Doncaster Taekwondo: If you are looking for ways that you can bolster your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind, learn some valuable self-defence techniques and boost your confidence, 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.
Images of young children doing energetic kicks and rapid punching manoeuvres, are what spring to mind at the mere mention of Taekwondo. While the younger generation may find the physical demands of Taekwondo easier to contend with, there is nothing at all to stop people of any age taking part. Being fairly agile is however a prerequisite of Taekwondo.
The sport was formulated in Korea in 1945, though it wasn't named Taekwondo until the 1950's. A group of Korean martial arts devotees in Seoul established some exciting new schools called "kwans", where they practiced a blend of martial arts techniques. The main emphasis of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/turning kicks, fast kicking methods and head kicks, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, roughly meaning "the way of the foot and fist". These days Doncaster Taekwondo classes abide by this tradition.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Doncaster and all around the world, with over sixty million practitioners worldwide. If you want to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, signing up for a Taekwondo class or club in Doncaster is a good place to start. While nobody would expect you to reach Olympic standard, you could certainly be one of the best Taekwondo exponents in Doncaster.
For many people in Doncaster, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that is the most interesting. This is no real surprise when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in city centres nowadays. Being capable of defending yourself is a key factor of Taekwondo, but this is tempered by exercising self-restraint and respecting others.
Your First Doncaster Taekwondo Class: If you've decided to learn Taekwondo and are heading to your first lesson, you will be wondering what will happen. The majority of Taekwondo schools in Doncaster follow a similar pattern, but there may be some variation to the following. A warm up of 15 to 20 minutes to increase your heart rate and loosen your muscles, some technical training which will involve learning some hand attacks, stances, kicks and blocking techniques, some work on patterns or forms (Poomse in Korean), a look at sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and to round off a warm down with muscle stretching and loosening up.
Taekwondo Kicks With Korean Names: There are many different Taekwondo kicks, here are just a few of them: Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi).