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Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015)

Winner in 2016 Beverly Hills International Book AwardsWinner in 2016 Beverly Hills International Book AwardsFinalist in the 2015 USA Best Book AwardsFinalist in the 2015 USA Best Book AwardsFinalist in the 2016 International Book AwardsFinalist in the 2016 International Book AwardsRunner-Up in the Shelfie 2016 Best Indie Book AwardsRunner-Up in the Shelfie 2016 Best Indie Book AwardsThe latest award-winning book by Grand Master Bok Man Kim, Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) is a fresh, imaginative way to present the history of Taekwon-Do to readers of the modern martial arts, as seen through the eyes of the last living founding pioneer of military Taekwon-Do. Grand Master Kim, who joined General Choi Hong Hi before the name was presented to the now-famous naming committee, was present at its birth, before even most of the members of the naming committee, which included Colonel Nam Tae Hi and Grand Master Son Duk Sung. Grand Master Kim worked with General Choi from 1955 - 1968 to develop, teach, demonstrate and promote Taekwon-Do throughout the ROK military and southeast Asia, although he also traveled to and gave demonstrations in Africa, Australia and Europe before parting ways with General Choi. The book contains more than 360 photographs and images documenting the life and times of Grand Master Kim, yet here in the periphery of his photos we find many other pioneers: General Choi Hong Hi, Colonel Nam Tae Hi, Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha, Sergeant First Class Han Cha Kyo, Major-General Woo Jong Lim, Lieutenant Woo Jae Lim and others. No other book presents these photos and this information in quite the same way. Through Grand Master Kim's photos we are able to witness, for the first time, the art's humble beginnings and how, like a living thing, it has evolved since the 1950s.

Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) is available in Trade Paperback, Hardback and a Signed Premium Edition Hardback, which is limited to only 100 copies worldwide.


Bok Man Kim's Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art Recognized in 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Awards

Grandmaster Bok Man Kim's photo history book, Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art, has been recognized as a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Awards.

"This is the first year that Shelf Media has selected Runner-Ups. We are pleased that Grandmaster Kim, as one of only 200 Runner-Ups selected in 2016, may include this additional accolade to his previous honors." ~ Margaret Brown, Publisher, Shelf Media


Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective Honored as Finalist in the International Book Awards

Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) has been recognized as a Finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards. This honor is Grandmaster Kim Bok-Man's second time to be recognized in an international book award program.

“This year’s International Book Awards yielded over 1,500 entries and represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers worldwide,” noted Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of i310 Media Group. “By placing in this year’s awards, Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective beat out 80% of its competition," Keen added.

The accolades for Bok Man Kim's latest book continue to roll in with this second international book award notice. Moosul Publishing, LLC is humbled to be the publisher of Grandmaster Kim's award-winning book.


Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective Wins 4th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Award

Grandmaster Bok Man Kim's Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) has been named a Winner in the 4th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Award.

“The Beverly Hills International Book Awards are structured so that only one book per category may be designated as a Winner,” said Ellen Reid, President & CEO. “As a Winner in the Sports category, Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate.”

Moosul Publishing, LLC congratulates Grandmaster Bok Man Kim for his first international book award! Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) is Bok Man Kim's first book to be recognized with an international book award.


Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective Named as Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards

Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) has been selected as a Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards in the Sports category.

"The 2015 USA Best Book Awards brought in over 2000 entries, our biggest year since starting this program in 2004," says Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO, USA Book News. "By placing in this year’s awards, Taekwon-Do: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) beat out 75% of its fellow entrants."

Congratulations to Grandmaster Bok-Man Kim for his second Finalist award in the USA Best Book Awards! Grandmaster Kim first received this award in 2012 for his book Taekwondo: Defense Against Weapons.

So far I am amazed by the beauty of the book. From the cover to the first chapter of pictures, this book is quite impressive and has exceeded my expectations.

Jeff Rosser, author of Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs


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