Blyth Taekwondo (NE24): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to boost your confidence, learn self-defence, enhance your self-respect and strengthen your mind and body, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Blyth from taking this up. To be fair, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but certainly older people who are in good physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this activity.
Taekwondo started in Korea in 1945. Some new schools called "kwans" were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics, combining a number of various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially fast kicking strategies, head kicks and jumping/turning kicks.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular worlwide with some 60 million people actively taking part in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can begin your journey of learning this fascinating art.
For many people in Blyth, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
Your First Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Blyth will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first lesson, but to give you an idea of what to expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include a warm-up, some sparring, learning Poomse (forms), an introduction to blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances (technical training) and a warm-down to stretch tired muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.
Blyth Taekwondo classes are not just intended for people in Blyth but also for followers from Bedlington, New Hartley, Seaton Sluice, Nelson Village, Cambois, Choppington, Morpeth, Bebside, Scotland Gate, Cramlington, West Sleekburn, Seaton Delaval, Cowpen, North Seaton, Newsham and other surrounding areas.
The governing body for Taekwondo in the UK is British Taekwondo and anyone wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Blyth must also become a member of British Taekwondo.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Blyth are many and varied, among the most significant are: Toughen up your mind and body by means of accelerated physical coordination and mental discipline, Augment stamina, flexibility and agility by means of intensive cardiovascular work-outs, Enhance concentration and self-esteem by heightening your mental and physical fitness, Learn self-defence by helping you to understand scenarios in which self-defence could be necessary, and empowering you to manipulate these types of scenarios in your favour, Lower stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Greater self-discipline by thoroughly educating your body and mind in the principles and techniques of Taekwondo, Boost confidence by motivating you to seize control of your life and succeed.
Taekwondo Belts: With there being various different styles of Taekwondo there has never been any standard system for allocating belts (promotion). What does exist is however fairly similar and consists of two belt groups "junior" and "senior" ("colour" and "black"), each of these groups are divided into ranks, 8 to 12 colours for juniors and 9 for seniors.
Tournaments: Competitions are an important part of the overall Taekwondo experience and all of the different styles all over the world hold tournaments where Taekwondo masters come together to compete. Hard contact is rarely allowed in any of these competitions which mainly incorporate patterns (forms), sparring and breaking. Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and WT tournaments, while some hand attacks are tolerated in ITF events.
Taekwondo Beginners Classes: With any sport or activity we have to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no different. Even the topmost Blyth Taekwondo masters were complete novices at one point. So, what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? Beginner classes should give its students enough training to teach them the basics and allow them to gain confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class should be fun as well as educational, when people are having fun they are more engaged and will learn faster.
Blyth Taekwondo clubs can usually offer you Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo for children, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo tuition, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo for older adults and other in Blyth, .
To Summarize: We cannot all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I guess that we wouldn't all want to be. Taekwondo isn't just about Olympic titles and National Championships. Most of us are happy to improve our fitness levels, make new friends and meet different people, and that is how it should be. However, as with most things in life, what you get out of it will depend on what you put into it. Good luck!
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Taekwondo in NE24 region.