Motherwell Taekwondo (ML1): First introduced in Korea in the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast paced combatative sport that has become exceedingly popular over the last three decades. For people who want to bolster your self-respect, learn to defend yourself, strengthen your body and mind and boost your confidence, Taekwondo could be the ideal pastime or fitness activity.
Since Taekwondo has pretty high physical requirements, it's perhaps more suitable for the younger generation in Motherwell. That isn't to say that the older generation cannot be involved in this activity, but merely that there might be other martial arts that are more suited to the less agile among us. Tai Chi would be a perfect example.
Based mostly around high-kicking manoeuvres and moves like jumping/spinning kicks, rapid kicking techniques and head-height kicks, Taekwondo was created from the practices of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools known as "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" were given the names Songmu Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Jido Kwan and Chungdo Kwan.
At present an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has more than sixty million enthusiasts all around the world, and even though you might not aspire to be an Olympic Games medalist, you are still able to enroll in a Taekwondo class or club to master what will undoubtedly prove to be a fascinating and fulfilling activity.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and not surprisingly this is one of the principal reasons that individuals in Motherwell get involved in classes and engage with the sport. There's been a disconcerting escalation of violent conduct in recent times and this is especially rife in city and town centres throughout Scotland and Great Britain in general. The fantastic thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also encourages self-discipline and respect for other people, not such common characteristics in Motherwell nowadays.
While it will instill you with confidence knowing that you have these self-defence skills in your locker, the chances are you'll never be required to use them outside the regulated setting of a dedicated Taekwondo class.
Your First Class
If Taekwondo isn't an activity that you have ever had a go at previously, you will doubtless be curious about what to expect from your initial lesson should you make your mind up to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in Motherwell have varying thoughts on this but in brief; you'll take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you will do some technical training, you will learn some forms (patterns), you'll practice sparring strategies and last but not least you'll warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation.
Taekwondo also of course has its own official governing body, and in the United Kingdom it is British Taekwondo. Anybody wishing to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Motherwell has to become a registered member of this organisation. You can find plenty of information on clubs and members, coaches and referees, equality and safeguarding, first aid, launching a new club, coaching courses, health and safety, events, news, and more, by exploring British Taekwondo's website.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
There are of course, a number of benefits to be gained from taking part in Taekwondo, and the following are just some which may be tempting for you: Teach self-defence by helping you identify scenarios where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to turn these kinds of circumstances in your favour, Reduces stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Greater discipline and willpower by extensively training your body and mind in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo, Increase stamina, agility and flexibility by way of strenuous cardiovascular effort, Increase self-esteem and concentration by maximizing both physical and mental powers, Beef up confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Empower your mind and body via improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination.
Beginners Taekwondo Motherwell
As with any activity or sport we need to begin somewhere, and Taekwondo is just the same. Even the finest Motherwell Taekwondo exponents were total newbies at one point. So, what should you be expecting as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? A beginners class should give its pupils ample coaching to teach them the fundamentals and allow them to gain confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class should be fun as well as instructional, when folks are having fun they are more engrossed and will learn faster.
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
Main Benefits of Taekwondo
- Develop discipline by comprehensively educating your mind and body in the strategies and concepts of Taekwondo
- Reduces anxiety with controlled breathing
- Strengthen your mind and body by enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline
- Teach you self-defence by helping you to understand instances where self-defence might be required, and empowering you to control such situations in your favour
- Build up confidence by helping you to take control of your life and succeed
- Augment flexibility, agility and stamina by means of extreme cardiovascular exertion
- Increase self-esteem by elevating both mental and physical health
Motherwell Taekwondo clubs can generally help you with the rules of Taekwondo, Taekwondo for toddlers, Taekwondo tuition, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo for adults, women's Taekwondo, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for senior citizens, Taekwondo uniforms, private Taekwondo classes and more martial arts stuff in Motherwell, Scotland.
Also find: Newmains Taekwondo classes, Birkenshaw Taekwondo classes, Carfin Taekwondo classes, Allanton Taekwondo classes, Blantyre Taekwondo classes, East Kilbride Taekwondo classes, Holytown Taekwondo classes, Stonehouse Taekwondo classes, Wishaw Taekwondo classes, Cleland Taekwondo classes, Bothwell Taekwondo classes, Cambuslang Taekwondo classes, Quarter Taekwondo classes, Bellshill Taekwondo classes, Hamilton Taekwondo classes, Overtown Taekwondo classes, Larkhall Taekwondo classes, Ferniegair Taekwondo classes, Uddingston Taekwondo and more.
Motherwell Taekwondo classes aren't simply for the people of Motherwell but also for devotees from Overtown, East Kilbride, Wishaw, Cleland, Larkhall, Blantyre, Carfin, Uddingston, Allanton, Ferniegair, Stonehouse, Cambuslang, Holytown, Quarter, Bothwell, Bellshill, Birkenshaw, Hamilton, Newmains and other nearby areas.
In the Scotland area you can also find: Neilston martial arts tuition, Clarkston Taekwondo training, Aberfeldy Taekwondo clubs, West Linton Taekwondo training, Dunlop Taekwondo clubs, Abernethy Taekwondo tuition, Kinghorn martial arts tuition, Troon martial arts clubs, St Cyrus Taekwondo tuition, Balmedie martial arts training, Carron martial arts clubs, Loanhead martial arts tuition, Locharbriggs Taekwondo lessons, Bellshill martial arts training, Port Ellen Taekwondo clubs, Alexandria Taekwondo tuition, Comrie Taekwondo training, Menstrie martial arts tuition, Tranent martial arts tuition, Lennoxtown Taekwondo lessons, Leuchars martial arts tuition, Luncarty martial arts tuition, Seafield Taekwondo clubs, Crieff martial arts clubs, Portknockie martial arts tuition, Dalgety Bay martial arts tuition, Leven Taekwondo training, Bonhill martial arts clubs, Polmont martial arts tuition, Newtonhill Taekwondo lessons.
Related publications: Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence by Doug Cook, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) by Kim Bok Man, Taekwon-Do Patterns by Jim Hogan, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo by Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang Kim, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns (Marc Tedeschi), ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings.
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