Hapkido: An Introduction to the Art of Self-Defense

Hapkido: An Introduction to the Art of Self-Defense

by Marc Tedeschi


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The essential introductory text, written by the author of the landmark 1136-page book, "Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique."
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 skills: 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. It includes:
  • 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 
Note: The information in this 128-page book comes from material extracted from the author's 1136-page work, Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique. Readers seeking a comprehensive presentation of Hapkido should obtain the larger work. For more information, visit marctedeschi.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891640803
Publisher: Marc Tedeschi
Publication date: 05/22/2015
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Marc Tedeschi is an internationally respected designer, photographer, educator, and martial arts master. He has studied Eastern philosophy, healing arts, and combatives for more than 40 years, training extensively in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Karate. A prolific writer, Mr. Tedeschi's landmark publications rank with the finest ever produced on the healing and martial arts. He is the author of over a dozen works, including the 1136-page Hapkido, the 896-page Taekwondo, Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts, and a unique series of general martial arts books that provide an in-depth look at the core concepts and techniques shared by a broad range of martial arts.

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