Choi Hong Hi's Taekwon-Do books

Discussion in 'Tae-Kwon-Do' started by Metal, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Metal

    Metal Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Essen, Germany
    Online I found an overview of the following books by Choi Hong Hi:

    • Taekwon-Do - The Art of Self-Defence - 1965
    • Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence) - 1972 (6 Editions & 2 Reprints 1972-1986)
    • Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do: 15 Volume Set - 1983 (5 Editions 1985-2008)
    • Condensed Encyclopedia - 1988 (6 Editions)

    Are the number of editions and timeframes above correct?
    Is there a later version of the Condensed Encyclopedia than 2003?

    I own the 1965 book and the 1972 edition of "Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence)" plus a PDF version of the Encyclopedia.

    I'm wondering, which edition of "Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence)" was the first to feature the Juche Tul and the sine-wave motion. Does somebody have it handy and can look up the year it was published and let me know about the color of the book and the color/picture of/one the dust jacket?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Earl Weiss

    Earl Weiss Senior Master

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,847
    Likes Received:
    470
    Trophy Points:
    158
    I believe The 1983 15 Volume set published in 1983 is the first published text to contain Ju Che and the term sine wave although knee flexion and knee spring was referred to in prior texts. I do not know the latest date of the a condensed encyclopedia edition.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Metal

    Metal Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Essen, Germany
    Thank you very much! I thought that Juche and the sine-wave were already present in the first edition of the full encyclopedia in 1983. I'm still curious about the 6 Editions & 2 Reprints of "Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence)" from 1972-1986, before that one was replaced by the Condensed Encyclopedia.

    There must be some members here who have a 1980s edition of "Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self-Defence)".

    What was the timeline for the book like? So far I had just had the chance to look ate the 1972 and the 1975 editions, and in the latter it says:

    1972 1st edition
    1973 1s reprint
    1975 2nd edition

    It would be great to know when which editions or reprints were released.123
     

Share This Page