List of Best Taekwondo Books

Here is our selection of the best Taekwondo books. These are our favorites and cover Taekwondo techniques, forms & patterns, philosophy and much more. For other popular martial arts books (i.e. Krav Maga or BJJ), please visit the main Martial Arts Books section. At no extra cost to you, we make a small commission if you buy products via these product links. Your purchase helps to keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!




Popular & Highly-Rated Taekwondo Books – Our favorites!

  • A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do – This book looks at “the origin of the most popular martial art” and follows Choi (considered by many as the founder of Taekwondo) “from the 1938 poker game where he fought for his life, through high-class geisha houses where the art was named, and into the Vietnam War where the martial art evolved into a killing art”.
  • Modern Taekwondo: The Official Training Manual – This Taekwondo book examines Taekwondo’s history, philosophy, breaking, sparring and much more.
  • Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior – This Taekwondo books teaches how “principles such as honor, perseverance, and dedication will enhance your daily life, how the philosophical and physical tenets combine to form not only a way of living, but a solid system of self-defense”.
  • Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence
  • Taekwondo Kyorugi: Olympic Style Sparring – This Taekwondo book focuses on the “skills, drills, strategies and methods used by Korean coaches and competitors for years. Footwork, kicks, hand target drills, heavy bag workouts, coaching, combinations, strategy, professional training, opponent analysis, conditioning, weight control, competition tips” & more.
  • Tae Kwon Do: The Indomitable Martial Art of Korea
  • Ultimate Flexibility – In order to excel at Taekwondo, you need to be very flexible (esp. for high or spinning kicks). This popular stretching & flexibility book was written by a well-known Taekwondo instructor. 4 1/2 stars.

Best Taekwondo Form & Patterns Books

Taekwondo Sparring Books

Taekwondo Shoes – Taekwondo shoes are used for regular training, sparring, breaking, etc.

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