This book by Master Hillson explains the elements of Tae Kwon Do that a beginning martial arts practitioner needs to understand and the experienced one needs to review.

In class, it’s called basics. Every martial arts student learns how to breathe, to stand, to step, and a physiological best way to deliver an effective block, punch, or kick. It’s all here, illustrated with a generous number of photographs showing Hillson and his colleagues and students performing the moves used in Tae Kwon Do forms and three-step attack-and-defence practice.

Also covered are releases, which are self-defense techniques used for getting away from an attack that starts with a grab.

Designed for use by beginning self-defense students, this book will also help other martial artists refine their technique or, if arriving at Tae Kwon Do from another discipline, understand subtle differences in the arts.