Taoists say that if you wish to realize immortality, share your knowledge. If this is true, Kim Kwan Jang Nim will live on forever. --Master Doug Cook, 6th Dan Senior Student of Grandmaster Richard Chun Author of Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence; Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior; Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History & Philosophy; and Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsa
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