Guiseley Taekwondo (LS20): If you would like to build your confidence, develop your mind and body, bolster your self-esteem and learn some self-defence techniques, an ideal sport to take up is Taekwondo. This more modern martial art has quickly grown in popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
While people of all ages in Guiseley can of course participate in Taekwondo, it is particularly suited to the younger generation since it can be quite physically demanding, children can especially benefit from its teachings of self-discipline and the respect of others. Older adults who are not all that fit and active might find it a tad too taxing. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Guiseley, started when they were younger. If you consider yourself among the less agile, you could try something like Tai Chi which is much softer.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mostly comprises high-kicking manoeuvres, most notably head kicks, jumping/turning kicks and rapid kicking strategies. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a group of martial arts enthusiasts established schools known as "kwans", which mixed together a number of martial arts techniques.
Taekwondo has grown to become very popular in Guiseley and all over the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Enrolling in a local Guiseley Taekwondo club or class is an excellent way to get involved in this sporting activity which has even been a part of the Olympic Games ever since the Sydney Games of 2000. Although you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there is certainly no reason why you should not become a maestro of this exhilarating martial art and have a bit of fun along the way.
In these times of increasing violence, it's hardly surprising that folks in locations like Guiseley are getting involved in self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them feel safer and more secure in their local environment. The self-defence element is one of the primary factors of Taekwondo but at the same time it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for those around us, which are characteristics that are largely absent in this modern age.
There's a fairly good chance that your newly learned Taekwondo skills will never see the light of day in your everyday life, but it will undoubtedly give you peace of mind knowing that they are there should you ever need them.
Your First Taekwondo Class
Different Taekwondo clubs in Guiseley will have different thoughts on what enrollees should cover on their very first class, but to give you a concept of what to expect most first Taekwondo classes will include things like a warm-up, a bit of sparring, learning simple Poomse (forms), an overview of stances, hand attacks, blocks and kicks (practical training) and a warm-down to relax tired muscles and return the body to a state of harmony.
Any person who joins a Taekwondo class in Guiseley has to also become a member of British Taekwondo which is the official regulating body of the sport in the United Kingdom. You can find out about establishing a new club, members and clubs, events, news, coaching courses, safeguarding and equality, first aid, coaches and competition referees, safe practices, and more on British Taekwondo's official website, or find out the latest news stories on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
You'll undoubtedly be interested to learn about exactly what type of benefits might be gained by taking part in Guiseley Taekwondo lessons and partaking 100% in its practices. You may expect that you will: Augment agility, flexibility and stamina by way of intense cardiovascular work-outs, Improve concentration and self-esteem by sharpening your mental and physical fitness, Empower your mind and body by way of enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline, Learn self-defence by showing you how to identify occasions where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to turn these kinds of circumstances to your advantage, Better self-discipline by thoroughly schooling your mind and body in the tactics and concepts of Taekwondo, Beef up your confidence by motivating you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Lower stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns)
Taekwondo forms (also called patterns or Poomse) are distinguished by specific facets like technique, stance and direction. From the outset you will be taught some of the standard forms, and so as to advance through the various grades (belts) you will need to learn some more advanced ones.
Safety equipment such as a mouth guard, red or blue trunk armour (hogu), a groin guard, shin protectors, a red or blue head guard, forearm guards and hand guards have to be used in all tournaments controlled by British Taekwondo. Protection from injuries is required owing to the formidable kicks that are an integral element of this activity.
Taekwondo Help and Guidance
To find out about Taekwondo on social websites check this out. Learn how to do Taekwondo on You Tube here. Find out more about regarding competition, Tae kwon do vocabulary, the history of Taekwondo, the philosophies of Taekwondo, styles and organisations, forms (patterns), historical influences, ranks, promotion and belts and facilities and equipment, you could head over to the Wikipedia "Taekwondo" page. To read about Taekwondo forms, click here To order foot socks, Taekwondo belts, doboks, male and female groin guards, mats, forearm protectors, shin protectors, head guards, foot guards, chest guards, sparring gloves, Taekwondo clothing, gum shields, fighting gloves, leg stretchers and body protectors, visit Kicksport. To ask questions in relation to Taekwondo visit the Taekwondo Forum, topics include "Taekwondo Patterns", "Health and Fitness", "Self Defense", "The Instructors Room", "Taekwondo Sparring" and "General Discussion".
Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
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Further reading: ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings by Keith McMullen, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique (Marc Tedeschi), Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo by Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang Kim, Taekwon-Do Patterns, Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo (Doug Cook and Richard Chun), Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense (Kevin Hornsey).
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