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Best Taekwondo & Martial Arts Books

Below are our selections for the best Taekwondo & martial arts books. We have also added a quick review of each book in order to summarize their value to martial arts students. In addition, we have added some of our visitors' favorite martial arts books in order to provide you with even more reading ideas. You can also find many Taekwondo books on our Used Taekwondo Books section. If you are looking for children's books, please visit our Taekwondo Books for Kids section.


 Best Taekwondo Books - Our Favorites

  • Taekwondo: The State of the Art - This Taekwondo book is well written and covers many topics (i.e. kicks, sparring and stances). The best section focuses on Taekwondo forms (WTF forms 1-8) as the book gives you detailed written instructions and visual aids. I often refer to this book when I am getting ready for my next belt test. Two thumbs up!
  • Competitive Taekwondo - This Taekwondo book provides a good overview of the training needed to become proficient at Taekwondo sparring. It covers areas such as training regimes, sparring exercises and strategy. My favorite part focused on counterattacks (i.e. How do I counter an opponent's roundhouse kick?). It gives you numerous counters for each attack.

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 Best Martial Art Books - Our Favorites

  • Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts - This martial arts book provides Taekwondo students with a huge variety of stretching exercises that will improve their flexibility. Hundreds of stretching exercises. This book is a must for any martial arts student who wants a higher spinning hook kick or who just wants to prevent/treat a nagging injury. Each stretch comes with pictures and instructions. Two thumbs up!
  • Martial Arts After 40 - This martial arts book is geared towards "older" martial arts athletes (like myself). It looks at how to take a martial arts course when you are past 40, the best stretches/exercises for older athletes, how to prevent age-related sports injuries, etc.
  • Complete Krav Maga - An excellent martial arts book with numerous pictures that show a wide range of self-defense techniques. This book teaches useful skills that you can use to enhance the knowledge that you have already learned at your Taekwondo school. Krav Maga is an Israeli self-defense program focused on practical techniques (anything that works). Two thumbs up!
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - If you want to learn ground fighting in order to complement your Taekwondo skills, you should read this martial arts book. There are tons of detailed pictures and excellent instruction on how to deal with an opponent if the fight has turned into a wrestling match (and you can't use your awesome roundhouse kick).
  • Hapkido: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique - A HUGE book on Hapkido - the Korean version of Aikido. A great resource book! Teaches you chokes, arm locks, pressure points & much more.

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 Other Useful Books

  • The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises. It has HUNDREDS of great exercise routines covering your back, chest muscles, quads and any other muscle that you can think of! It has thousands of photos and very precise instructions. An awesome book if you are looking to improve your overall martial arts strength & power.

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