Taekwondo East Grinstead
East Grinstead Taekwondo (RH19): If you have been looking around East Grinstead for some ideas for a new hobby, you might want to consider Taekwondo as a possibility. Practising this skill will enable you to learn to defend yourself, develop your body and mind, bolster your self-respect and build your confidence. This Korean inspired martial art has grown in popularity since its development during the 1940's.
Taekwondo is typically far more physically demanding than for instance Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty agile and fit you might prefer to find something a bit gentler to improve your fitness in East Grinstead. Younger children are definitely an ideal participants for Taekwondo classes in East Grinstead, with lots of fast movements taking place and a great deal of high kicking.
Based largely around high-kicking manoeuvres like rapid kicking techniques, head kicks and turning/jumping kicks, Taekwondo was developed from the practices of various martial arts, by a number of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools called "Kwans" during the nineteen forties and fifties. These "Kwans" were given the names Mooduk Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan and Jido Kwan.
The total number of Taekwondo practitioners globally, now exceeds sixty million. This sport has even been included in the Olympic Games since 2000, and if you would like to get involved, heading along to a local East Grinstead Taekwondo club or class is a good starting point. There isn't any reason why you can't become a master of this exhilarating martial art, even if you don't aspire to Olympic competition.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that individuals in East Grinstead join classes and take up the sport. There has been a worrying escalation of violent conduct in recent times and this is particularly widespread in city and town centres around West Sussex and the British Isles as a whole. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and respect for other people, not such widespread characteristics in East Grinstead nowadays.
Whilst it will instill you with confidence knowing that you have these self-defence skills tucked away inside you, the likelihood is you'll never have to use them outside the controlled setting of an organised Taekwondo class.
Your First Lesson
Different Taekwondo schools in and around East Grinstead will have different ideas about what students should be covering on their very first class, but to give you a concept of what you should expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include things like a warm-up, some sparring, learning basic patterns (Poomse), an introduction to stances, kicks, hand attacks and blocking techniques (practical training) and a warm-down to stretch weary muscles and get the body back to a state of equilibrium.
Taekwondo also of course has its own official regulating body, and in the United Kingdom it is British Taekwondo. Anyone wishing to join a Taekwondo club in East Grinstead must become a registered member of this organisation. You'll be able to find out about coaching courses, referees and coaching, clubs and members, safeguarding and equality, health and safety, first aid, news, establishing a new club, events, and more on British Taekwondo's official website, or get the latest news stories on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
There are needless to say, many benefits to be had from practicing Taekwondo, and here are just a hint of the ones which may be attractive to you: Increase feelings of self-esteem by raising your mental and physical powers, More self-discipline by thoroughly schooling your mind and body in the doctrines and tactics of Taekwondo, Learn self-defence strategies by showing you how to identify scenarios where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to manipulate such circumstances in your favour, Reduce anxiety and stress with controlled breathing, Improve flexibility, agility and stamina by means of strenuous cardiovascular work-outs, Empower your body and mind through enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Grow in confidence by motivating you to succeed and to seize control of your life.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Taekwondo forms (also referred to as patterns or Poomse) are distinguished by certain elements like stance, direction and technique. From the beginning you will get to grips with some of the important forms, and in order to move through the various grades (belts) you'll have to master some more complex ones.
Competitions and Tournaments
Taekwondo tournaments are staged across the globe in all the different styles. There's generally not a whole lot of hard contact but patterns (forms), sparring and breaking. Olympic and WT (World Taekwondo) contests only consist of sparring, in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) competitions specific hand attacks are permitted to the head. Other bodies stage multi-discipline events.
British Taekwondo matches call for specific safety gear to be worn to protect competitors from injury due to the potent kicking that transpires. This safety gear includes: a mouth guard, blue or red trunk armour, a blue/red head guard, shin protectors, a groin protector, forearm protectors and hand guards.
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Bibliography: TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015), Taekwon-Do Patterns: From Beginner to Black Belt (Jim Hogan), Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do by Alex Gillis, Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns, Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy by Doug Cook, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce.
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