Portishead Taekwondo (BS20): A Korean martial art which was developed during the 1940's, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to enhance your self-respect, learn some self-defence moves, strengthen your mind and body and build your confidence, Taekwondo might be precisely the activity for you.
Due to its more physical attributes, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Portishead and is especially suited to children because it's fantastic for developing self-discipline and respect for others. More elderly individuals could find it somewhat too strenuous unless they are particularly fit and active. Even so, those folks who persue Taekwondo in Portishead at a young age will find that they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you could think about something gentler like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently formulated of the martial arts, with its root beginnings in Korea, South-East Asia in 1945. A number of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul founded some schools which they called "kwans", merging a number of martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it ultimately became known as, primarily entails kicking manoeuvres, particularly head-height kicks, rapid kicking methods and turning/jumping kicks.
With more than 60 million people taking part in Taekwondo classes all over the world, this has unquestionably become an extremely popular and worthwhile pastime, and if you really master this martial art you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it's been an integral part ever since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and doubtless this is one of the primary reasons that individuals in Portishead sign up to classes and take up the sport. There has been a disturbing escalation of violent conduct in recent years and this is particularly common in town and city centres around Somerset and Great Britain as a whole. The good thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also promotes self-discipline and a deep respect for other people, not such familiar qualities in Portishead nowadays.
Though you will spend a lot of time mastering these vital self-defence techniques, with luck you will never need to implement them apart from within your local Taekwondo club environment.
Your First Portishead Taekwondo Lesson
If Taekwondo isn't a sport that you have ever done before, you'll most likely be curious about what to expect from your first class if you make your mind up to join. Different Taekwondo schools in Portishead have varying ideas about this but in brief; you will participate in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring strategies and lastly you'll warm-down to get your body back into a relaxed state once more.
British Taekwondo is the official governing body of the sport within the UK, and membership of this organization is mandatory should you wish to join any Taekwondo class in Portishead or nearby. You will be able to find out about safe practices, news, coaching courses, safeguarding and equality, starting a new club, first aid, events, clubs and members, coaches and referees, and more on the British Taekwondo website, and find the latest news stories on their Twitter or Facebook page.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Newcomers just starting their journey in Taekwondo do not have to worry too much about forms (Poomse, patterns) at the outset, however they will have to familiarise themselves with some standard ones to start with and move on to more complex forms as they move through the various belts (dans/grades). A form is indicated by specified aspects of Taekwondo including direction, stance and technique. Getting to grips with these sequences is a vital part of mastering Taekwondo.
When it comes to promotion, ranking and belts there isn't actually any real uniformity in Taekwondo, because there are various styles of Taekwondo each of which has their own specific arrangement. There are however parallels and they normally consist of a couple of groups of belts "juniors" and "seniors" symbolized by coloured and black belts respectively, . The senior rankings usually have nine grades and the junior, 8 to 12 ranks.
Trainees starting out on their Taekwondo adventure in Portishead will at first sign up for a beginners class. Beginners classes are excellent, because there are no serious demands and everything's done at a slow and relaxed pace. Learning and having fun are the main goals in the beginning and students who are having fun have a tendency to learn much quicker and digest significantly more of what they're being taught. Even Taekwondo masters started out as clueless newbies, so take that very first step and who knows where you will wind up!
Taekwondo Safety Equipment
In all events, contests and competitions being held under the control of British Taekwondo, safety equipment such as a blue or red head guard, a groin guard, hand guards, a blue or red trunk protector (hogu), a gum shield, shin pads and forearm protectors is compulsory. The kicking manoeuvres which are part of Taekwondo can easily cause injuries and this helps to make this sport less risky for its competitors.
Taekwondo Information and Advice
To check out an article about the influence of Taekwondo on school life, click here To discover more about the most current Taekwondo developments on social websites check this out. For more information about Taekwondo vocabulary, school of thought, historical influences, equipment and facilities, forms (patterns), competition, styles and organisations, belts, promotion and ranks and the history of Taekwondo, it would be a good idea to head to Wikipedia and search for "Taekwondo". To shop for foot guards, shin protectors, fighting gloves, body protectors, mats, sparring gloves, male and female groin guards, belts, Taekwondo clothing, chest guards, focus pads, foot socks, forearm defenders, doboks, gum shields and head guards, visit Playwell. Enjoy a simple You Tube guide on Taekwondo here. To join the world of Taekwondo visit one of the Taekwondo forums, topics under discussion include things like "Self Defense", "General Discussion", "The Instructors Room", "Health and Fitness", "Taekwondo Patterns" and "Taekwondo Sparring".
Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- More discipline and willpower by thoroughly schooling your mind and body in the tactics and principles of Taekwondo
- Reduced anxiety and stress by doing deep breathing exercises
- Build your confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Strengthen your mind and body by enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline
- Teach you self-defence by showing you how to identify situations where self-defence might be required, and empowering you to manipulate these circumstances in your favour
- Increase self-esteem by heightening both physical and mental health
- Increase stamina, agility and flexibility by way of intense cardiovascular exertion
Portishead Taekwondo clubs can normally help you with women's Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for the elderly, Taekwondo taster sessions, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo for toddlers, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo equipment, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, beginners Taekwondo, Taekwondo fitness, Taekwondo instruction and other martial arts stuff in Portishead, Somerset.
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List of suggested reading: Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Tae Kwon Do (Richard Chun), Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns by Marc Tedeschi, A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do, Official Taekwondo Training Manual by Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee, Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns (Stuart Anslow).
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