Dundee Taekwondo (DD1): Learning a new skill is always rewarding and the martial arts are a popular choice these days. Taking up something like Taekwondo enables you to enhance your self-esteem, build your confidence, learn some self-defence techniques and develop your mind and body. This more modern of the martial arts was developed in Korea just after World War 2.
Taekwondo is quite physically demanding, which means it may be considered more suitable for the younger rather than the older generation in Dundee. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it particularly good for children. It can sometimes be too taxing for older adults unless they are exceptionally fit and active. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Dundee, started when they were younger. If you consider yourself among the less agile, you could try something like Tai Chi which is much softer.
Based mostly around high-kicking moves and manoeuvres like head-height kicks, jumping/turning kicks and fast kicking strategies, Taekwondo was created from the practices of various martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" in the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" were given the names Chungdo Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Changmu Kwan and Mooduk Kwan.
With over 60 million practitioners worldwide and quite a few in Dundee, Taekwondo has become very popular. If you want to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, joining a Taekwondo club or class in Dundee is a good place to start. While reaching Olympic standard may be aiming a bit high, there is no reason why you cannot become a Taekwondo master.
Though there is a lot to be gained by mastering Taekwondo, it's the aspect of self-defence that most Dundee people find appealing. This is no great surprise when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in city and town centres nowadays. It is a key principle of Taekwondo that you can become confidently able to defend yourself yet exercise self-restraint and respect others.
While it will instill you with self-confidence knowing that you have those self-defence skills tucked away inside you, the likelihood is that you'll never need to use them outside the regulated atmosphere of a dedicated Taekwondo class.
Your First Class
If you have never done Taekwondo before, you could be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first lesson. This will be different from school to school but will usually comprise some or all of these. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to loosen up muscles and increase your heart rate, some technical training involving learning some hand attacks, stances, kicks and blocking techniques, studying a few forms, an overview of sparring which will include movement, timing and the timing of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch weary muscles.
Taekwondo of course also has got its own official regulating body, and in Britain it is British Taekwondo. Everyone wishing enroll with a Taekwondo club in Dundee have to become members of this organisation. You will be able to find plenty of info regarding events, safe practices, coaching courses, equality and safeguarding, starting a new Taekwondo club, news, members and clubs, first aid, coaches and tournament referees, and more, by going to the British Taekwondo website.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
The benefits that may be acquired by participating in Taekwondo lessons in Dundee are countless, among the most significant are: Reduced anxiety and stress by doing deep breathing exercises, Augment flexibility, stamina and agility by means of intensive cardiovascular effort, Beef up confidence by encouraging you to take control of your life and succeed, Enhance concentration and self-esteem by intensifying both physical and mental health, Develop self-discipline by comprehensively training your mind and body in the strategies and doctrines of Taekwondo, Learn self-defence techniques by coaching you to recognize occasions where self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to manipulate these types of circumstances in your favour, Strengthen your mind and body by way of increased physical coordination and mental discipline.
There are a lot of different kicking movements that are used in Taekwondo. The following are a sample of the most widely known: Back Kick, Side Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Front Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Push Kick, Crescent Kick, Axe Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: To fend off the numerous kicks and hand attacks there are an equally diverse range of "blocks" (Makgi). They're held in particular positions and use the hand with areas of the arm. Each and every "block" can be combined with a punch or kick to establish a counter-attack, and each is suitable for a particular attack. The most used "blocks" (makgi) include: Double Forearm Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Nine Block, Low Block, Palm Block, Rising Block, Single Forearm Block, Upper Block and Knife Hand Block.
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Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Turbocharge flexibility, stamina and agility through intense cardiovascular work-outs
- Develop discipline and willpower by thoroughly training your body and mind in the strategies and principles of Taekwondo
- Learn self-defence tactics by helping you realize occasions in which self-defence could be needed, and empowering you to turn these types of situations to your advantage
- Reduces anxiety with controlled breathing
- Improve your self-esteem by elevating both physical and mental health
- Empower your body and mind through increased physical coordination and mental discipline
- Grow in your confidence by motivating you to succeed and to seize control of your life
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List of suggested reading: TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) (Kim Bok Man), Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics (Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan), Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, Official Taekwondo Training Manual, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence, ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings by Keith McMullen.
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