Oldham Taekwondo (OL1): A Korean martial art that was developed in the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to develop your body and mind, learn some self-defence techniques, build your confidence and enhance your self-esteem, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
Taekwondo is generally a lot more physically demanding than for instance Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty nimble and fit you may prefer to partake in something a bit gentler to improve your fitness in Oldham. Younger children are definitely an ideal participants for Taekwondo classes in Oldham, with lots of fast movements taking place and plenty of high kicking.
Taekwondo started 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. Kicking manoeuvres, especially fast kicking techniques, head-height kicks and jumping/spinning kicks are the main emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known.Today Oldham Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Ever since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has added to its popularity throughout the world with some sixty million people routinely taking classes. And it's by signing up to a Taekwondo club or class that you are able to begin your journey of learning this exciting martial art.
In these times of escalating violence, it's hardly surprising that people in areas like Oldham are taking up self-defence techniques such as Taekwondo to help them to feel safer and more secure in their everyday life. The self-defence aspect is one of the primary factors of Taekwondo but at the same time it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for other individuals, which are characteristics that are largely absent in 21st century living.
While it will instill you with confidence knowing that you have those self-defence skills in your locker, the odds are that you will never be required to use them outside of an actual Taekwondo class.
Your First Taekwondo Class
If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first lesson. Most Taekwondo schools in Oldham follow a similar pattern, but there may be variations to the following. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up, a little technical training involving learning some hand attacks, kicks, stances and blocks, learning your the basic forms or patterns, a look at sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing to prevent spasms and cramping.
If you wish to sign up to a Taekwondo club in Oldham, you will also have to become a member of the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo. You'll be able to read about news, launching a new Taekwondo club, coaching courses, safe practices, events, first aid, equality and safeguarding, clubs and members, referees and coaching, and more on British Taekwondo's official website, or find the latest news stories on their Twitter or Facebook page.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
You'll no doubt be interested to learn about precisely what sort of benefits may be achieved by attending Oldham Taekwondo lessons and engaging 100% in its activities. You can expect that you will: Lessen stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Increase your self-esteem by raising both mental and physical health, Build confidence by helping you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Better discipline by extensively training your mind and body in the principles and tactics of Taekwondo, Increase stamina, flexibility and agility through intensive cardiovascular exertion, Teach self-defence strategies by helping you recognize scenarios in which self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to control these scenarios to your advantage, Empower your body and mind by means of improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
Since there are various different kinds of Taekwondo there's never been any uniform arrangement for assigning belts (ranks). What does exist is however pretty similar and involves a couple of belt groups "junior" and "senior" ("colour" and "black"), each one of these groupings is divided into ranks, eight to twelve colours for juniors and nine "blacks" for seniors.
A standard Taekwondo tournament includes breaking, patterns (forms) and sparring, in the Olympics only sparring is included. With that being said there are also a few unique events in specific tournaments such as team demonstrations and self-defence. WT (World Taekwondo) tournaments are solely soft-contact events, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) tournaments allow some hand attacks to the head. There are in addition a number of multi-discipline tournaments.
Taekwondo for Beginners
As with any sport or activity we need to begin someplace, and Taekwondo's exactly the same. Even the the best of the Oldham Taekwondo exponents were complete novices at one point. So, what can you expect as a complete novice at Taekwondo? Beginner classes should give their enrollees sufficient instruction to teach them the basics and allow them to build confidence as they move forward. The ideal beginners class needs to be fun as well as educational, when individuals are having fun they're more invested and will learn much faster.
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Bibliography: TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015), ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings by Keith McMullen, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy, Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo by Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang Kim, Official Taekwondo Training Manual by Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee, Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction.
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