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What is the Most Influential Tae Kwon Do Book of the 20th Century

February 28, 2016Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine has selected four (4) of the most popular and respected texts on the art of Tae Kwon Do from the 20th Century for your consideration.  These works, all written by Tae Kwon Do Masters that have had great impact on the globalization of the art and sport of Tae Kwon Do, have become classic reference guides for students, from beginners to advanced.

Now is your chance to vote of the single most influential Tae Kwon Do book of the 20th Century.  

Voting is open from February 28th- March 28th.  

What is the Most Influential TaeKwonDo Book of the 20th Century

Complete Taekwondo Poomsae by Sang H. Kim

Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide by YH Park & Jon Gerrard

Korean Karate: The Art of Tae Kwon Do by Duk Son

Taekwondo: The Korean Martial Art by Richard Chun

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Essay Contest Winner: Nicholas Isaacs

December 13, 2015–  After some delay TaeKwonDo Life Magazine is pleased to announce the winner of the “Why I Love Taekwondo” Essay Contest.

The winner is :  Nicholas Isaacs

All the essays were thoughtful and inspiring.   The top 3 were all terrific and it took the Judges a while to decide but you are all WINNERS.

Special thanks to our panel of Judges:

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Master George Manlove

George Manlove, Sabunym (Tang Soo Do)
Black Bear Tae Kwon Do, University of Maine


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Master Edward Park

Master Edward Park, 5th Dan

Jake Gretner, 3rd Dan

Jake Gretner, 3rd Dan Instructor

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Jason Aptekar, 2nd Dan, Certified Instructor