Newark-on-Trent Taekwondo (NG24): A Korean martial art that was developed during the 1940's, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to enhance your self-respect, build your confidence, strengthen your mind and body and learn a bit of self-defence, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
Whilst people of every age group in Newark-on-Trent can of course participate in Taekwondo, it is especially suited to the younger generation as it can be quite physically demanding, children can especially benefit from its teachings of self-discipline and the respect of others. Unless they are particularly active and fit, older adults may find it too physically tough. For those folks who take up Taekwondo at a younger age, continuing the experience into adulthood should not be an issue. Something a bit less demanding like Tai Chi might be more suitable for the less nimble of you.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like head-height kicks, rapid kicking styles and jumping/spinning kicks, Taekwondo was formulated from the techniques of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" had the names Songmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Mooduk Kwan.
Taekwondo now has over 60 million practitioners worldwide and has become very popular in Newark-on-Trent and throughout the UK. If you want to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, joining a Taekwondo club or class in Newark-on-Trent is a good place to start. While you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Newark-on-Trent are taking up self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them feel safer in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for other people, which are disciplines that are largely missing in modern day life.
You newly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be put to the test outside of an organized Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Newark-on-Trent Taekwondo Class: If you have made up your mind to learn Taekwondo and are preparing for your first lesson, you will be curious about what will happen. The following will give you an example, but this can vary subject to which Newark-on-Trent school you go to. A 15 to 20 minute warm up to loosen muscles and increase your heart rate, a little technical training which will involve learning some blocks, kicks, stances and hand attacks, a look at some forms (Poomse), a look at sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and finally a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing.
Newark-on-Trent Taekwondo classes are not simply for folks in Newark-on-Trent but also for martial arts enthusiasts from Winthorpe, North Muskham, Kelham, Upton, Balderton, Langford, Fernwood, Claypole, New Balderton, Little Carlton, Holme, Barnby, South Collingham, Farndon, Nottingham, Coddington and other surrounding places.
Taekwondo Tournaments and Competitions: A typical Taekwondo competition incorporates patterns (forms), breaking and sparring, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That being said there may also be some special events in certain tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) competitions are purely soft-contact affairs, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) competitions allow some hand attacks to the head. There are also some multi-discipline competitions.
Newark-on-Trent Taekwondo for Beginners: Even the very best exponents of Taekwondo in Newark-on-Trent had to start as novices, so it is no shame to be a complete beginner at Taekwondo, or any other activity for that matter. The aim of a Taekwondo beginners class is to teach a few basics, increase confidence and build a solid foundation for the future. Most important of all is that it should be fun, students having fun will learn quicker and be better engaged.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment: In all matches, events and competitions being staged under the auspices of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as forearm protectors, shin protectors, a red or blue head guard, a mouth guard, a groin guard, blue or red trunk armour (hogu) and hand guards is mandatory. The kicking tactics used in Taekwondo can cause injury and this all helps to make the sport safer for its competitors.
Conclusion: We cannot all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I guess that we wouldn't all want to be. Taekwondo isn't just about Olympic titles and National Championships. Most of us are happy to improve our fitness, meet different people and make new friends, and that is how it should be. However, as with most things in life, what you get out of it will depend on what you put into it. Good luck!
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