Aldershot Taekwondo (GU11): First created in Korea in the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast paced combatative sport that's become increasingly popular over the last thirty years or so. For those of you who wish to bolster your self-esteem, develop your mind and body, learn some self-defence moves and boost your confidence, Taekwondo could be the perfect hobby or fitness activity.
While not intending to be in any way ageist, Taekwondo can be rather physical and is generally more suited to younger people in Aldershot, it is especially good for children who will learn to be self-disciplined and respecting of others. It could prove too taxing for some older adults, but shouldn't be a problem for those who are already fit and active. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Aldershot, started when they were younger. If you consider yourself among the less agile, you could try something like Tai Chi which is much softer.
Taekwondo is a martial art that primarily consists of high-kicking manoeuvres, most notably jumping/turning kicks, head kicks and fast kicking methods. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea in the 1940's, when a number of martial arts specialists established schools called "kwans", which blended various martial arts practices.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Aldershot and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everyone, and joining a local Aldershot Taekwondo club or class is the best way to get yourself involved. While nobody would expect you to get to Olympic standard, you can certainly be one of the best Taekwondo exponents in Aldershot.
In these days of escalating violence, it's no surprise that folks in places like Aldershot are taking up self-defence techniques like Taekwondo to help them to feel safer and more secure in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but it also encourages self-restraint and a deep respect for those around us, which are disciplines that are largely absent in this modern age.
While it will give you peace of mind being aware that you have such self-defence skills in your locker, the odds are that you'll never need to test them outside of an organized Taekwondo class.
Your First Class
Different Taekwondo clubs in the Aldershot area will have different ideas about what students should be covering on their very first class, but to give you a concept of what to expect most first Taekwondo classes will include things like a warm-up, some sparring, learning Poomse (forms), an introduction to hand attacks, stances, blocks and kicks (technical training) and a final warm-down to stretch weary muscles and get the body back to a state of equilibrium.
If you would like to join a Taekwondo club in Aldershot, you'll also have to become a member of the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo. You can learn about starting a new club, first aid, coaches and referees, news, equality and safeguarding, coaching courses, safe practices, events, clubs and members, and more on the official British Taekwondo website, and find out the latest Taekwondo news reports on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
When you're signing up for Taekwondo classes in Aldershot you'll be aiming to get a few benefits to make the whole project worthwhile. So why don't we look at some of the positive benefits that you could gain by doing and learning Taekwondo. Increase flexibility, stamina and agility through intensive cardiovascular effort, Better discipline and willpower by comprehensively training your body and mind in the concepts and techniques of Taekwondo, Build your confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Learn self-defence by training you to understand occasions in which self-defence might be necessary, and enabling you to control these types of circumstances to your advantage, Strengthen your mind and body by way of enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Improve self-esteem and concentration by maximizing both physical and mental powers, Reduces anxiety and stress by doing deep breathing exercises.
Forms are a pivotal part of Taekwondo and are vital to learn if you're going to excel at this intriguing sport. Some basic Taekwondo forms must be learned from the outset and more challenging forms must be mastered so as to progress through the various levels. A Taekwondo form is categorized by various aspects such as direction, stance and technique.
Competitions and tournaments are a significant aspect of the overall Taekwondo experience, and all the different styles across the world stage competitions where Taekwondo exponents band together to battle it out. Hard contact is rarely allowed in any of these competitions which mostly incorporate sparring, patterns (forms) and breaking. Sparring only is permitted in Olympic and WT tournaments, while some hand attacks are tolerated in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) events.
We can practically guarantee that if you participate in Taekwondo you will gain self-confidence, improve your fitness and make new friends. If that is all that you take away from it, then that is great, and you can call it a success! We aren't all looking to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you who are, have to start with that initial step. Good luck on your adventure! 👊
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- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
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List of suggested reading: Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo by Doug Cook and Richard Chun, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) by Kim Bok Man, ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings, Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo (Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang Kim), Official Taekwondo Training Manual, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns.
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