Carlisle Taekwondo (CA1): If you are looking to take up a new hobby which will enable you to bolster your self-respect, learn a bit of self-defence, strengthen your mind and body and boost your confidence, you might consider Taekwondo as a possible candidate. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Because Taekwondo has pretty high physical requirements, it's possibly more suitable for the younger people of Carlisle. That isn't to say that elderly people cannot get involved in this particular activity, but simply that there could be other martial arts which are more suitable for the less nimble among us. Tai Chi is a perfect illustration.
With its origins in 1940's Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is obviously one of the more recently established of the martial arts and consists of mainly kicking moves such as spinning/jumping kicks, rapid kicking strategies and head-height kicks. It began when schools known as "kwans" were founded by a bunch of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Carlisle and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. If you want to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, joining a Taekwondo club or class in Carlisle is a good place to start. There is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art, even if you do not aspire to Olympic competition.
For a lot of people in Carlisle, it's the self-defence element of Taekwondo that holds the most appeal. And in these days of ever increasing violence, particularly in town and city centres, it is little surprise that this aspect sits high on people's list of priorities. It is a primary element of Taekwondo that you are able to gain more confidence in your ability to defend yourself while at the same time learning to respect other people and practice self-restraint.
Such self-defence techniques may in due course come in handy in your day to day life, although it's more likely you'll only be using them within a supervised class environment. However it's a reassuring feeling knowing that you can always defend yourself if you have to.
Your First Class
If you decide to register for Taekwondo training in Carlisle, the first thing you'll be wondering is what is going to happen on the initial lesson and what will the coach be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in the Carlisle area will develop diverse routines for this first lesson but you can count on performing a 20 minute warm-up to get the blood pumping and loosen your muscles, learn some basic forms (Poomse), cover some practical training (stances, blocks, hand attacks and kicks), do some sparring, and to finish, a warm-down.
If you wish to join a Taekwondo class in Carlisle, you will also have to register with the sport's regulating body, namely British Taekwondo. You will be able to find plenty of information about beginning a new Taekwondo club, events, news, coaches and referees, first aid, clubs and members, equality and safeguarding, safe practices, coaching courses, and more, by going to British Taekwondo's official website.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks
Of all the recognized martial arts, Taekwondo has the widest assortment of kicking techniques. Amongst them are: Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi). Blocks: To divert and stop an inbound Taekwondo attack, blocks (called Makgi) are used. Held in specific positions, they engage the hand and parts of the arm. Certain attacks necessitate particular blocks, but "blocks" can also be changed into counter-attacks by combining reciprocal punches or kicks. The most used blocks include: Double Forearm Block, Nine Block, Low Block, Upper Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Knife Hand Block, Single Forearm Block, Palm Block and Rising Block.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment
Tournaments regulated by British Taekwondo guidelines require various items of protective equipment to be used, these include: hand protectors, a groin protector, shin guards, blue/red trunk armour (hogu), a mouth protector, forearm protectors and a red/blue head protector. This is crucial on account of the formidable kicking moves being employed.
More Taekwondo Advice and Guidance
To join the world of Taekwondo visit the Taekwondo Forum (here), topics of discussion comprise "Health and Fitness", "Taekwondo Patterns", "Self Defense", "The Instructors Room", "Taekwondo Sparring" and "General Discussion". To learn a lot more about the influence of Taekwondo on school life, head here To acquire more information regarding school of thought, patterns (forms), facilities and equipment, the history of Taekwondo, organisations and styles, competitions, historical influences, Tae kwon do vocabulary and ranking, belts and promotion, head over to the Wikipedia Taekwondo page. To buy forearm protectors, gum shields, foot guards, groin guards, foam head guards, mats, leg stretchers, chest protectors, doboks, Taekwondo belts, fighting gloves, foot socks, shin protectors, body defenders, sparring gloves and Taekwondo clothing, head over to Martial Art Shop. To discover more about Taekwondo on social media check this out. Find concepts for learning Tae kwon do on YouTube here.
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