Rotherham Taekwondo (S60): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to build your confidence, strengthen your mind and body, learn self-defence and enhance your self-esteem, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
While not intending to be in any way ageist, Taekwondo can be quite physical and is generally more suited to younger people in Rotherham, it's especially good for children who will learn to be self-disciplined and respecting of others. It could prove too taxing for some older adults, but shouldn't be an issue for those who are already active and fit. Continuing their Taekwondo adventure through into older adulthood should not however be difficult for those who start when they're younger. Tai Chi or something similarly less demanding might be more suitable for the less agile of you.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular jumping/spinning kicks, head kicks and rapid kicking techniques. It began in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a group of martial arts specialists founded schools called "kwans", which blended various martial arts techniques.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
For many people in Rotherham, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. In fact one of the key principles of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst exercising self-restraint and a respect for others.
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. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training involving learning some stances, hand attacks, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
Rotherham Taekwondo classes are not just for the people of Rotherham but also for martial arts enthusiasts from Kimberworth, Herringthorpe, Bradgate, Tinsley, Aldwarke, Deepdale, Wincobank, Dalton, Canklow, Brinsworth, Eastwood, Dalton Magna, Parkgate, Greasebrough, Listerdale, Meadowhall and other nearby places.
The governing body for Taekwondo in the United Kingdom is British Taekwondo and anybody wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Rotherham must also register with British Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Competitions: Competitions are an important part of the overall Taekwondo experience and all of the different styles all over the world hold tournaments where Taekwondo masters come together to compete. Hard contact is rarely allowed in any of these competitions which mainly incorporate sparring, patterns and breaking. Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and WT tournaments, while some hand attacks are tolerated in ITF events.
Taekwondo Safety Gear: British Taekwondo matches require certain safety equipment to be worn to protect competitors from injury due to the powerful kicks being used. This safety gear includes: shin protectors, a mouth protector, hand guards, blue or red body armour (hogu), a red/blue head protector, forearm protectors and a groin protector.
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