Thatcham Taekwondo (RG18): Originally created in Korea in the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport which has become ever more popular over the last three decades. For those of you who wish to build your confidence, learn some useful self-defence techniques, strengthen your body and mind and enhance your self-esteem, Taekwondo could be the perfect pastime or fitness activity.
Taekwondo is typically far more demanding physically than for example Tai Chi, so unless you're pretty fit and agile you may prefer to find something a bit gentler to improve your fitness in Thatcham. Children are clearly an ideal participants for Taekwondo classes in Thatcham, with lots of fast paced movements taking place and plenty of high kicking.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently established of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul established some schools which they called "kwans", combining a variety of martial arts practices. Taekwondo, which it ultimately became known as, mainly involves high-kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/turning kicks, rapid kicking methods and head-height kicks.
Popular worldwide Taekwondo now has over 60 million practitioners. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everyone, and heading along to your local Thatcham Taekwondo class or club is the most effective way to get yourself involved. There's no reason why you cannot become a master of this thrilling martial art, even if you do not aspire to Olympic competition.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most appeal to people in Thatcham is the self-defence aspect of it. And in these days of increasing violence, particularly in town centres, it is not surprising that this sits prominently people's list of priorities. Being able to defend yourself is a key factor of Taekwondo, but this is balanced by respecting others and exercising self-restraint.
There's a pretty good likelihood that your eagerly learned Taekwondo skills will never see the light of day in your day to day life, but it will unquestionably give you self-confidence knowing that they're there should you ever be in need of them.
What to Expect From Your First Class
For those of you who have never done Taekwondo before, you will no doubt be interested to know what to expect from your first lesson. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase your heart rate and reduce stiffness in the muscles, some technical training comprising some stances, hand attacks, blocking techniques and kicks, learning your the basic forms or patterns, a look at sparring including good timing, precise movement and the accurate targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to stretch tired muscles and relax.
If you would like to join a Taekwondo club in Thatcham, you'll also have to register with the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo. By heading to British Taekwondo's official website you'll be able to find information regarding news, referees and coaching, safe practices, events, safeguarding and equality, first aid, members and clubs, launching a new club, coaching courses, and a lot more Taekwondo related issues.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns)
Perfecting the art of Taekwondo will involve learning a number of disciplines and techniques and one of the pivotal aspects of Taekwondo is its forms (also called Poomse or patterns). These are types of direction, technique and stance which must be mastered in order for students to move through the different dans (grades/belts).
Taekwondo Beginners Classes
It does not matter who you are or what you're ranking is in Taekwondo, at some stage you were a total novice, fearing failure and knowing absolutely nothing. We have all started out at that point and are only able to learn and improve through practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Thatcham are the right place get started on that learning process and to acquire the necessary basics so you can gain self-confidence and proceed with your exciting Taekwondo experience. Nearly all beginner classes are created to be friendly and fun, providing a gradual introduction to the fundamental Taekwondo values and developing a firm base moving forward.
Taekwondo Safety Gear
Contests governed by British Taekwondo policies require various items of protective equipment to be used, these include: a mouth protector, forearm protectors, blue or red body armour, shin protectors, a groin guard, a red/blue head protector and hand guards. This is necessary due to the powerful kicking movements being employed.
We can't all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I guess that we don't all want to be. Taekwondo isn't just about Olympic medals and National Championships. The majority of of us are content to meet different people, improve our fitness and make new friends, and that is precisely how it ought to be. However, as with most matters in life, what you get from it will hinge on what you invest in it. Good luck! 👊
Thatcham Taekwondo instructors can generally help you with Taekwondo patterns, sparring and fitness, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo scoring, private Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo uniforms, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo for children, women's Taekwondo, Taekwondo kicks and other martial arts stuff in Thatcham, Berkshire.
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Thatcham Taekwondo classes are not only for people in Thatcham but also for followers from Reading, Ashmore Green, Benham Hill, Cold Ash, Upper Bucklebury, Crookham Common, Heads Hill, Midgeham, Shaw, Brimpton, Henwick, Newbury, Colthrop, Curridge, The Slade, Greenham, Bishops Green and other Berkshire areas.
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Further reading: Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee), Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique (Marc Tedeschi), Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense (Kevin Hornsey), Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo (Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang Kim), Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics (Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan), Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior (Doug Cook).
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