A Killing Art, a book about Tae Kwon Do by Alex Gillis
Tae Kwon Do’s founders are fond of saying the art is filled with old dynasties and ancient warriors. They had their reasons for the lies and myths. A Killing Art reveals some of the truths. Buy it from online bookstore Amazon in most countries (for example, in North America at Amazon.com and in the UK at Amazon.co.uk) or contact me, email@example.com. The book is available in Spanish in Argentina: www.unartemortal.com.ar. And in German: www.toedliche-kunst.de.
In July 2015, I passed my fifth-degree black belt test in Tae Kwon Do. Thank you to Master Darin Gibson and United Traditional Tae Kwon-Do Canada for the test. Here’s a short video of one of my favourite kicks — a jumping twisting kick that I completed during the test.
Interviews and reviews about the book
Book review by Eric Madis, martial arts historian
Book review by Benjamin Judkins, another martial arts historian
OpenBookToronto.com, 10 Questions about the book
Quill & Quire, book review by Jan Dutkiewicz
Grandmaster Nam Tae-Hi, who helped create Tae Kwon Do, recommends A Killing Art: