Ewell Taekwondo (KT17): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown dramatically in popularity in recent years. Known as a means by which to bolster your self-respect, boost your confidence, develop your body and mind and learn to defend yourself better, it has been embraced by millions of fitness enthusiasts across the globe.
Since Taekwondo has quite high physical demands, it's perhaps more suitable for the younger generation in Ewell. That is not to say that older people cannot get involved in this activity, but merely that there may be other martial arts that are more appropriate for the less agile among us. Tai Chi would be the perfect example.
With its early beginnings in 1940's Korea, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently created of the martial arts and entails primarily high-kicking moves such as head-height kicks, rapid kicking strategies and jumping/turning kicks. It began when schools called "kwans" were set up by a bunch of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul, South Korea.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has added to its popularity around the world with some sixty million people actively taking classes. And it's by signing up to a Taekwondo class or club that you are able to begin your adventure of mastering this thrilling art.
For a lot of people in Ewell, it's the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that holds the most appeal. And in these days of increasing violence, particularly in city and town centres, it really is little surprise that this features high up on people's priority lists. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you're able to gain more confidence in your capability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect other people and learn self-restraint.
There is a fairly decent chance that your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will never see the light of day in your everyday life, but it will undoubtedly give you a secure feeling knowing that they're there should you ever be in need of them.
Your First Class
If you've never tried Taekwondo before, you may be somewhat apprehensive as to what you can expect on your very first class. This will be different from school to school but will generally comprise some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, a bit of technical training involving learning some kicks, blocking techniques, hand attacks and stances, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring which will include movement, the timing of attacks and timing, and finally a warm down to relax and stretch weary muscles.
Everybody who is a member of a Taekwondo club in Ewell or anywhere else in the British Isles, is also required to join British Taekwondo, which is the regulating body of the sport. You'll be able to find out about first aid, coaches and competition referees, equality and safeguarding, coaching courses, establishing a new club, news, events, health and safety, clubs and members, and more on the official British Taekwondo website, or find the latest news stories on their Twitter or Facebook page.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms)
Taekwondo forms (also known as Poomse or patterns) are distinguished by specific activities such as direction, technique and stance. From the start you are going to be taught a few of the important forms, and in order to progress through the rankings (belts) you will need to learn some more technical ones.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion)
With there being a number of kinds of Taekwondo there has never been any recognised arrangement for assigning belts (promotion). What exists however is fairly similar and is made up of 2 belt groups "junior" and "senior" ("colour" and "black"), each of these groups is split into grades, eight to twelve colours for juniors and 9 "blacks" for the seniors.
A standard Taekwondo competition features breaking, patterns (forms) and sparring, where the Olympics is concerned only sparring is included. That being said there can also be a few unique events in specific competitions such as team demonstrations and self-defence. WT tournaments are purely soft-contact affairs, while International Taekwon-Do Federation competitions allow some hand attacks aimed at the head. There are in addition a few multi-discipline competitions.
Taekwondo Beginners Classes
It doesn't matter who you are or what you're capable of in the world of Taekwondo, at some stage you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We've all started out at that point and are only able to learn and develop through practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Ewell are the place to begin that learning journey and to acquire the basic principles so that you can gain self-confidence and proceed with your Taekwondo quest. Most beginner classes are geared up to be fun and friendly, delivering a gradual introduction to the fundamental Taekwondo values and building a firm foundation for the future.
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
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