Many books about Taekwondo already exist. We didn’t want to write “yet another book” about Taekwondo, with the same approach. Our aim – in addition to sharing knowledge – is to help trainers understand the reality of today’s Taekwondo and the teaching of the sport. We took some time to mull over this project and finally we did it. Enjoy reading and reflecting! Be strong and be good!
In the first half of the book Gaku Homma gives a very detailed and convincing account of how he came to the martial arts (and aikido in particular), and how this has shaped his practice as a teacher. He gives many examples of conversations he's had with parents who want to enroll their kids in his classes, which serve to illustrate many of the wrong reasons parents want children to participate in martial arts. In the second half, he gives examples of many of the exercises children in his aikido classes perform, accompanied by black-and-white line drawings.
This anthology isn’t a typical “How To” book for teaching martial arts to children. The eight chapters included tend not only to the physical aspects of the instruction of skills, but give special attention to the essential nature of children, their body and minds, and the effects their train have on socialization. In addition, some authors write specifically on the special needs of children with autism, attention deficit, and hyperactivity disorders.
Martial Arts are broken down into specific styles. The style all depends on where and what you study. A lot of cultures and countries offer their own forms of Martial Arts that they originated, developed, and perfected.
BREAK THE SILENCE TO LIBERATE THE CHILDREN This book is not a novel, it is the incredible testimony of a part of my life. After the death of my mother, I was 14, my father remarried. Abused and unhappy, I then promised that one day I would found an orphanage to provide affection and education for poor children. 1980 - I left France to create an import business in the USA. 1996 I sold my business. In late 1999 a large cyclone-devastated part of India in Orissa. I went to the scene to help the children I met Parivaraj (priest, doctor and professor) and Ruth Tumati Eliazar, the 3 leaders of a similar organization: New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust, that had existed for 18 years. Parivaraj was the mastermind, he offered his help to establish a foundation in India and children's villages, called: MEGF Trust. Volunteers from around the world flocked to these villages to help. With the money raised 243 received an education. However almost all the staff were recruited by Parivaraj, and the children spoke Oriya, which prevented me from following their conversations. 2008- Despite threats and serious sanctions by Parivaraj, the children broke the silence to talk to me. Through their testimonies, I discovered that New Hope was a cover, a front, for fraud, lies, theft of donations etc., to pay the staff to keep silent about sexual abuse of children committed by Parivaraj on boys and Eliazar Rose on girls as young 10 or 11, in the two foundations. All this work of corruption and rape orchestrated by a recidivist pedophile, Parivaraj wanted by the police for 25 years had changed his name seven times, each time he was wanted. On November 7, 2008, I swore a complaint with the police who discovered his real name: Paul Dean, an Australian who was arrested and imprisoned for almost four months. However from prison, he remained the leader of the gang. His accomplices outside executed his orders for his release, completing four acts of treason... Free Paul Dean threatened to kill me twice to force me to withdraw my complaint. As I did not want to give in, he then fabricated false documents presented to the Indian authorities in order to imprison me. Narrowly I escaped this trap ...
Taekwondo is unlike any other martial art and it deserves some special attention because of its importance as a sport with a unique history and influence. This anthology, as part of our projects to provide stellar articles from the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, provides high quality materials about taekwondo you will not find elsewhere. Topics include fascets of taekwondo history, practice, competition, health, education, character, techniques, and sport/athletics. You’ll find the notes, bibliographies, illustrations, and index are also valuable. We have been very fortunate to include the writings of Dr. Willy Pieter, a pioneer in the scientific study of taekwondo. Other articles in this book provide details of taekwondo history, such as the detailed work by Dakin Burdick. The earlier version as published in the journal caused quite a stir among Korean martial art afficionados, particularly in the clear exposition that taekwondo’s roots are found in Japanese/Okinawan traditions. Some chapters focus on specific techniques, especially the pieces by Udo Moenig, Louis Bercades and Willy Pieter. The interview by José Suporta with Juan Moreno is very insightful as it includes a discussion of the differences of taekwondo practices for the martial artist and sport athlete. In her chapter, Marzena Czarneca uncovers the social relationships that often develop between students and teachers. The emotional and psychological bonds formed during classes are often difficult to notice and define, but she does so with a unique research methodology. Van Reenam’s chapter gives a refreshing portrait of childhood development through taekwondo practice. His conclusions will benefit those who teach, as well as the youngsters and parents involved in taekwondo. Authoritative works dealing with taekwondo are published occasionally. This book is a milestone in taekwondo literature. Hopefully you will enjoy reading each page of this important anthology. Besides being a convenient collection of special readings on taekwondo, we also hope the chapters will inspire future research and writing in this field.
Korea has become a powerful force in global sport, with South Korea finishing fifth in the medals table at London 2012 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. This book brings together scholars from disciplines including sport history, sociology, journalism, economics, sport development, and sport management to explore the significance of sport in contemporary Korea. Presenting a variety of international perspectives, it plots the dynamic evolution of sport in Korea and envisions the possibilities for its future. Each chapter focuses on a key topic of current relevance, such as sport in the context of shifting relations between North and South Korea, or the role of sport in the expression of Korean nationalism. Arguing that individuals, institutions, businesses, and governments have actively leveraged or exploited sport to influence developments in various social, economic, cultural, and political arenas, this book sheds new light on the importance of sport as a catalyst for change in Korea. This is indispensable reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, history, and culture in Korea.
Now consisting of fifty innovative chapters authored by internationally recognised scientists and clinicians, the extensively revised third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine is the fundamental reference work on paediatric exercise medicine and sport science. Using a scientific evidence-based approach and new insights into understanding the exercising child and adolescent, this title covers a complex and rapidly evolving field. Designed to inform, challenge and support all involved in the study and treatment of the exercising child and adolescent, the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine presents complex scientific and medical material in an accessible and understandable manner. With extensive sections on Exercise Science, Exercise Medicine, Sport Science and Sport Medicine, chapters comprehensively cover training, physical activity in relation to health issues, the physiology of the young athlete and injury using the research and practical experience of a renowned author team. Fully illustrated and extensively revised, new topics and fully updated material complement the state-of-the-art approach of previous editions. With an increased focus on molecular exercise physiology, close to 75% of the content found in this edition is new material, reflecting the many advances and developments across this discipline.
Anytime an individual decides to learn how to protect themselves, learn self-defense, or become a better person, one thing comes to mind - martial arts. Martial arts are very common these days, being practiced all over the world. The martial arts have been used for many centuries, although they really became famous around the time of Bruce Lee. Bruce invented the style of Jeet Kune Do, which involves very fast strikes with amazing counter defenses. Once people began to see just how fast Bruce Lee could move, they began to look into martial arts and see just how it could benefit them. Martial arts are broken down into specific styles. The style all depends on where and what you study. A lot of cultures and countries offer martial arts that they originated, developed, and perfected. Brazil offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Japan has Karate, Thailand has Muay Thai, France has Savate, and China has Shaolin. Keep in mind that each style will vary in techniques and what it has to offer you.