Taekwondo Kids is the first practical guide to the Korean Martial Arts System of Taekwondo and has been specially written with children and youths in mind. It serves as an accompaniment to training as well as providing an introduction to this particular sport. Using simple, easily understood language and numerous appropriate illustrations suitable for children and youths, all the exercises can be carried out or practiced without any difficulty.
The readers are introduced to special characters who will be with them throughout the book. They will meet 9 year old Kira, 12 year old Mike, Joanne who is 11 years old, 10 year old Farid, and Suko, who is the oldest at 13 years. Because these characters are all at different training levels, they will be able to show the reader different techniques based on their level and which ones will take them to the next grade. Taekwondo Kids is beautifully illustrated and four-color throughout. They will learn about Taekwondo’s history, the warm-ups, practices, positions, exercises and so much more! When they follow the instructions in this book, they will learn this martial art well.
Taekwondo Kids is written in the form of a course textbook. The individual sections of the book are arranged according to belt grad, and in addition to the comprehensive lead into the sport itself, all the respective techniques and exercise forms in Taekwondo are included for advancement to the next belt grade in the WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) System.
About the Authors
Wolfgang Rumpf is a holder of the 7th Dan Taekwondo (WTF) and teaches Korean Martial Arts at the Ilyodo club in Bochum, Germany, where children are taught from beginner to Dan grade.
Volker Dornemann works as a freelance illustrator and layout expert for an agency specializing in marketing for children and youth interests. He also is a cartoonist for magazines.