Cumnock Taekwondo (KA18): If you would like to enhance your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind, build your confidence and learn some self-defence moves, an ideal sport to take up is Taekwondo. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
It must be asserted that Taekwondo can be very physically challenging, which may discourage the older and less agile people in Cumnock from becoming involved. To be truthful, the most frequent people participating in Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but unquestionably older people who're in great physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this sport.
Taekwondo was only developed fairly recently in Korea (1945). This combination of various martial arts techniques were practiced in some new schools in Seoul called "kwans", founded by a group of Korean martial artists. The emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known, is on kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, rapid kicking styles and jumping/spinning kicks.
Taekwondo now has over 60 million practitioners worldwide and has become very popular in Cumnock and throughout the UK. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everyone, and joining a local Cumnock Taekwondo club or class is the best way to get yourself involved. There is no reason why you cannot reach a high standard in this thrilling sport, even if you have no desire to compete in the Olympics.
People in Cumnock take up Taekwondo for many reasons but it is the self-defence aspect that appeals to most. You should not be surprised by this, when you take into account the high incidence of violence seen in today's town and city centres. Being able to defend yourself is a key factor of Taekwondo, but this is tempered by learning self-restraint and a respect for others.
There's a very good chance that your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will never see the light of day in the outside world, but it will certainly give you peace of mind knowing that they are sitting in the background should you ever be in need of them.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson
If you have booked your first class but have never done Taekwondo before, you may be wondering what to expect. There may be variations to the following, depending on which Cumnock Taekwondo school you attend, but you can roughly expect; A fifteen to twenty minute warm up, some technical training involving learning some blocking techniques, hand attacks, stances and kicks, learning your the basic forms or patterns, some ideas on sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
The United Kingdom's official regulating body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you want to join a Taekwondo club in Cumnock, you'll also be required to register with this respected organization. You can get loads of details about clubs and members, starting a new club, safe practices, first aid, news, referees and coaching, events, safeguarding and equality, coaching courses, and more, by dropping by at British Taekwondo's website.
Cumnock Taekwondo classes are not only for people in Cumnock but also for followers from Mauchline, Logan, New Cumnock, Ochiltree, Holmhead, Galston, Black Bull Close, Muirkirk, Sorn, Catrine, Auchinleck, Darvel, Drongan, Annbank and other surrounding locations and postcodes such as KA18 1HS, KA18 1NP, KA18 1PN, KA18 1EH, KA18 1BJ, KA18 1FF, KA18 1HX, KA18 1PP, KA18 1AZ, KA18 1QW.
Taekwondo Safety Gear
British Taekwondo contests call for certain safety gear to be worn to protect competitors from being injured as a result of the forceful kicking that takes place. These safety solutions include: a mouth guard, a groin guard, a blue/red trunk guard (hogu), a red or blue head guard, shin guards, hand protectors and forearm protectors.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo
There are of course, a number of benefits to be had from participating in Taekwondo, and the following are just some which may be tempting for you: Improve feelings of self-esteem by sharpening both mental and physical powers, Teach you self-defence techniques by helping you recognize situations where self-defence might be necessary, and enabling you to manipulate such scenarios to your advantage, Reduces anxiety and stress with controlled breathing, Supercharge agility, flexibility and stamina by way of intense cardiovascular effort, Greater self-discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo, Empower your mind and body by way of enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Build up your confidence by helping you to succeed and to seize control of your life.
The ranking and belt structure can get rather complicated in Taekwondo as there's no standardized arrangement throughout the various Taekwondo disciplines. Similarities can be found though, and generally there are 2 separate belt groupings, denoted as "juniors" (colours) and "seniors" (black dans). The number of rankings in the junior groupings varies across the disciplines but is generally between 8 and 12 belts, while the senior's group commonly has nine belts or dans.
In the UK Taekwondo has a set of ranks that are referred to as "Kup", these ranks range from Tenth (lowest) to First (highest). The Taekwondo belt order, just like most of the martial arts is indicated by a number of colours, these colours are white, yellow, green, blue and red, with intermediate belts with stripes, specifically white with a yellow stripe, yellow with a green stripe, green with a blue stripe, blue with a red stripe and red with a black stripe. Beginner students of Taekwondo in Cumnock will begin with the Tenth Kup (White Belt), and move up through the various colours until they earn the Red Belt With a Black Stripe (First Kup)
After successfully completing this challenge, Taekwondo trainees in Cumnock are known as "black belt candidates" which entails them progressing through an additional 9 ranks (Dans) until they achieve the ultimate distinction of "Black Belt". So, to put it simply, there are 3 principal divisions in the Taekwondo belt order, that is Junior Belts, Senior Belts and Black Belts. The Junior group of Taekwondo Belts are; White (Tenth), White With a Yellow Stripe (Ninth), Yellow (Eighth), and Yellow With a Green Stripe (Seventh). The Senior group of Taekwondo Belts are; Green (Sixth), Green With a Blue Stripe (Fifth), Blue (Fourth), Blue With a Red Stripe (Third), Red (Second), and Red With a Black Stripe (First). The Black group of Taekwondo Belts comprise First to Ninth Dan rankings, and will involve many years of training and dedication. (Tags: Taekwondo Ranks Cumnock, Taekwondo Belts Cumnock, Taekwondo Black Belts, Taekwondo Belt Order).
Cumnock Taekwondo for Beginners
Even the very best exponents of Taekwondo in Cumnock set out as rookies, so there's no disgrace in being a complete beginner at this sport, or in fact any other activity. The objective of a Taekwondo beginners class is to teach just a few basics, raise confidence and develop a solid foundation moving forward. Most important of all is that it needs to be enjoyable, trainees having a great time are going to learn faster and be better invested.
Tournaments and Competitions
There are a wide variety of competitions and tournaments in Taekwondo associated with all the various styles. They mostly include breaking, sparring and patterns (forms) with hardly any hard contact. International Taekwon-Do Federation competitions do not allow excessive contact but may allow hand attacks towards the head. WT and Olympic competitions only allow sparring. Multi-style tournaments also take place.
Cumnock Taekwondo clubs can usually help you with one-to-one Taekwondo classes, sparring, Taekwondo patterns, women's Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo kicking, Taekwondo for seniors, Taekwondo belt order, the rules of Taekwondo, beginners Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo equipment, Taekwondo etiquette, private Taekwondo classes and more martial arts stuff in Cumnock, Scotland.
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
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