Taekwondo Wimborne Minster
Wimborne Minster Taekwondo (BH21): If you would like to bolster your self-esteem, develop your mind and body, build your confidence and learn some self-defence moves, an ideal sport to take up is Taekwondo. This more modern martial art has quickly grown in popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
As a result of its rather more physical attributes, Taekwondo is possibly more suitable for the younger person in Wimborne Minster and is especially suited to children because it is excellent for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults may find it somewhat too challenging unless they are especially fit and active. However, those folks who persue Taekwondo in Wimborne Minster at a young age will find they can easily continue with it when they are older. The less nimble of you might consider something gentler like Tai Chi.
With its beginnings in 1940's Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is obviously one of the more recently introduced of the martial arts and involves mostly high-kicking moves such as head-height kicks, turning/jumping kicks and rapid kicking styles. It began when schools called "kwans" were established by a group of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
With more than sixty million individuals taking part in Taekwondo classes all over the world, this has unquestionably become a popular activity, and if you really master the sport you may even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it's been a part since the 2000 Sydney Games.
It seems that the most appealing aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence. And when you consider the high levels of violence in town and city centres these days, this is hardly surprising. Learning to defend yourself while at the same time applying self-restraint and a respect for others is a key benefit of Taekwondo.
Hopefully, outside your local Taekwondo club environment, you'll never need to apply your newly acquired techniques to defend yourself.
Your First Lesson
If you have never done Taekwondo previously, you may be a little concerned as to what should be expected on your first lesson. This varies from club to club but will generally consist of some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen up muscles, a bit of practical training including learning some blocking techniques, hand attacks, stances and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), a brief introduction to sparring which will include movement, attack timing and timing, and finally a warm down to stretch and relax tired muscles.
The body regulating Taekwondo in the British Isles is British Taekwondo and any individual wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Wimborne Minster must also register with British Taekwondo. By exploring British Taekwondo's website you will be able to find details of coaches and competition referees, health and safety, safeguarding and equality, events, news, establishing a new Taekwondo club, coaching courses, first aid, members and clubs, and a lot more Taekwondo related issues.
The 8 Basic Taekwondo Kicks
As martial arts go, Taekwondo shines as the one with the most kicking techniques. These are just some basic ones: Front Kick, Side Kick, Crescent Kick, Push Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Back Kick, Axe Kick, Roundhouse Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: To defend against and stop an inbound Taekwondo attack, "blocks" (called Makgi) are used. Engaging the hand and different sections of the arm, they're held in specific positions. Each form of attack necessitates a particular kind of block, counter-attacking movements can be created by integrating a block with another punch or kick. The most important "blocks" include: Double Forearm Block, Nine Block, Single Forearm Block, Low Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Palm Block, Knife Hand Block, Rising Block and Upper Block.
There are a wide variety of competitions and tournaments in Taekwondo involving all the various styles. They primarily involve sparring, breaking and patterns with not much hard contact. ITF competitions do not permit excessive contact but sometimes allow hand attacks to the head. WT and Olympic competitions only allow sparring. Multi-style tournaments are also held.
Taekwondo for Beginners
Students starting out on their Taekwondo adventure in Wimborne Minster will initially enroll in a beginners class. Beginners classes are fabulous, since there's no pressure and everything's done at a slow, casual pace. Learning and having fun are the main goals at the start and trainees who are having fun have a tendency to learn a lot faster and digest significantly more of what they're being told. Even Taekwondo masters began as naive novices, so take that initial step and who knows where you will finish up!
Taekwondo Information and Advice
See how to do Taekwondo on YouTube here. To read about Taekwondo forms, click here To purchase body defenders, forearm guards, focus pads, doboks, chest protectors, groin guards, mats, sparring gloves, gum shields, foot guards, Taekwondo belts, Taekwondo clothing, shin defenders, foam head guards, fighter gloves and foot socks, visit Martial Art Shop. To see what is happening in the realm of Taekwondo visit one of the Taekwondo forums, subjects include "Taekwondo Sparring", "The Instructors Room", "Taekwondo Patterns", "General Discussion", "Health and Fitness" and "Self Defense". To get to know about the most recent Taekwondo developments on social websites check this out. You could check out the Wikipedia webpage to read info about school of thought, forms (patterns), belts, promotion and ranks, competitions, historical influences, vocabulary, styles and organisations, the history of Taekwondo and equipment and facilities.
Wimborne Minster Taekwondo tutors can generally help you with Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo training, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo for children, women's Taekwondo classes, sparring and other martial arts stuff in Wimborne Minster, Dorset.
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List of Taekwondo publications: Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy (Doug Cook), Official Taekwondo Training Manual by Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee, A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense.
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