Coleraine Taekwondo (BT51): 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 some self-defence techniques, boost your confidence, strengthen your body and mind and enhance your self-respect, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
Because Taekwondo has quite high physical demands, it is perhaps more suited to the younger generation in Coleraine. That is not to say that older people cannot participate in this activity, but simply that there may be other martial arts that are more suited to the less agile among us. Tai Chi would be the perfect example.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like spinning/jumping kicks, rapid kicking methods and head 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.
With over sixty million people participating in Taekwondo classes all around the globe, this has certainly become an extremely popular activity, and if you become really expert at the sport you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it has been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
For many people in Coleraine, 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.
With any luck you will never be required to use your newly learned Taekwondo techniques for defending yourself outside of your local club environment, but it is good to know they are there if you need them.
Your First Coleraine Taekwondo Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Coleraine 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.
Coleraine Taekwondo classes aren't simply for folks in Coleraine itself but also for followers from Bushmills, Limavady, Ballymoney, Portrush, Ballykelly, Stranocum, Castlerock, Portstewart, Ballbogey, Armoy, Articlave, Macosquin, Dervock, Ballycastle, Dunseverick, Aghadowey and other Northern Ireland locations.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks: There are many different Taekwondo kicks, listed here are just a few of them: Push Kick, Side Kick, Crescent Kick, Back Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Front Kick.
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.
Taekwondo for Beginners: It doesn't matter who you are or what you're capable of in Taekwondo, at one stage you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We have all started at that point and can only learn and improve with practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Coleraine are the place to start that learning process and to pick up the basics so that you can gain confidence and move forward in your Taekwondo adventure. Most beginner classes are set up to be fun and friendly, offering a slow introduction to the basic Taekwondo principles and building a solid foundation for the future.
: Articlave Taekwondo, Aghadowey Taekwondo, Limavady Taekwondo, Castlerock Taekwondo, Stranocum Taekwondo, Ballbogey Taekwondo, Dunseverick Taekwondo, Macosquin Taekwondo, Bushmills Taekwondo, Portstewart Taekwondo, Portrush Taekwondo, Ballycastle Taekwondo, Armoy Taekwondo, Dervock Taekwondo, Ballymoney Taekwondo, Ballykelly and more.
Taekwondo near BT51 district.