Sutton-in-Ashfield Taekwondo (NG17): If you would like to enhance your self-esteem, learn some valuable self-defence techniques, strengthen your mind and body and build your confidence, an ideal hobby to take up is Taekwondo. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
While not intending to be in any way ageist, Taekwondo can be rather physical and is generally more suited to younger people in Sutton-in-Ashfield, it is especially good for children who will learn to be self-disciplined and respecting of others. Older adults trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too taxing, unless they have kept themselves active. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Sutton-in-Ashfield, started when they were younger. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
With its beginnings in 1940's Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently introduced of the martial arts and involves primarily kicking moves such as rapid kicking styles, jumping/turning kicks and head-height kicks. It started when schools called "kwans" were established by a bunch of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul, South Korea.
With more than 60 million individuals engaged in Taekwondo sessions all around the globe, this has unquestionably become a popular activity, and if you really master the sport you might possibly one day be eligible for the Olympic Games, of which it's been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most appeal to people in Sutton-in-Ashfield is the self-defence aspect of it. You should not be surprised by this, when you take into account the high incidence of violence seen in today's town and city centres. In fact one of the key principles of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst exercising self-restraint and a respect for others.
While it will give you peace of mind being aware that you have those self-defence skills tucked away inside you, the chances are that you will never be required to test them outside the controlled atmosphere of an organised Taekwondo class.
Your First Class
If Taekwondo isn't an activity that you've ever tried before, you will likely be wondering what you should be expecting from your very first lesson should you make your mind up to join. Different Taekwondo schools in Sutton-in-Ashfield have different ideas about this but in brief; you'll take part in a fifteen to twenty minute warm-up, you will do some technical training, you'll learn some forms (patterns), you will practice sparring methods and last but not least you'll do a warm-down to get your body back into a relaxed state once again.
Taekwondo also of course has its own regulating body, and in Britain it is British Taekwondo. Anyone wishing to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Sutton-in-Ashfield must become a registered member of this organisation. You can get plenty of details about events, first aid, safeguarding and equality, health and safety, beginning a new club, coaching courses, news, coaches and referees, members and clubs, and more, by heading to the British Taekwondo website.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo
The benefits that may be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Sutton-in-Ashfield are many and varied, amongst the most noteworthy are: Help with self-defence by showing you how to realize occasions where self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to manipulate these scenarios to your advantage, Toughen up your body and mind by increased physical coordination and mental discipline, Augment agility, flexibility and stamina by way of extreme cardiovascular work-outs, Greater self-discipline by exhaustively schooling your mind and body in the tactics and doctrines of Taekwondo, Reduces anxiety with controlled breathing, Grow in confidence by motivating you to seize control of your life and succeed, Increase self-esteem and concentration by maximizing your mental and physical health.
Taekwondo is recognized for its impressive kicks, here are the basic ones: Side Kick, Push Kick, Crescent Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Front Kick, Back Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", which are used to repulse the different attacking moves, are known as Makgi. Held in particular positions, they involve the hands and different parts of the arm. Each kind of attack necessitates a specific type of block, counter-attacking moves can be produced by combining a block with a retaliatory punch or kick. The main Taekwondo "blocks" include: Upper Block, Double Forearm Block, Knife Hand Block, Single Forearm Block, Low Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Nine Block, Palm Block and Rising Block.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns)
Mastering the art of Taekwondo will involve getting to grips with a number of techniques and disciplines and one of the key elements of Taekwondo is its forms (also known as patterns or Poomse). These are types of stance, technique and direction which must be memorized in order for students to progress through the various dans (grades/belts).
Taekwondo Safety Gear
In all events, tournaments and contests taking place under the patronage of British Taekwondo, safety equipment like a gum shield, a blue or red head guard, a blue/red trunk protector (hogu), forearm guards, shin pads, hand guards and a groin protector is mandatory. The fast kicking manoeuvres employed in Taekwondo may cause serious injuries and these safety measures help make this sport less hazardous for its competitors.
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