Devizes Taekwondo (SN10): If you are looking for ways to build your confidence, strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-respect and learn a bit of self-defence, you might think about taking up a sport like Taekwondo. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
It has to be asserted that Taekwondo can be pretty physically challenging, which could unnerve the less nimble and more elderly folks in Devizes from becoming involved. To be honest, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are kids and younger people, but of course older people who are in excellent physical condition can easily be involved and get benefits from this sport.
Based largely around high-kicking manoeuvres like spinning/jumping kicks, head kicks and rapid kicking techniques, Taekwondo was formulated from the practices of various diverse martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools known as "Kwans" in the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" were given the names Songmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Chungdo Kwan, Mooduk Kwan and Changmu Kwan.
With more than 60 million fitness enthusiasts engaged in Taekwondo instruction all over the world, this has unquestionably become an extremely popular activity, and if you become really expert at this martial art you might even one day be eligible for the Olympic Games, of which it has been a part ever since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
For many people in Devizes, it's the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these times of ever increasing violence, especially in city and town centres, it really is no surprise that this aspect features high up on people's priority lists. It is a primary factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your capacity to defend yourself while at the same time learning to respect other people and practice self-restraint.
Your newly mastered Taekwondo skills will more than likely never have to be tried and tested outside of an organised Taekwondo class, however being aware of the fact that you've got them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Devizes Taekwondo Class
If Taekwondo is not a sport that you have ever tried before, you'll most likely be curious about what to expect from your very first class should you decide to join. Different Taekwondo schools in the Devizes area have different ideas about this but in brief; you will take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you'll do a certain amount of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring methods and last but not least you'll warm-down to help your body get back into a relaxed state once more.
The UK regulating body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you want to sign up to Taekwondo class in Devizes, you'll also be required to register with this organization. By viewing British Taekwondo's official website you will be able to discover info regarding events, first aid, coaching courses, equality and safeguarding, members and clubs, referees and coaching, safe practices, news, launching a new Taekwondo club, and a lot more Taekwondo related facts.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Devizes are countless, amongst the most significant are: More discipline and willpower by exhaustively training your body and mind in the concepts and strategies of Taekwondo, Teach you self-defence by training you to recognise scenarios where self-defence might be necessary, and allowing you to turn these types of situations to your advantage, Toughen up your body and mind thru increased physical coordination and mental discipline, Build up your confidence by helping you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Lower stress with controlled breathing, Enhance self-esteem and concentration by heightening both mental and physical fitness, Improve flexibility, stamina and agility through extreme cardiovascular work-outs.
Kicks play a significant role in the art of Taekwondo, here are a selection of the more basic ones: Crescent Kick, Side Kick, Front Kick, Push Kick, Axe Kick, Hook or Whip Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Back Kick. Blocks: To defend against the various kicks and hand attacks there are a similarly diverse array of "blocks" (Makgi). They are held in various positions and engage the hands with different areas of the arm. Certain attacks call for specified "blocks", but "blocks" can also be transformed into counter-attacking manoeuvres by combining reciprocal punches or kicks. The most important blocks in Taekwondo include: Double Knife Hand Block, Single Forearm Block, Rising Block, Nine Block, Upper Block, Low Block, Palm Block, Double Forearm Block and Knife Hand Block.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms)
Taekwondo forms (also called Poomse or patterns) are characterized by specific aspects such as technique, stance and direction. From the beginning you'll learn a few of the important forms, and so as to progress through the levels (belts) you will have to learn some more complicated ones.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
The ranking and belt structure can get pretty bewildering in Taekwondo because there's no standard structure across the various Taekwondo disciplines. Similarities do exist however, and commonly there are 2 distinct belt groups, signified as "seniors" (black dans) and "juniors" (coloured belts). The number of rankings in the junior groupings varies over the styles but is usually somewhere between 8 and 12 belts, whilst the senior section normally has nine dans or belts.
Tournaments and competitions are a significant element of the Taekwondo experience, and all the various styles across the world hold tournaments where Taekwondo exponents band together to compete. Hard contact is rarely allowed in any of these competitive events which mostly comprise breaking, sparring and patterns (forms). Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and WT (World Taekwondo) tournaments, while some hand attacks are permitted in ITF events.
Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
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