Droylsden Taekwondo (M43): Created during the nineteen forties in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown dramatically in popularity in recent times. Renowned as a means by which to develop your mind and body, enhance your self-respect, learn some useful self-defence techniques and build your confidence, it's been taken up by many millions of people internationally.
Taekwondo is generally much more physically demanding than for instance Tai Chi, so unless you're pretty fit and agile you might prefer to find something a little gentler to improve your fitness levels in Droylsden. Children are definitely the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Droylsden, with a lot of fast movements going on and a great deal of high kicking.
With its origins in 1940's Korea, Taekwondo is obviously one of the more recently established of the martial arts and consists of mainly kicking movements such as rapid kicking techniques, head kicks and jumping/spinning kicks. It began when schools called "kwans" were set up by a group of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul, South Korea.
With over 60 million practitioners worldwide and quite a few in Droylsden, Taekwondo has become very popular. Joining a local Taekwondo club or class in Droylsden is a good way to get involved with this activity which is now an Olympic sport. While you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
Of all the many benefits of doing this sport, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that the people of Droylsden find most appealing. This is not surprising when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in town and city centres these days. In fact one of the key principles of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst exercising self-restraint and a respect for others.
Such self-defence techniques may at some time prove to be useful in your day to day life, though it is far more likely that you'll solely be using them within a regulated class setting. Yet it is an amazing feeling knowing the fact that you will always be able to successfully defend yourself when you need to.
Your First Taekwondo Class
If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo lesson, you will be wondering what to expect. This may vary depending on which Droylsden school you go to, but will usually involve the following. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to loosen your muscles and increase your heart rate, a little technical training which will involve learning some stances, blocking techniques, kicks and hand attacks, an introduction to some forms, some ideas on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and lastly a warm down to stretch tired muscles and relax.
Anybody who joins a Taekwondo class in Droylsden must also become a member of British Taekwondo which is the regulating body of the sport in the British Isles. You can find out about first aid, establishing a new Taekwondo club, safeguarding and equality, news, events, coaches and tournament referees, clubs and members, coaching courses, health and safety, and more on British Taekwondo's website, and find out the latest news reports on their Twitter or Facebook page.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
There are needless to say, a lot of benefits to be gained from doing Taekwondo, and listed here are just a few which may be tempting for you: Develop self-discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the techniques and principles of Taekwondo, Strengthen your mind and body thru enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Lessen anxiety with controlled breathing, Learn self-defence techniques by helping you identify occasions in which self-defence may be required, and allowing you to manipulate these types of situations to your advantage, Improve concentration and self-esteem by elevating your physical and mental powers, Supercharge agility, flexibility and stamina by way of extreme cardiovascular effort, Build your confidence by pushing you to take control of your life and succeed.
Taekwondo is famous for its impressive kicks, listed here are the important ones: Hook or Whip Kick, Crescent Kick, Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Front Kick, Axe Kick, Back Kick, Push Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", which are used to repulse the various attacks, are called Makgi. Using the hand and different sections of the arm, they are held in specific positions. Every "block" can be coordinated with a kick or punch to produce a counter-attack, and each is meant for a specific attack. The main blocks in Taekwondo include: Rising Block, Palm Block, Upper Block, Low Block, Knife Hand Block, Single Forearm Block, Nine Block, Double Forearm Block and Double Knife Hand Block.
In Tae kwon do there's not really any form of uniformity when it comes to ranking and belts. It is all subject to what style you are looking at, since there are such a lot of Taekwondo styles. However, they're generally separated into a couple of groups "junior (colour) belts and "senior" (black) belts. The junior/colour rankings range from white to red, with anything from eight to twelve ranks, while the senior/black belts usually have nine ranks.
Taekwondo for Beginners
Even the top exponents of Taekwondo in Droylsden began their journey as newbies, therefore there is no shame in being a total beginner at Taekwondo, or any other activity for that matter. The objective of a Taekwondo beginners class is to provide a few of the basics, improve self-confidence and develop a solid foundation moving forward. Most important of all is that it should be fun, students having fun will learn faster and be better invested.
We can practically guarantee that if you participate in Taekwondo you will make new friends, improve your fitness levels and gain more confidence. If that is all you get out of it, then that is amazing, you can call it a success! We're not all aiming to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you who are, still need to begin with that initial step. Good luck with your quest! 👊
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Build up confidence by inspiring you to succeed and to seize control of your life
- Increase feelings of self-esteem by maximizing both mental and physical powers
- Augment agility, flexibility and stamina through extreme cardiovascular work-outs
- More self-discipline by extensively schooling your body and mind in the tactics and principles of Taekwondo
- Toughen up your mind and body via increased physical coordination and mental discipline
- Teach self-defence by training you to recognize occasions where self-defence might be needed, and empowering you to manipulate these types of situations to your advantage
- Reduce anxiety and stress using advanced breath control
Droylsden Taekwondo teachers can normally help you with women's Taekwondo, Taekwondo equipment, Taekwondo stances, the rules of Taekwondo, Taekwondo for toddlers, Taekwondo for senior citizens, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo taster lessons, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for self-defence and more martial arts stuff in Droylsden, Greater Manchester.
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Further reading: Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) (Kim Bok Man), Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Official Taekwondo Training Manual by Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee.
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