Whitby Taekwondo (YO21): If you would like to boost your confidence, learn to defend yourself, bolster your self-esteem and strengthen your mind and body, an ideal sport to get involved in is Taekwondo. This Korean inspired martial art has grown in popularity since it was developed during the nineteen forties.
Since Taekwondo has pretty high physical requirements, it's perhaps more suitable for the younger generation in Whitby. That isn't to say that older individuals can't participate in this popular activity, but just that there might be other martial arts that are more suited to the less nimble of us. Tai Chi would be a perfect example.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its root beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul established some new schools which they called "kwans", combining many different martial arts practices. Taekwondo, which was ultimately called, primarily consists of kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking strategies, head-height kicks and jumping/spinning kicks.
These days an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over sixty million practitioners all over the world, and while you may not have any aspirations to be an Olympic Games medalist, you are still able to join a Taekwondo class or club to master what will undoubtedly prove to be a worthwhile and interesting activity.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and doubtless this is one of the principal reasons that folks in Whitby join classes and take up the sport. There has been a worrying escalation of violent behaviour over the last few years and this is particularly rife in town and city centres throughout North Yorkshire and the British Isles in general. The good thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also promotes self-discipline and a deep respect for other people, not such common characteristics in Whitby these days.
There's a very good chance that your newly learned Taekwondo skills will never need to be used in your everyday life, but it will certainly give you reassurance knowing that they are there should you ever need them.
Your First Lesson
If you decide on registering for a Taekwondo club in Whitby, the very first thing you will wish to know is what will transpire on the first class and precisely what will the tutor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in the Whitby area will compile differing routines for this initial introductory lesson but you can anticipate performing a 20 minute warm-up to loosen your muscles and get the blood circulating, learn some basic forms (Poomse), cover some technical training (kicks, hand attacks, stances and blocks), do some sparring, and to finish, warm-down.
Anybody wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Whitby must also become a member of British Taekwondo which is the official regulating body of the sport in the British Isles. You can get loads of details on coaches and referees, coaching courses, establishing a new Taekwondo club, news, health and safety, equality and safeguarding, members and clubs, events, first aid, and more, by exploring British Taekwondo's website.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo
You will no doubt be intrigued to learn about exactly what type of benefits may be obtained by attending Whitby Taekwondo classes and participating 100% in its practices. You could expect to: Augment flexibility, stamina and agility through intensive cardiovascular effort, Toughen up your mind and body thru increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Reduce anxiety and stress with controlled breathing, Develop discipline and willpower by methodically schooling your body and mind in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo, Enhance feelings of self-esteem by intensifying both physical and mental fitness, Teach self-defence by coaching you to realize circumstances in which self-defence may be required, and allowing you to turn these types of situations in your favour, Grow in confidence by encouraging you to take control of your life and succeed.
The 8 Basic Taekwondo Kicks
Taekwondo is recognized for its formidable kicks, here are the basic ones: Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick, Push Kick, Front Kick, Back Kick, Crescent Kick, Hook or Whip Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", which are used to fend off the different attacks, are called Makgi. Engaging the hand and different parts of the arm, they are held in various positions. Each type of attack necessitates a particular style of block, counter-attacking movements can be created by integrating a block with another kick or punch. The principal "blocks" include: Single Forearm Block, Nine Block, Upper Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Low Block, Palm Block, Knife Hand Block, Double Forearm Block and Rising Block.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Beginners in Taekwondo don't need to stress excessively about forms (patterns, Poomse) at the outset, but they'll have to acquaint themselves with some standard ones to start with and progress to more complex forms as they move up the various belts (dans/grades). A form is signified by particular elements of Taekwondo including stance, technique and direction. Getting to grips with these sequences is an important part of mastering Taekwondo.
Benefits of Taekwondo
- Help with self-defence by helping you to recognize situations in which self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to turn these circumstances to your advantage
- Reduced anxiety and stress using advanced breath control
- Empower your body and mind thru accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination
- Turbocharge flexibility, agility and stamina through extreme cardiovascular work-outs
- Build confidence by helping you to take control of your life and succeed
- Increase concentration and self-esteem by raising your mental and physical powers
- More discipline and willpower by thoroughly educating your body and mind in the principles and techniques of Taekwondo
Whitby Taekwondo clubs can normally help you with women's Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo equipment, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo tuition, Taekwondo instruction, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo taster lessons, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for the elderly and more martial arts stuff in Whitby, North Yorkshire.
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Whitby Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for the people of Whitby itself but also for enthusiasts from Raithwaite, Sneaton, Robin Hoods Bay, Stainsacre, Newholme, Briggswath, Sleights, Saltwick Bay, High Hawkser, Iburndale, East Row, Dunsley, High Stakesby, Aislaby, Ruswarp, Ugglebarnby and other nearby locations.
More North Yorkshire Taekwondo classes: Selby, Scarborough, Whitby, Thornaby, Redcar, Guisborough, Knaresborough, Ripon, Yarm, Northallerton, Middlesbrough, York, Harrogate and Skipton.
Taekwondo classes in other UK regions: Frome, Rugby, Bootle, Hythe, Redruth, Solihull, Romiley, Ilkley, Ealing, Wigston, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Keighley, Wednesfield, Denton, Porthcawl, Hanley, Burgess Hill, Corby, Camberley, Hednesford, Guiseley, Belper, Rayleigh, Shepshed, Ossett, Chadderton.
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