Halifax Taekwondo (HX1): If you would like to bolster your self-esteem, boost your confidence, learn some self-defence techniques and strengthen your mind and body, an ideal sport to take up is Taekwondo. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
It's got to be asserted that Taekwondo can be pretty physically challenging, which might put off the less nimble and more elderly people in Halifax from becoming involved. To be honest, the most frequent participants of Taekwondo classes are children and younger people, but of course older people who are in excellent physical condition can easily be involved and benefit considerably from this sport.
Based mostly around high-kicking manoeuvres and moves like turning/jumping kicks, rapid kicking strategies and head-height kicks, Taekwondo was devised from the techniques of various martial arts, by a number of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" had the names Jido Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Chungdo Kwan and Changmu Kwan.
Taekwondo has become really popular in Halifax and around the globe, with more than sixty million participants worldwide. Becoming a member of a local Halifax Taekwondo class or club is a great way to become involved in this activity which has even been a feature of the Olympic Games ever since the Sydney Games in 2000. Although you might not have any dreams to get involved in Olympic competition, there is certainly no reason why you should not become a maestro of this thrilling martial art and have some fun along the way.
It appears that the most alluring aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence. This is no great surprise when you take into account the ever rising levels of violence seen in city and town centres these days. The ability to defend yourself while still respecting others and exercising self-restraint is one of the main benefits of Taekwondo.
These self-defence techniques may in due course come in useful in your everyday life, though it's far more likely you will only be putting them to the test within a monitored class environment. However it is a wonderful feeling knowing that you can always successfully defend yourself when you have to.
Your First Halifax Taekwondo Class
If you have never done Taekwondo before, you may be intrigued to know what is likely to take place on your first class. The majority of Taekwondo schools in Halifax follow a similar pattern, but there may be some variation to the following. A warm up lasting fifteen to twenty minutes, a little technical training comprising some kicks, blocks, stances and hand attacks, some work on forms or patterns (Poomse in Korean), some tips on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and to round off a warm down to stretch muscles and loosen up.
Taekwondo also of course has got its own official governing body, and in Britain it is British Taekwondo. Everybody wishing to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Halifax must become members of this organisation. You will be able to learn about news, coaches and competition referees, establishing a new Taekwondo club, safeguarding and equality, health and safety, members and clubs, coaching courses, first aid, events, and more on the official British Taekwondo website, or find out the latest news on their Twitter or Facebook page.
The Basic Taekwondo Kicks
There are lots of different kicking moves that are used when practicing Taekwondo. The following are a selection of the most widely known: Front Kick, Axe Kick, Crescent Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Back Kick, Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Push Kick. Blocks: To fend off the numerous hand attacks and kicks there are an equally diverse array of blocks (Makgi). Employing the hands and sections of the arm, they're held in particular positions. Certain attacks call for specified "blocks", but blocks can also be turned into counter-attacks by the combination of retaliatory punches or kicks. The key blocks (makgi) include: Low Block, Knife Hand Block, Single Forearm Block, Palm Block, Rising Block, Double Forearm Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Nine Block and Upper Block.
Halifax Taekwondo for Beginners
It doesn't matter what you're standing is or who you are in the world of Taekwondo, at one stage you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We have all started out like this and are only able to develop and learn through practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Halifax are the right place to begin that learning process and to acquire the basics so that you can build self-confidence and move forward in your exciting Taekwondo experience. Most beginner classes are set up to be friendly and fun, delivering a slow introduction to the basic Taekwondo principles and developing a firm base for the future.
Taekwondo Safety Gear
Safety gear like a blue/red head guard, a gum shield, forearm protectors, hand guards, a groin protector, shin protectors and red or blue trunk armour have to be worn in all matches regulated by British Taekwondo. Protection from injury is imperative because of the formidable kicks that are an integral element of this sport.
Precisely what you get from Taekwondo are going to be proportional to what you put into it (as applies with life on the whole). The majority of you will just want to meet different people, make new friends and improve your fitness, some may aspire to move on to competitions or tournaments or possibly even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all end up being a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad.
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List of further reading: Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique by Marc Tedeschi, Taekwon-Do Patterns: From Beginner to Black Belt, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Tae Kwon Do (Richard Chun), Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary (Phil Pearce), Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns (Stuart Anslow), Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo.
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