Saltash Taekwondo (PL12): If you have been thinking about taking up a hobby to achieve some specific goals such as to build your confidence, bolster your self-respect, learn some self-defence moves and develop your body and mind, Taekwondo could be just the thing for you. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Saltash, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. Older adults trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too taxing, unless they have kept themselves active. However those in Saltash who take up Taekwondo at a young age, will find that carrying it on into older adulthood is not a problem. If you consider yourself among the less agile, you could try something like Tai Chi which is much softer.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently created of the martial arts, with its root beginnings in Korea, South-East Asia in 1945. A group of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul founded some schools known as "kwans", incorporating various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which was ultimately called, mainly entails high-kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, fast kicking strategies and jumping/turning kicks.
Taekwondo has become really popular in Saltash and around the globe, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Enrolling in a local Saltash Taekwondo class or club is an excellent way to get involved with this sport which has even been a feature of the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games in 2000. Although you might not have any dreams to be involved in Olympic competition, there's no reason why you should not become a maestro of this enjoyable martial art and have some fun in the process.
For many people in Saltash, it's the self-defence element of Taekwondo which has the most appeal. And in these times of ever increasing violence, especially in city and town centres, it is little surprise that this aspect features high up on people's list of priorities. 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 other people and practice self-restraint.
There's a fairly decent chance that your newly mastered Taekwondo skills will never have to be proven in your everyday life, but it will most certainly give you a secure feeling knowing that they're there should you ever need them.
What to Expect From Your First Class
If you have never had a go at Taekwondo before, you may be somewhat apprehensive as to what can be expected on your very first class. This varies from club to club but will usually consist of all or some of the following. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to loosen muscles and increase heart rate, a bit of practical training including learning some kicks, blocking techniques, stances and hand attacks, discovering a few Poomse (forms), an overview of sparring including timing, attack timing and movement, and lastly a warm down to stretch and relax weary muscles.
The UK regulating body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you wish to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Saltash, you will also be required to register with this respected organization. By heading to British Taekwondo's official website you'll be able to discover details about coaches and tournament referees, news, members and clubs, first aid, events, coaching courses, safe practices, beginning a new club, safeguarding and equality, and a lot more Taekwondo related facts.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Perfecting Tae kwon do necessitates getting to grips with many disciplines and one of the pivotal aspects of Taekwondo is its forms (also called patterns or Poomse). These are sequences of technique, direction and stance which have to be mastered in order for students to progress through the different dans (grades/belts).
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
The belt and ranking system can get a bit bewildering in Taekwondo as there isn't any standard system throughout the diverse Taekwondo disciplines. Similarities can be found though, and normally there are 2 separate belt groups, signified as "seniors" (black belts) and "juniors" (coloured belts). The number of grades in the junior group varies across the styles but is commonly somewhere between 8 and 12 belts, while the senior group normally has nine dans or belts.
A typical Taekwondo competition includes patterns (forms), breaking and sparring, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That said there may also be some extraordinary categories in particular competitions such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT tournaments are solely soft-contact affairs, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) tournaments allow some hand attacks to be aimed at the head. There are in addition a number of multi-discipline contests.
Even the very best exponents of Taekwondo in Saltash began their journey as novices, so it's no shame to be a total beginner at this sport, or any other activity for that matter. The purpose of a Taekwondo beginners class is to provide just a few basics, increase confidence and build a solid foundation moving forward. Most importantly of all is that it should be fun, trainees having a good time are going to learn faster and be better engaged.
We can more or less guarantee that if you participate in Taekwondo you will gain more confidence, make more friends and improve your fitness. If that is all that you take away from it, then all well and good, and you can call it a success! We aren't all looking to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you that are, still have to begin with that very first step. Good luck on your quest!
Main Benefits of Taekwondo
- Improve agility, stamina and flexibility through intensive cardiovascular effort
- Beef up confidence by pushing you to take control of your life and succeed
- Empower your mind and body by means of increased physical coordination and mental discipline
- Lower stress by doing deep breathing exercises
- Help with self-defence strategies by helping you to understand occasions in which self-defence might be necessary, and enabling you to turn these circumstances to your advantage
- Improve self-esteem and concentration by sharpening your mental and physical health
- More self-discipline by thoroughly educating your mind and body in the strategies and principles of Taekwondo
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Bibliography: Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary (Phil Pearce), Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior by Doug Cook, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) (Kim Bok Man), Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns (Stuart Anslow), Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns (Marc Tedeschi), Official Taekwondo Training Manual by Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee, Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim.
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