Competitive taekwondo is a demanding sport. Participants must be quick and able to score when given an opportunity. They must understand the opponent, adapt their fighting style, and be prepared to take advantage of any weakness. Most important, they must be confident and know that they can control any match because they have trained well.
Competitive Taekwondo will guide you to victory by demonstrating the proven techniques, tactics, strategies and conditioning programs you need to become a champion. Through detailed descriptions and photos, former wolrd champion Master Yong Sup Kil illustrates how the subtleties of technique, such as stance, foot angle and timing, provide the foundation for unstoppable diect and indirect counter attacks, allow you to dominate your opponent and score at will.
Master Kil does an exceptional job exploring the many aspects of the sport, from developing the all-important physical skills to gaining the mental edge over your opponent. Whether you are practicing for your next belt test or training for a championship match, Competitive Taekwondo will give you the knowledge and confidence to attain your goal. Jason Han
Six-time U.S. national team member
Master Kil provides the blueprint for becoming a taekwondo champion. Competitive Taekwondo is the must-have reference for any coaches and athletes looking to advance in their mastery of the sport. Sei Hyuk Kim
Korean national team head coach, 1985,2003
Korean Olympic team coach, 1988, 2004