Ash Taekwondo (GU12): Developed in the 1940's in Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown dramatically in popularity in the last 20 years or so. Recognized as a way to develop your mind and body, enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence and learn to defend yourself better, it's been embraced by many millions of individuals throughout the world.
Because Taekwondo has quite high physical requirements, it is possibly more suitable for the younger people of Ash. That isn't to say that older individuals cannot be involved in this particular activity, but simply that there might be alternative martial arts which are more appropriate for the less nimble among us. Tai Chi is a perfect example.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently established of the martial arts, with its root beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul founded some new schools which they called "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, primarily involves kicking manoeuvres, particularly head-height kicks, rapid kicking styles and jumping/spinning kicks.
At present an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over sixty million followers all over the world, and although you might not aspire to be an Olympic Games sportsman, you are still able to enroll in a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will undoubtedly turn out to be a fascinating and fulfilling activity.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and obviously this is one of the primary reasons that individuals in Ash get involved in classes and get involved in the sport. There has been a disconcerting increase in violent conduct in recent years and this is particularly rife in town and city centres around Surrey and the United Kingdom in general. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and a deep respect for others, not such familiar characteristics in Ash these days.
Your newly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never have to be proven outside the controlled atmosphere of an organised Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Ash Taekwondo Lesson
If you haven't done Taekwondo before you might be a little apprehensive as to what to expect on your first class. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A warm up of 15 to 20 minutes to loosen the muscles and increase heart rate, some technical training which will involve learning some stances, hand attacks, blocking techniques and kicks, a look at forms or patterns, some ideas on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and to round off a warm down to stretch muscles and loosen up.
The body regulating Taekwondo in the United Kingdom is British Taekwondo and any individual wanting to join a Taekwondo class in Ash has to also register with British Taekwondo. By exploring British Taekwondo's official website you will be able to discover information regarding coaches and referees, health and safety, news, first aid, coaching courses, clubs and members, equality and safeguarding, establishing a new Taekwondo club, events, and many more Taekwondo related issues.
Some Taekwondo Kicks
There are numerous different Taekwondo kicking moves, here are just a few of them: Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi). Taekwondo Blocks: To defend against the many hand attacks and kicks there are a similarly diverse array of blocks (Makgi). Held in particular positions, they involve the hands and different areas of the arm. Each type of attack necessitates a specific type of block, counter-attacks can be produced by combining a block with another punch or kick. The primary blocks used in Taekwondo include: Double Knife Hand Block, Upper Block, Palm Block, Rising Block, Low Block, Nine Block, Single Forearm Block, Double Forearm Block and Knife Hand Block.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms)
Forms are a key part of Taekwondo and are essential if you're to excel at this popular sport. Several basic "forms" have to be learned at the start and more challenging forms have to be mastered so as to progress through the various levels. A Taekwondo form is characterized by a number of points such as stance, direction and technique.
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
With there being many different types of Taekwondo there has never been any recognised arrangement for assigning belts (ranks). What exists however is quite similar and consists of 2 belt groupings "senior" and "junior" (black and colour), each of these groupings is divided into levels, eight to twelve colours for juniors and 9 "blacks" for seniors.
Beginners Taekwondo Ash
Trainees starting out on their Taekwondo adventure in Ash will first of all sign up for a beginners class. Beginners classes are fabulous, as there are no rigorous demands and everything is done at a relaxed, slow pace. Learning and having fun are the principal objectives at first and trainees who are having a great time tend to learn a lot quicker and absorb considerably more of what they are being told. Even Taekwondo masters began as clueless novices, so take that very first step and who knows where you will finish up!
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Increase stamina, flexibility and agility by means of intense cardiovascular effort
- Teach self-defence techniques by training you to realize instances in which self-defence could be required, and enabling you to turn such situations in your favour
- Reduced anxiety and stress using advanced breath control
- Greater discipline and willpower by exhaustively schooling your body and mind in the strategies and doctrines of Taekwondo
- Increase feelings of self-esteem by intensifying both mental and physical powers
- Build up confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Toughen up your body and mind via improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination
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List of suggested reading: Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary, Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns, Tae Kwon Do, Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee), Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique (Marc Tedeschi), A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do by Alex Gillis, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense.
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