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Taekwondo – A Path to Excellence
by Doug Cook


This book, in seven parts, offers you the opportunity to visit the garden that is Taekwondo. Discover what it means to be a steadfast practitioner, understand Taekwondo’s honorable past, and prosper in the confidence and purpose that Taekwondo offers to all that participate.

By following Taekwondo’s path and developing its indomitable spirit, you—the Taekwondo traveler—will see the ‘Do’ or the Way. Learn how to cultivate a natural harmony and rhythm to life, be able to distinguish right from wrong, and be equipped to defend against that which might harm what you hold most sacred.


Doug Cook, 5th dan, is certified by the United States Taekwondo Association and the Kukkiwon in South Korea. He is a 2006 inductee to the Budo International Martial Arts Hall of Fame and has instructed U.S. Army National Guard troops, officers from the Department of Homeland Security, and the New York Police Department. Author of three books, Doug Cook teaches and resides in Warwick, New York.

Grandmaster Hee Il Cho, President, Action International Martial Arts Association

“Outstanding and informative, and beautifully captures the art of Tae Kwon Do. I highly recommend your book.”

Philip Ameris, 7th dan, Action International Martial Arts Association

““The most comprehensive tribute to the traditional art of Taekwondo. You are a voice that must be heard!”

John Pellegrini, 9th dan, President, International Combat Hapkido Federation

“Doug Cook has done it again! I have read many books on Taekwondo, but this book is my favorite.”

John Donohue, Ph.D. Anthropology, best-selling author

“Skillfully written invitation to explore the oft-neglected traditional and philosophical aspects of Taekwondo. Refreshing!”

Mark K. Setton, Ph.D., Chairman of Martial Arts Studies, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut

“Puts the ‘Do’ back in Taekwondo!”

Michael Rosenbaum, Martial Arts Instructor, best-selling author

“A fascinating look into Taekwondo’s history, practice, and philosophy.”

Lawrence Kane, Sensei, best-selling author

“Doug Cook has outlined a path to excellence, where the practice of Taekwondo can lead to physical and spiritual enrichment. A great read!”

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