Taekwondo Newton Aycliffe
Newton Aycliffe Taekwondo (DL5): A Korean martial art that was created during the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has grown considerably in popularity since then. If you'd like to build your confidence, bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your body and mind and learn some valuable self-defence techniques, Taekwondo might be just the pastime for you.
As Taekwondo has pretty high physical requirements, it's possibly more suitable for the younger generation in Newton Aycliffe. That isn't to say that elderly people can't participate in this kind of activity, but simply that there might be alternative martial arts which are more suited to the less agile among us. Tai Chi is a perfect illustration.
Based primarily around kicking manoeuvres and moves like jumping/spinning kicks, rapid kicking strategies and head kicks, Taekwondo was created from the practices of various martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" were given the names Changmu Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Jido Kwan, Songmu Kwan and Chungdo Kwan.
The total number of Taekwondo practitioners globally, now exceeds 60 million. Signing up for a local Newton Aycliffe Taekwondo class or club is an easy way to get involved in this sport which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the 2000 Sydney Games. There is no reason why you can't become a master of this fascinating martial art, even if you don't aspire to Olympic competition.
For a lot of folks in Newton Aycliffe, it is the self-defence element of Taekwondo which holds the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is little surprise that this sits high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your capacity to defend yourself while at the same time learning to respect other people and learn self-restraint.
Your newly learned Taekwondo skills will most likely never need to be tested outside of an organized Taekwondo class, however being aware of the fact that you have them will instill you with self-confidence.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson
If you have never dome Taekwondo before, you may be interested to know exactly what is likely to happen on your first class. The following will give you an example, but this will vary depending on which Newton Aycliffe school you attend. An initial warm up lasting fifteen to twenty minutes, a little technical training which will involve learning some hand attacks, stances, kicks and blocks, an introduction to some forms (Poomse), some ideas on sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to prevent muscle spasms and cramping.
The body regulating Taekwondo in Britain is British Taekwondo and anybody wanting to join a Taekwondo class in Newton Aycliffe has to also become a member of British Taekwondo. By visiting British Taekwondo's official website you'll be able to discover info on clubs and members, first aid, news, beginning a new club, safe practices, events, safeguarding and equality, coaches and tournament referees, coaching courses, and lots more Taekwondo related facts.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
You will probably be interested to understand precisely what type of benefits might be obtained by taking part in Newton Aycliffe Taekwondo classes and partaking fully in its practices. You may expect that you will: Boost your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Improve concentration and self-esteem by raising your mental and physical fitness, Strengthen your mind and body via accelerated physical coordination and mental discipline, Lower stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Better self-discipline by extensively training your mind and body in the techniques and concepts of Taekwondo, Help with self-defence techniques by helping you to recognise occasions in which self-defence could be required, and enabling you to manipulate these types of scenarios to your advantage, Improve agility, stamina and flexibility through intensive cardiovascular exertion.
The Main Taekwondo Kicks
Kicks play a significant role in the art of Taekwondo, here are a selection of the best known ones ones: Back Kick, Side Kick, Crescent Kick, Front Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Push Kick, Axe Kick, Whip or Hook Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", which are used to fend off the different attacking moves, are called Makgi. Engaging the hands and parts of the arm, they are held in various positions. Each type of attack calls for a specific sort of block, counter-attacking movements can be created by combining a block with a retaliatory punch or kick. The key blocks (makgi) include: Double Forearm Block, Low Block, Single Forearm Block, Upper Block, Nine Block, Knife Hand Block, Rising Block, Double Knife Hand Block and Palm Block.
Competitions and Tournaments
A standard Taekwondo tournament features patterns, breaking and sparring, in the Olympics only sparring is included. That being said there may also be some extraordinary events in certain tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) competitions are strictly soft-contact affairs, whilst ITF competitions permit some hand attacks aimed at the head. There are additionally some multi-discipline competitions.
We can't all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I reckon that we don't all want to be. Taekwondo is not solely about Olympic medals and National Championships. Most of us are content to improve our levels of fitness, meet different people and make new friends, and that's precisely how it should be. Yet, as with most things in life, what you get out of it will hinge on what you invest in it. Good luck and enjoy! 👊
Taekwondo Advice and Guidance
To ask questions about Taekwondo visit one of the Taekwondo forums, discussion threads comprise "Taekwondo Sparring", "The Instructors Room", "Health and Fitness", "Self Defense", "Taekwondo Patterns" and "General Discussion". To check out an informative article about Taekwondo, check this out Enjoy an in depth YouTube guide on Taekwondo here. To learn about Taekwondo on social media check this out. For more info regarding historical influences, ranks, belts and promotion, Taekwondo vocabulary, competitions and tournaments, patterns (forms), styles and organisations, the history of Taekwondo, equipment and facilities and school of thought, you could do little better than to head to the Wikipedia "Taekwondo" page. To buy fighter gloves, foot guards, chest protectors, gum shields, groin guards, shin guards, sparring gloves, foot socks, Taekwondo garments, foam head guards, doboks, body defenders, belts, forearm protectors, mats and hand pads, go and visit Martial Art Shop.
Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
Benefits of Taekwondo
- Reduced anxiety and stress with controlled breathing
- Enhance self-esteem by raising your mental and physical powers
- Learn self-defence strategies by coaching you to identify situations in which self-defence may be needed, and allowing you to turn these kinds of situations in your favour
- Turbocharge agility, stamina and flexibility by way of strenuous cardiovascular work-outs
- Develop self-discipline by extensively schooling your mind and body in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo
- Build up your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Empower your body and mind through increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination
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