Dronfield Taekwondo (S18): First created in Korea during the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast paced combatative sport that has become ever more popular over the last three decades. For people who want to bolster your self-respect, build your confidence, strengthen your body and mind and learn some self-defence techniques, Taekwondo could be the ideal pastime or fitness activity.
On account of its more physical attributes, Taekwondo is perhaps more appropriate for the younger person in Dronfield and is particularly suitable for kids as it is great for developing respect for others and self-discipline. More elderly individuals may find it a bit too demanding unless they're particularly fit and active. Even so, those who take up Taekwondo in Dronfield at a young age will find that they can easily continue with it when they are older. The less agile of you could consider something softer like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently formulated of the martial arts, with its early beginnings in Korea in 1945. A number of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul established some schools which they called "kwans", combining various martial arts practices. Taekwondo, which was ultimately called, mainly entails kicking manoeuvres, particularly spinning/jumping kicks, head kicks and rapid kicking techniques.
Ever since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular all over the world with some 60 million people or more routinely taking part in classes. And it is by enrolling in a Taekwondo class or club that you can commence your journey of mastering this exciting art.
Though there is a lot to be gained by mastering Taekwondo, it's the element of self-defence that most Dronfield people find appealing. And its not surprising that this is on people's list of priorities when you consider the ever increasing levels of violence seen nowadays in town centres throughout the United Kingdom. Learning to defend yourself while at the same time applying self-restraint and a respect for others is a key benefit of Taekwondo.
Your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will most likely never need to be proven outside of a dedicated Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will instill you with self-confidence.
Your First Class
If you decide on registering for a Taekwondo class in Dronfield, the very first thing you will want to know is what will transpire on the first lesson and exactly what will the teacher expect to see from you. Different Taekwondo masters in the Dronfield area will contrive differing routines for this first lesson but you can expect to do a 15 minute warm-up to loosen your muscles and get the blood pumping, learn several Poomse (forms, cover some technical training (blocking techniques, kicks, stances and hand attacks), do a certain amount of sparring, and finally, a warm-down.
Taekwondo also of course has got its own official regulating body, and in the United Kingdom it is British Taekwondo. Anybody wishing enroll with a Taekwondo club in Dronfield has to become a registered member of this organisation. You'll be able to find out about equality and safeguarding, clubs and members, events, referees and coaching, news, safe practices, coaching courses, launching a new Taekwondo club, first aid, and more on the official British Taekwondo website, or find the latest Taekwondo news on their Facebook or Twitter page.
The Basic Taekwondo Kicks
Taekwondo is renowned for its powerful kicking techniques, here are the important ones: Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi). Taekwondo Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", which are used to fend off the various attacks, are known as Makgi. Held in various positions, they use the hands and sections of the arm. Specific attacks call for specified "blocks", but "blocks" can also be changed into counter-attacking movements by combining retaliatory punches or kicks. The primary blocks (makgi) include: Double Forearm Block, Rising Block, Low Block, Upper Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Knife Hand Block, Nine Block, Single Forearm Block and Palm Block.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion)
When it comes to belts, promotion and ranking there is not actually any real standardization in Taekwondo, because there are a number of styles of Taekwondo which each have their own unique system. There are however similarities and they normally consist of a couple of groupings of belts "seniors" and "juniors" represented by black and coloured belts respectively, . The senior grades normally have nine levels and the junior, eight to twelve grades.
A typical Taekwondo tournament includes sparring, patterns and breaking, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That said there can also be some unique categories in specific tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) tournaments are solely soft-contact events, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) contests allow some hand attacks towards the head. There are in addition a few multi-discipline competitions.
Trainees setting out on their Taekwondo experience in Dronfield will first of all sign up for a beginners class. Beginners classes are fantastic, because there's no pressure and things are done at a relaxed, slow pace. Learning and having fun are the key objectives to start with and trainees who are having a great time tend to learn much quicker and digest significantly more of what they're being shown. Even Taekwondo masters started off as inexperienced novices, so take that first step and you never know where you will wind up!
Benefits of Taekwondo
- Teach you self-defence techniques by helping you understand scenarios where self-defence might be necessary, and enabling you to control such circumstances in your favour
- Reduced stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises
- Improve self-esteem and concentration by elevating your physical and mental fitness
- More discipline and willpower by comprehensively training your body and mind in the concepts and strategies of Taekwondo
- Empower your body and mind thru increased physical coordination and mental discipline
- Turbocharge agility, flexibility and stamina by way of extreme cardiovascular work-outs
- Build up confidence by inspiring you to take control of your life and succeed
Dronfield Taekwondo clubs can generally help you with Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo for the disabled, private Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo for older adults, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for children, Taekwondo stances and more martial arts stuff in Dronfield, Derbyshire.
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