Newport Taekwondo (NP10): A Korean martial art that was formulated during the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has grown considerably in popularity since then. If you would like to boost your confidence, strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-esteem and learn self-defence, Taekwondo might be just the pastime for you.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Newport and is particularly suitable for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Unless they are particularly fit and active, older adults may find it too physically taxing. However those in Newport who take up Taekwondo at a young age, will find that carrying it on into older adulthood is not a problem. The less agile of you might find that Tai Chi which is a bit softer is more suitable.
The name Taekwondo has only been used since the 1950's, although the discipline started life in Korea in 1945. This combination of various martial arts techniques were practiced in some new schools in Seoul called "kwans", founded by a group of Korean martial artists. In Taekwondo the emphasis is on kicking, especially jumping/turning kicks, head-height kicks and rapid kicking strategies.Today Newport Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Newport and with over 60 million others globally. Signing up for your local Newport Taekwondo class or club is an easy way to get involved in this sport which has even been included in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. Whilst you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there isn't any reason why you can't become a master of this exhilarating martial art and have an amazing time along the way.
For the men, women and children of Newport who like the idea of learning a martial art, a top priority is the aspect of self-defence. Because this is an important concept of Taekwondo, it's not difficult to see the appeal of this particular sport. With the extra benefit of developing self-restraint and having a deep-rooted respect for others, enrolling in a local Newport Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
These self-defence techniques may in due course prove to be useful in your day to day life, although it is more likely you'll only be using them within a controlled class setting. Nevertheless it's an amazing feeling knowing that you'll always be in a position to defend yourself if you have to.
What to Expect From Your First Class
If you've never done Taekwondo before, you could be somewhat concerned as to what can be expected on your very first lesson. This may vary from school to school but will generally comprise some or all of the following. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, a bit of technical training including learning some stances, kicks, blocks and hand attacks, studying some Poomse (forms), a brief introduction to sparring including timing, movement and the timing of attacks, and lastly a warm down to stretch and relax tired muscles.
If you would like to join a Taekwondo class in Newport, you'll also have to register with the sport's official governing body, namely British Taekwondo. You will be able to find lots of details on launching a new Taekwondo club, events, coaches and competition referees, equality and safeguarding, clubs and members, coaching courses, first aid, health and safety, news, and more, by heading to British Taekwondo's website.
Taekwondo - The Benefits
The benefits that can be acquired by taking part in Taekwondo classes in Newport are many and varied, amongst the most advantageous are: Increase concentration and self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental health, Increase flexibility, agility and stamina through strenuous cardiovascular work-outs, Learn self-defence by helping you to realize instances where self-defence might be needed, and empowering you to turn these situations in your favour, Greater discipline and willpower by methodically schooling your body and mind in the techniques and principles of Taekwondo, Reduces anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Strengthen your body and mind through improved physical coordination and mental discipline, Build your confidence by encouraging you to take control of your life and succeed.
Taekwondo is perhaps best known for its acrobatic kicking manoeuvres, here are some of the fundamental kicks that you will learn as a beginner: Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi). Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", which are used to repulse the various attacking moves, are called Makgi. Held in specific positions, they involve the hands and areas of the arm. Every block can be coupled with a punch or kick to produce a counter-attack, and each one is appropriate for a specific attack. The most used "blocks" (makgi) include: Upper Block, Double Forearm Block, Single Forearm Block, Low Block, Rising Block, Palm Block, Nine Block, Double Knife Hand Block and Knife Hand Block.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms)
Taekwondo forms (also known as patterns or Poomse) are characterized by specified activities like direction, stance and technique. From the beginning of your Taekwondo adventure you are going to learn a few of the important forms, and so as to move through the various levels (belts) you'll have to master some more complicated ones.
Safety gear such as a mouth guard, a red/blue body protector (hogu), a groin protector, forearm guards, a blue/red head guard, shin protectors and hand guards are worn in all matches regulated by British Taekwondo. Protection from injuries is imperative due to the forceful kicks that are an integral element of this activity.
Taekwondo Information and Advice
For more info regarding the history of Taekwondo, equipment and facilities, patterns (forms), philosophies, historical influences, tournaments and competitions, ranking, belts and promotion, styles and organisations and vocabulary, visit the Wikipedia Taekwondo page. To get the low down on the newest Taekwondo developments on social websites check this out. To shop for male and female groin guards, foot socks, Taekwondo garments, chest guards, fighting gloves, leg stretchers, head guards, body defenders, shin defenders, foot guards, Taekwondo belts, doboks, forearm defenders, mats, gum shields and sparring gloves, take a look at Playwell. To check out a fascinating little article about global Taekwondo organisations, head here To find out what's occurring in the realm of Taekwondo visit the popular, discussions include things like "General Discussion", "Health and Fitness", "The Instructors Room", "Self Defense", "Taekwondo Sparring" and "Taekwondo Patterns". Get suggestions for learning Taekwondo techniques on YouTube here.
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Newport Taekwondo classes aren't only intended for folks in Newport itself but also for martial arts fans from Llanwern, Fairwater, Underwood, Castleton, Rudry, Whitson, Bettws, Oakfield, Duffryn, Langstone, Goldcliff, Caerleon, Coedkernew, Rogerstone, Ponthir, Nash, Bassaleg, Risca, Llantarnam, Llanmartin and other Wales areas.
In the Wales area you can also get: St Clears martial arts clubs, Porthmadog martial arts lessons, Talgarth Taekwondo clubs, Ferndale Taekwondo tuition, New Tredegar martial arts training, Hirwaun Taekwondo tuition, Wattsville martial arts lessons, Llandrindod Wells Taekwondo lessons, Nefyn Taekwondo lessons, Tywyn martial arts lessons, Rhyl Taekwondo tuition, Gronant martial arts training, Wattsville Taekwondo training, Llantrisant martial arts training, Llantwit Major martial arts training, Llangynidr Taekwondo clubs, Barmouth Taekwondo training, Pentre Halkyn Taekwondo training, Trefnant Taekwondo lessons, Crickhowell martial arts lessons, Connahs Quay Taekwondo clubs, Brynna martial arts training, Sarn martial arts clubs, Bodelwyddan martial arts lessons, Crynant Taekwondo tuition, Resolven martial arts clubs, Llandudno Taekwondo lessons, Blaengwrach martial arts lessons, Pontyates martial arts training, Newcastle Emlyn martial arts lessons.
Handy publications: Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction, 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 by Stuart Anslow, Taekwon-Do Patterns by Jim Hogan, A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do by Alex Gillis, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy by Doug Cook.
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