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The Resource A killing art : the untold history of Tae kwon do, Alex Gillis

A killing art : the untold history of Tae kwon do, Alex Gillis

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A killing art : the untold history of Tae kwon do
Title
A killing art
Title remainder
the untold history of Tae kwon do
Statement of responsibility
Alex Gillis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
Summary
The tale of the origin and history of tae kwon do, one of the most popular martial art.
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From Amazon
Biography type
contains biographical information
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294899
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NLC
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Gillis, Alex
Dewey number
796.815/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Choi, Hong Hi
  • Kim, Un-yong
  • Gillis, Alex
  • Tae kwon do
  • Martial artists
Target audience
adult
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the untold history of Tae kwon do
Label
A killing art : the untold history of Tae kwon do, Alex Gillis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947133364
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Updated and revised edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781770413009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947133364
Label
A killing art : the untold history of Tae kwon do, Alex Gillis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947133364
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Updated and revised edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781770413009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947133364

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