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By Duk-Moo Yi,Je-Ga Park,Sang H. Kim

In 1789, King Chongjo, ruler of the Yi dynasty, ordered normal Yi Duk-moo to assemble an legitimate textbook on all martial artwork varieties then found in Korea to maintain them for destiny generations. the end result, the Muye Dobo Tongji, is the one surviving classical textual content at the Korean arts of struggle. in response to the earliest recognized Korean martial arts treatise, the Muye Chebo written in 1599, the Muye Dobo Tongji in actual fact exhibits the effect of the neighboring eastern and chinese language armies.

Through 1000s of wars and invasions, Korean infantrymen tailored battlefield abilities and strategies from their enemies, making a distinct method in their personal. equipped into 24 distinctive disciplines produced from empty hand battling, weaponry and horsemanship, this e-book is a correct ancient photograph of the warrior arts of the hermit state within the overdue 18th century.

The unlock of the excellent Illustrated guide of Martial Arts of historical Korea marks the 1st time this quantity comes in English. conscientiously translated from the unique textual content and illustrated with reproductions of historic woodblock carvings, this booklet offers interesting insights into Korea’s martial arts legacy.

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