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 world champion Master Yong Sup Kil illustrates how the subtleties of technique—such as stance, foot angle, and timing—provide the foundation for unstoppable direct, indirect, and counterattacks. Fight strategies, such as creating attack openings and setting up counterattacks, allow you to dominate your opponent and score at will.
From conditioning drills that increase flexibility, strength, endurance, and power to information on making weight and prefight strategies that improve focus and concentration, Competitive Taekwondo is the champion’s guide to taking down even the most formidable opponent.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Finding Motivation and Setting Goals
Chapter 2. Training to Win
Chapter 3. Increasing Strength, Explosive Power, Endurance, and Agility
Chapter 4. Kicking and Blocking
Chapter 5. Stepping and Footwork
Chapter 6. Taking Competitive Stances
Chapter 7. Using Feints and Timing
Chapter 8. Developing the Mind of a Champion
Chapter 9. Drilling for Competition
Chapter 10. Attacking
Chapter 11. Counterattacking
Chapter 12. Making Weight
Chapter 13. Controlling the Match
Chapter 14. Winning with a Coach
About the Author
Master Yong Sup Kil is a seventh dan black belt, a four-time Korean national martial arts champion (1973-1980), and the 1975 world champion. Since 1994, he has been coaching U.S. national teams, junior national teams, and U.S. national collegiate teams at the World Taekwondo championships. In 2000 Master Kil was named Coach of the Year by the United States Taekwondo Union (USTU). He served as a USTU official delegate to the 2000 Olympic Games and represented the United States as a delegate to the summer Universiade Games (World University Olympiad Games) in 2003.
Master Kil holds the highest certificate in coaching (level 5) and has served on various USTU and USA Taekwondo (USAT) committees. He is a first-class international referee and acts as a special advisor and tactical trainer to law enforcement agencies. Currently, he is on the physical education faculty in the division of kinesiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.