When people discuss Korean martial arts, they rarely mention taekyon. They are usually totally unfamiliar with the name because there hasn’t been much written about it. The four chapters in this anthology give an excellent overview of taekyon as a system noted for it’s dance-like qualities and combative style, especially for leg techniques. Taekyon stands unique as it represents most closely to a pure Korean martial tradition.
This anthology will serve as solid reference for all interested in the Korean combative traditions, and especially taekyon for its aesthetic appeal as a form of dance and graceful yet powerful combative method.
Taekyon: The Korean Martial Art
- Traditional Korean Martial Arts, by Stanley E. Henning, M.A.
- The History and Development of Taekyon, by Robert W. Young
- Notes on the Historical Development of Korean Martial Sports: An Addendum to Young’s History and Development of Taekyon, by Willy Pieter, Ph.D.
- The Elevation of Taekyon from Folk Game to Martial Art, by Yung Ouyang, B.A.
6" x 9" paperback, 66 pages, 58 illustrations.