Northfleet Taekwondo (DA11): Originally introduced in Korea in the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast paced combatative sport that has become exceedingly popular over the past three decades. For those of you who need to boost your confidence, learn a bit of self-defence, develop your mind and body and enhance your self-respect, Taekwondo could be the ideal pastime or fitness activity.
As a result of its more physical attributes, Taekwondo is maybe more appropriate for the younger person in Northfleet and is especially suitable for children because it is great for developing respect for others and self-discipline. More elderly individuals may find it a bit too strenuous unless they're particularly fit and active. Even so, those who persue Taekwondo in Northfleet at a young age will discover that they can easily continue with it into older adulthood. The less agile of you might think about something gentler like Tai Chi.
Based mainly around high-kicking manoeuvres like rapid kicking strategies, head-height kicks and jumping/turning kicks, Taekwondo was developed from the techniques of various martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the nineteen forties and fifties. These "Kwans" had the names Changmu Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Jido Kwan and Chungdo Kwan.
Taekwondo has become extremely popular in Northfleet and all across the globe, with more than 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Northfleet Taekwondo class or club is an excellent way to become involved in this sporting activity which has even been a part of the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games in 2000. While you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there's no reason why you shouldn't become a master of this intriguing martial art and have a bit of fun along the way.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the principal reasons that people in Northfleet sign up to classes and engage with the sport. There has been a worrying escalation of violent conduct over the last few years and this is especially prevalent in town and city centres around Kent and the British Isles in general. The fantastic thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also encourages self-discipline and respect for others, not such common characteristics in Northfleet these days.
Your newly mastered Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be put to the test outside the monitored environment of an organized Taekwondo class, however knowing that you've got them will instill you with self-confidence.
Your First Northfleet Taekwondo Class
If Taekwondo is not a sport that you have ever tried previously, you will doubtless be curious about what you should be expecting from your very first class should you make your mind up to join. Different Taekwondo schools in Northfleet have different ideas about this but in brief; you'll take part in a fifteen to twenty minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring techniques and lastly you'll perform a warm-down to help your body get back into a relaxed state again.
Any person wishing to join a Taekwondo class in Northfleet has to also become a member of British Taekwondo which is the official regulating body of the sport in Great Britain. You can find a lot of info regarding news, health and safety, safeguarding and equality, coaching courses, first aid, launching a new Taekwondo club, coaches and referees, events, members and clubs, and more, by dropping by at British Taekwondo's official website.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
When getting started with Taekwondo classes in Northfleet you'll be intending to get a few benefits to make the whole adventure worth the effort. So we should look at some of the positive benefits that you could gain from doing and learning Taekwondo. Enhance your self-esteem by maximizing both mental and physical powers, Supercharge agility, stamina and flexibility by means of strenuous cardiovascular work-outs, Beef up confidence by motivating you to succeed and to take control of your life, Reduce anxiety and stress with controlled breathing, Better discipline by exhaustively training your body and mind in the strategies and concepts of Taekwondo, Learn self-defence by showing you how to understand situations in which self-defence might be required, and empowering you to manipulate these situations to your advantage, Toughen up your body and mind by way of enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination.
Tournaments and Competitions
Contests are an important part of the Taekwondo legacy, and all the different styles across the world stage contests where Taekwondo masters come together to battle it out. Hard contact is hardly ever permitted in any of these tournaments which mostly comprise patterns, breaking and sparring. Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and WT tournaments, while some hand attacks are permitted in ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) events.
Taekwondo Safety Gear
Safety equipment like forearm protectors, shin pads, a groin guard, a red or blue trunk guard (hogu), a red or blue head protector, hand guards and a gum shield are used in all matches controlled by British Taekwondo. Protection from injuries is important on account of the vigorous kicks which are an integral element of this sport.
We can more or less guarantee that if you participate in Taekwondo you'll gain more confidence, make more friends and improve your fitness levels. If that's all that you get out of it, then that is great, you can call it an achievement! We're not all vying to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you that are, still need to begin with that initial step. Good luck on your quest! 👊
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
Primary Benefits of Taekwondo
- Boost your confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Develop discipline by comprehensively training your mind and body in the strategies and doctrines of Taekwondo
- Enhance your self-esteem by intensifying your physical and mental fitness
- Reduced anxiety and stress by doing deep breathing exercises
- Toughen up your body and mind via accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination
- Supercharge stamina, flexibility and agility by means of intensive cardiovascular exertion
- Teach you self-defence tactics by showing you how to recognise occasions in which self-defence might be necessary, and enabling you to control these types of scenarios in your favour
Northfleet Taekwondo clubs can usually help you with Taekwondo etiquette, private Taekwondo classes, the rules of Taekwondo, Taekwondo patterns, sparring and fitness, Taekwondo for seniors, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo training, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo uniforms and other martial arts stuff in Northfleet, Kent.
Also find: Hartley Taekwondo classes, Bean Taekwondo classes, Perry Street Taekwondo classes, Shorne Taekwondo classes, Singlewell Taekwondo classes, Southfleet Taekwondo classes, Higham Taekwondo classes, Luddesdown Taekwondo classes, Cliffe Woods Taekwondo classes, Stone Taekwondo classes, Gravesend Taekwondo classes, Denton Taekwondo classes, Istead Rise Taekwondo classes, Crayford Taekwondo classes, Greenhithe Taekwondo classes, Cobham Taekwondo classes, Darenth Taekwondo classes, Milton Taekwondo classes, Swanscombe Taekwondo and more Kent Taekwondo schools.
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Northfleet Taekwondo classes are not just intended for people in Northfleet itself but also for followers from Cobham, Bean, Higham, Swanscombe, Luddesdown, Hartley, Gravesend, Stone, Istead Rise, Greenhithe, Darenth, Cliffe Woods, Singlewell, Perry Street, Denton, Milton, Shorne, Southfleet, Crayford and other nearby areas.
List of books: Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce, Taekwondo Step Sparring (Sang Kim), Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense (Kevin Hornsey), ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings, Taekwon-Do Patterns by Jim Hogan, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence (Doug Cook).
More Kent Taekwondo classes: Rochester, Swanley, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Gravesend, Dover, Swanscombe, Dartford, Northfleet, Broadstairs, Chatham, Sittingbourne, Ramsgate, Margate, Ashford, Canterbury, Gillingham, Deal, Maidstone, Whitstable, Tunbridge Wells and Faversham.
Taekwondo classes in other UK areas: Marlow, Brighouse, West Bromwich, Port Talbot, Guisborough, Amersham, Market Harborough, Peterlee, Barnet, Bromley, Thatcham, Rochford, Ashton-under-Lyne, Hamilton, Godalming, Crowthorne, Wrexham, Leek, Chelmsford, Swinton, Rayleigh, Wath-upon-Dearne, Marlborough, Yarm, Bingley, Corby.
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