Brighouse Taekwondo (HD6): A Korean martial art that was developed during the 1940's, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to learn self-defence, strengthen your body and mind, build your confidence and bolster your self-respect, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
While not wanting to deter any specific age group, it should be said that Taekwondo is more suited to younger people in Brighouse, being fairly physically demanding. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially appropriate for children. Older adults trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too taxing, unless they have continually kept themselves active. However people who take up Taekwondo in Brighouse when they are younger will find they can comfortably carry it on into older adulthood. If you consider yourself among the less nimble, you could always try something like Tai Chi which is much softer.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like spinning/jumping kicks, fast kicking styles and head-height kicks, Taekwondo was formulated from the techniques of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" had the names Songmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Mooduk Kwan.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Brighouse and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Brighouse Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved in this sport which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. While you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
Of all the numerous benefits of doing this sport, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that the people of Brighouse find most interesting. And its not a surprise that this features highly on people's list of priorities when you take into account the ever increasing levels of violence seen these days in city centres throughout the United Kingdom. The ability to defend yourself while still respecting others and exercising self-restraint is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo.
Your First Taekwondo Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Brighouse will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first class, 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.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Brighouse Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Turbocharge agility, flexibility and stamina by way of extreme cardiovascular effort, Reduce stress and anxiety using advanced breath control, Enhance feelings of self-esteem by maximizing your mental and physical health, Beef up your confidence by pushing you to take control of your life and succeed, Learn self-defence by helping you to recognise instances in which self-defence may be required, and empowering you to control these circumstances to your advantage, Toughen up your body and mind via accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Develop discipline by thoroughly schooling your mind and body in the techniques and concepts of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse): Taekwondo forms (also known as patterns or Poomse) are identified by certain facets such as technique, stance and direction. From the outset you will learn some of the basic forms, and in order to progress through the grades (belts) you will need to learn some more advanced ones.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion): The belt and ranking system can get rather confusing in Taekwondo because there is no standard system throughout the various Taekwondo styles. Similarities do exist though and typically there are two distinct belt groupings, signified as "juniors" (colours) and "seniors" (black dans). The number of rankings in the junior group varies across the styles but is commonly between 8 and 12 belts, while the senior group normally has 9 belts or dans.
Taekwondo for Beginners: Students starting out on their Taekwondo adventure in Brighouse will at first sign up for a beginners class. Beginners classes are great, because there is no pressure and everything is done at a slow, relaxed pace. Learning and having fun are the main aims in the beginning and students who are having fun tend to learn much faster and absorb more of what they are being taught. Even Taekwondo masters started out as clueless novices, so take that first step and who knows where you will end up!
In Summary: What you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you put into it (as is the case with life in general). Most of you will simply wish to meet different people, make new friends and improve your fitness, some may wish to progress to tournaments and competitions or maybe even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
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