Nuneaton Taekwondo (CV10): Developed in the nineteen forties in Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown in popularity in recent times. Renowned as a way to enhance your self-esteem, strengthen your body and mind, boost your confidence and learn some self-defence techniques, it's been taken up by millions of individuals across the world.
It has to be asserted that Taekwondo can be fairly challenging physically, which could unnerve the less nimble and more elderly people in Nuneaton from getting involved. To be completely fair, the most frequent people participating in Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but obviously older people who are in decent physical condition can easily get involved and get benefits from this sport.
The name Taekwondo has only been used since the 1950's, although the discipline started life in Korea in 1945. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts fanatics established some new schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking techniques, spinning/jumping kicks and head-height kicks.
At present an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over sixty million followers all around the world, and though you might not have any ambitions to be an Olympic Games sportsman, you can still enroll in a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will undoubtedly turn out to be a fascinating and fulfilling pastime.
For a lot of people in Nuneaton, it's the self-defence element of Taekwondo which has the most appeal. And in these times of ever increasing violence, especially in town and city centres, it really is little surprise that this features high on people's priority lists. It is a primary element of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your capability to defend yourself while at the same time learning to respect those around you and learn self-restraint.
Such self-defence techniques may in due course prove to be useful in your day to day life, though it's far more likely you will only be using them within a controlled class environment. Nevertheless it is a reassuring feeling knowing that you will always be able to defend yourself when you have to.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson
If you have never done Taekwondo previously, you might be a bit apprehensive as to what can be expected on your first lesson. This will be different from school to school but will typically comprise some or all of these. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to loosen up muscles and increase your heart rate, a bit of technical training involving learning some blocks, stances, kicks and hand attacks, studying a few forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring which will include movement, timing and attack timing, and finally a warm down to relax and stretch weary muscles.
Any person who joins a Taekwondo class in Nuneaton has to also register with British Taekwondo which is the regulating body of the sport in Great Britain. You'll be able to find out about safeguarding and equality, events, coaching courses, news, first aid, beginning a new Taekwondo club, members and clubs, health and safety, coaches and competition referees, and more on the British Taekwondo website, and find the latest news on their Twitter or Facebook page.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
The belt and ranking system can get very complicated in Taekwondo because there's no recognised system throughout the different Taekwondo styles. Analogies do exist though, and generally there are 2 separate belt groups, signified as "juniors" (colours) and "seniors" (black dans). The number of rankings in the junior section varies across the styles but is generally between eight and twelve belts, while the senior section usually has 9 dans or belts.
Competitions and Tournaments
Taekwondo tournaments are held all over the world in all the various styles. There is normally not a lot of hard contact but patterns (forms), sparring and breaking. Olympic and World Taekwondo competitions consist only of sparring, in International Taekwon-Do Federation tournaments specific hand attacks are allowed to the head. Other associations hold multi-discipline contests.
Contests governed by British Taekwondo policies demand that various pieces of protective gear be used, these include things like: a red or blue head protector, forearm guards, hand protectors, a mouth protector, red or blue trunk armour (hogu), shin protectors and a groin guard. This is vital due to the powerful kicking attacks being employed.
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
Benefits of Taekwondo
- Increase concentration and self-esteem by maximizing both physical and mental powers
- Reduce anxiety and stress with controlled breathing
- Learn self-defence techniques by helping you to recognise occasions in which self-defence might be required, and allowing you to control such scenarios to your advantage
- Better discipline by comprehensively schooling your body and mind in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo
- Toughen up your body and mind by way of improved physical coordination and mental discipline
- Grow in your confidence by motivating you to take control of your life and succeed
- Improve flexibility, stamina and agility through extreme cardiovascular exertion
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