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A killing art : the untold history of Tae Kwon Do

Author: Alex Gillis
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Updated and revised editionView all editions and formats
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"The leaders of Tae Kwon Do, an Olympic sport and one of the world;s most popular martial arts, are fond of saying that their art is ancient and filled with old dynasties and superhuman feats. In fact, Tae Kwon Do is as full of lies as it is powerful techniques. Since its rough beginnings in the Korean military 60 years ago, the art empowered individuals and nations, but its leaders too often hid the painful truths  Read more...
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Gillis, Alex.
Killing art.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2016
(OCoLC)947133364
Named Person: Hong Hi Choi; Un-yong Kim; Alex Gillis; Un-yong Kim
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Gillis
ISBN: 9781770906952 1770906959 9781770906945 1770906940
OCLC Number: 954572570
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations
Contents: People --
About Korean Names --
Introduction Funny Or Phony? --
One Though Ten Million Opponents Might Rise Against Him --
Two A Superpower On Every Border --
Three Supernam --
Four Tae Kwon Do Is Named in a Korean Geisha House --
Five Enter The Dragon and His Dictator 63 Six The Vietnam War Popularizes Tae Kwon Do --
Seven The Aces, Cults, and Spies In Tae Kwon Do --
Eight Kafka Would Have Cried: The East Berlin Incident --
Nine as if in a Bruce Lee Movie --
Ten Exiles and Heroes --
Eleven From Spooky Kukki To WTF Twelve Whaaa! --
Thirteen Olympic Mania and North Korean Mayhem --
Fourteen The Olympic Summer Of Love --
Fifteen "Need A Medal? Come With Money." --
Sixteen Cheating In The Olympics --
Seventeen Like a Cult --
Eighteen The Little Giant Dies and Tae Kwon Do Falls Apart --
Nineteen WTF Leaders Go To Prison and TKD Faces Oblivion --
Twenty Cults And Criminals vs. C.K. Choi --
Twenty-One Reprieve.
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"The leaders of Tae Kwon Do, an Olympic sport and one of the world;s most popular martial arts, are fond of saying that their art is ancient and filled with old dynasties and superhuman feats. In fact, Tae Kwon Do is as full of lies as it is powerful techniques. Since its rough beginnings in the Korean military 60 years ago, the art empowered individuals and nations, but its leaders too often hid the painful truths that led to that empowerment -- the gangsters, secret-service agents, and dictators who encouraged cheating, corruption, and murder. A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do takes you into the cults, geisha houses, and crime syndicates that made Tae Kwon Do. It shows how, in the end, a few key leaders kept the art clean and turned it into an empowering art for tens of millions of people in more than 150 countries. A Killing Art is part history and part biography -- and a wild ride to enlightenment."--Publisher's description.

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