Taekwondo Bognor Regis
Bognor Regis Taekwondo (PO21): If you are looking to take up a new hobby which will enable you to build your confidence, bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your body and mind and learn some self-defence techniques, you might consider Taekwondo as a possible candidate. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this more modern martial art has grown in popularity.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Bognor Regis 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.
With its beginnings in 1940's Korea, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently developed of the martial arts and involves mainly kicking moves such as fast kicking methods, turning/jumping kicks and head kicks. It began when schools called "kwans" were established by a group of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
For many people in Bognor Regis, 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.
These self-defence techniques may at some point come in handy in the outside world, although it is more likely that you will only be using them within a monitored class environment. However it's a nice feeling knowing that you can always defend yourself if you need to.
Your First Bognor Regis Taekwondo Lesson: If you decide to register for a Taekwondo class in Bognor Regis, the first thing you will want to know is what will happen on the first class and what will the tutor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in Bognor Regis will compile differing routines for this initial lesson but you can expect to do a 15 minute warm-up to get the blood flowing and loosen your muscles, learn a few forms (Poomse), cover some technical training (stances, kicks, blocks), do a bit of sparring, and lastly warm-down.
British Taekwondo is the governing body of the sport within the UK, and membership of this organization is mandatory if you would like to sign up with any Taekwondo club in Bognor Regis or nearby.
Tournaments: A typical Taekwondo competition incorporates breaking, patterns and sparring, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That being said there may also be some special events in certain tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) competitions are purely soft-contact affairs, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) competitions allow some hand attacks to the head. There are also some multi-discipline competitions.
Taekwondo Safety Gear: Competitions governed by British Taekwondo rules require various items of protective gear to be used, these include: hand protectors, shin guards, a groin protector, forearm protectors, a red/blue trunk guard (hogu), a mouth guard and a blue/red head guard. This is important because of the powerful kicking attacks being employed.
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