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, a2gillis@gmail.com. The book is available in Spanish in Argentina: www.unartemortal.com.ar. And in German: www.toedliche-kunst.de.

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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

Amazon.com reviews

Grandmaster Nam Tae-Hi, who helped create Tae Kwon Do, recommends A Killing Art: