Rawmarsh Taekwondo (S62): If you have been looking around Rawmarsh for some ideas for a new hobby, you may want to consider Taekwondo as a possibility. Practising this sport will help you to build your confidence, bolster your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body and learn some self-defence techniques. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Rawmarsh and is particularly suitable for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. It can sometimes be too taxing for older adults unless they are exceptionally fit and active. Carrying their Taekwondo experience through into older adulthood should not however be a problem for those who start when they are younger. The less agile of you might find that Tai Chi which is a bit softer is more suitable.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in about 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not coined until the 1950's. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts fanatics founded some innovative new schools which they called "kwans", practicing a blend of martial arts techniques. The emphasis of the discipline was on kicking movements, especially rapid kicking methods, head-height kicks and spinning/jumping kicks, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, roughly meaning "the way of the foot and fist". Now Rawmarsh Taekwondo classes comply with this tradition.
Ever since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular around the world with some 60 million people or more actively participating in classes. And it's by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you are able to begin your journey of mastering this thrilling martial art.
For many people in Rawmarsh, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo which holds the most appeal. And in these days of increasing violence, especially in town and city centres, it really is little surprise that this sits high up on people's list of priorities. It is a primary factor of Taekwondo that you are able to gain more confidence in your capacity to defend yourself while at the same time learning to respect those around you and learn self-restraint.
Whilst it will give you peace of mind being aware that you have those self-defence skills tucked away inside you, the odds are that you will never need to test them outside the regulated setting of an actual Taekwondo class.
Your First Rawmarsh Taekwondo Lesson
If Taekwondo is not an activity that you have ever tried before, you'll likely be curious about what you should be expecting from your first lesson if you make your mind up to join. Different Taekwondo schools in the Rawmarsh area have different ideas about this but roughly; you will participate in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you'll do a certain amount of technical training, you'll learn some forms (patterns), you'll practice sparring methods and lastly you will perform a warm-down to help your body get back into a relaxed state once again.
The UK official governing body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you want to sign up with a Taekwondo class in Rawmarsh, you'll also be required to become a member of this respected organization. You will be able to read about establishing a new Taekwondo club, health and safety, events, clubs and members, safeguarding and equality, news, coaching courses, first aid, referees and coaching, and more on British Taekwondo's website, and find the latest news stories on their Facebook or Twitter page.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo
When you are registering for Taekwondo classes in Rawmarsh you'll be hoping to get a few benefits to make the entire venture worth the effort. So why don't we look into some of the positive benefits that you may acquire from learning and doing Taekwondo. Enhance feelings of self-esteem by sharpening your physical and mental fitness, More self-discipline by methodically schooling your mind and body in the doctrines and strategies of Taekwondo, Grow in confidence by helping you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Empower your body and mind through accelerated physical coordination and mental discipline, Turbocharge agility, flexibility and stamina through intense cardiovascular work-outs, Lower stress with controlled breathing, Teach self-defence techniques by showing you how to identify scenarios where self-defence may be necessary, and empowering you to control these types of circumstances in your favour.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks
There are a lot of different kinds of Taekwondo kicks, here are just eight of them: Back Kick, Push Kick, Side Kick, Hook or Whip Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick, Front Kick, Crescent Kick. Blocks: To stop and deflect an inbound attack, "blocks" (known as Makgi) are implemented. Held in particular positions, they engage the hand and sections of the arm. Each type of attack calls for a specific kind of block, counter-attacking movements can be produced by combining a block with a retaliatory kick or punch. The key Taekwondo "blocks" (makgi) include: Double Knife Hand Block, Nine Block, Low Block, Upper Block, Single Forearm Block, Double Forearm Block, Knife Hand Block, Palm Block and Rising Block.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
The ranking and belt structure can get a bit bewildering in Taekwondo because there's no standard arrangement across the various Taekwondo styles. Parallels do exist however, and usually there are 2 distinct belt groups, signified as "seniors" (black belts) and "juniors" (coloured belts). The number of levels in the junior section varies over the styles but is commonly somewhere between 8 and 12 belts, while the senior section normally has 9 belts or dans.
Taekwondo Safety Gear
Safety gear such as hand protectors, forearm guards, a gum shield, a red/blue body guard (hogu), a groin guard, shin pads and a red/blue head guard are worn in all tournaments overseen by British Taekwondo. Protection from injury is necessary on account of the formidable kicking that is part and parcel of this activity.
So, what do you want from Taekwondo? Well, that's a good question, and the answer will be different for individual people. The majority of participants will just look to improve their fitness, meet new people and gain more self-confidence. We're not all going to scale the dizzy heights of Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, though maybe you will, who knows? 👊
Taekwondo Help and Guidance
Learn the basics on Taekwondo skills by using YouTube here. To find out what's occurring in the realm of Taekwondo visit one of the Taekwondo forums, subjects include "The Instructors Room", "Health and Fitness", "Taekwondo Sparring", "Self Defense", "Taekwondo Patterns" and "General Discussion". To purchase shin guards, body defenders, sparring gloves, foot socks, focus pads, Taekwondo belts, men's and women's groin guards, foot guards, chest protectors, doboks, gum shields, Taekwondo clothes, fighter gloves, head guards, mats and forearm guards, head over to Martial Art Shop. To see what's happening regarding Taekwondo on social media check this out. You can check out the Wikipedia Taekwondo webpage to read about competitions and tournaments, historical influences, the history of Taekwondo, promotion, belts and ranks, forms (patterns), organisations and styles, philosophy, Korean Taekwondo vocabulary and facilities and equipment. To learn about Taekwondo, check this out
Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Empower your body and mind by way of accelerated physical coordination and mental discipline
- Greater discipline and willpower by thoroughly training your mind and body in the concepts and tactics of Taekwondo
- Beef up your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life
- Enhance concentration and self-esteem by raising both physical and mental powers
- Help with self-defence by showing you how to understand circumstances where self-defence could be needed, and allowing you to manipulate these circumstances in your favour
- Increase agility, flexibility and stamina by means of intensive cardiovascular exertion
- Lower anxiety and stress by doing deep breathing exercises
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Bibliography: Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense, Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction (Marc Tedeschi), Taekwon-Do Patterns by Jim Hogan, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics, Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim.
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