Dewsbury Taekwondo (WF12): Originally developed in Korea during the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years or so. For those of you who wish to enhance your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind, boost your confidence and learn a bit of self-defence, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Dewsbury, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. Older adults who are not all that fit and active might find it a tad too taxing. Carrying their Taekwondo experience through into older adulthood should not however be a problem for those who start when they are younger. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially head-height kicks, spinning/jumping kicks and fast kicking styles.
The total number of Taekwondo practitioners worldwide, now exceeds 60 million. Since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a go, joining a local Dewsbury Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved. While the chances of you getting to Olympic standard are pretty slim, there is no reason at all why you cannot master this thrilling martial art.
For many people in Dewsbury, 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.
While it will give you peace of mind knowing that you have these self-defence skills in your locker, the chances are that you'll never need to use them outside of an organized Taekwondo class.
Your First Taekwondo Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Dewsbury 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 Popular Taekwondo Kicks: Taekwondo is perhaps best known for its acrobatic kicks, here are some of the basic kicks you will learn as a beginner: Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi).
The governing body for Taekwondo in the UK is British Taekwondo and anyone wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Dewsbury must also register with British Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns): Forms are a key element of Taekwondo and are essential if you are to master this fascinating martial art. Some basic forms must be learned at the beginning and more complex forms must be mastered in order to progress through the various belts. A Taekwondo form is characterized by various aspects such as technique, stance and direction.
Safety Equipment: Competitions governed by British Taekwondo rules require various items of protective gear to be used, these include: a red/blue body protector (hogu), forearm protectors, shin pads, hand guards, a mouth protector, a blue or red head protector and a groin guard. This is important because of the powerful kicking attacks being employed.
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