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Book Review: Udo Moenig. 2016. Taekwondo: From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport. London and New York: Routledge. 230 pages. $40 USD (paperback)

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Spencer Todd Bennington

University of South Florida, US
About Spencer
Spencer Todd Bennington is a PhD student of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of South Florida. He has been practicing Taekwondo since 2004 and holds a 2nd Dan recognized by the Kukkiwon. His research interests lie at the intersection of bodies, performance, comparative rhetorics, and writing pedagogy. Spencer is excited for the growth and future development of Martial Arts Studies as it helps bridge the gap between teaching students in the English department and kicking classmates in the dojang, two parts of his life that have previously felt diametrically opposed.
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A review of Udo Moenig's (2016) Taekwondo: From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport. Moenig synthesizes the available literature in Taekwondo studies to dispel popular myths about the art's origins in order to navigate towards an argument for Taekwondo's future as a combat sport.
How to Cite: Bennington, S.T., 2019. Book Review: Udo Moenig. 2016. Taekwondo: From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport. London and New York: Routledge. 230 pages. $40 USD (paperback). Martial Arts Studies, (7), pp.73–76. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/mas.74
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Published on 21 Jan 2019.
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