Aldridge Taekwondo (WS9): A Korean martial art that was formulated during the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has grown considerably in popularity since then. If you'd like to bolster your self-esteem, learn to defend yourself, develop your body and mind and build your confidence, Taekwondo could be precisely the pastime for you.
Since Taekwondo has pretty high physical demands, it's perhaps more suitable for the younger people of Aldridge. That is not to say that older individuals can't participate in this kind of activity, but merely that there might be other martial arts that are more suited to the less agile among us. Tai Chi is the perfect illustration.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in around 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not used until the 1950's. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts fanatics established some new schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. The emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known, is on kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, jumping/turning kicks and fast kicking methods.Today Aldridge Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
With over 60 million practitioners worldwide and quite a few in Aldridge, Taekwondo has become very popular. Joining a local Taekwondo club or class in Aldridge is a good way to get involved with this activity which is now an Olympic sport. While reaching Olympic standard may be aiming a bit high, there is no reason why you cannot become a Taekwondo master.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and not surprisingly this is one of the primary reasons that individuals in Aldridge get involved in classes and take up the sport. There's been a disconcerting increase in violent conduct in recent times and this is especially common in city and town centres around West Midlands and the United Kingdom as a whole. The fantastic thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also promotes self-discipline and a deep respect for others, not such common attributes in Aldridge these days.
Although it will give you peace of mind being aware that you have such self-defence skills in your locker, the likelihood is that you'll never have to test them outside of a dedicated Taekwondo class.
Your First Aldridge Taekwondo Lesson
Different Taekwondo schools in Aldridge will have different thoughts on what learners should cover on their very first class, however to give you an idea of what to expect most first Taekwondo classes will incorporate a warm-up, some sparring, learning simple Poomse (forms), an introduction to blocks, stances, kicks and hand attacks (practical training) and a final warm-down to relax weary muscles and get the body back to a state of harmony.
Everybody who is a member of a Taekwondo class in Aldridge or anywhere else in Britain, is also required to join British Taekwondo, which is the regulating body of the sport. You'll be able to read about referees and coaching, first aid, clubs and members, coaching courses, news, equality and safeguarding, health and safety, launching a new Taekwondo club, events, and more on British Taekwondo's official website, and find the latest news stories on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
The benefits that may be gained by participating in Taekwondo training in Aldridge are countless, amongst the most advantageous are: Greater discipline and willpower by thoroughly educating your mind and body in the doctrines and strategies of Taekwondo, Improve stamina, agility and flexibility through strenuous cardiovascular work-outs, Toughen up your mind and body by means of increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Help with self-defence by training you to understand instances where self-defence might be necessary, and allowing you to control these kinds of circumstances to your advantage, Boost confidence by pushing you to take control of your life and succeed, Enhance self-esteem and concentration by maximizing your mental and physical powers, Reduced anxiety and stress with controlled breathing.
One of the main features of Taekwondo is kicking, listed here is a small selection of the essential kicks: Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi). Blocks: To fend off the many kicks and hand attacks there are an equally diverse selection of blocks (Makgi). Engaging the hands and parts of the arm, they are held in particular positions. Certain attacks necessitate specified "blocks", but "blocks" can also be turned into counter-attacks by linking retaliatory punches or kicks. The main blocks (makgi) include: Rising Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Low Block, Palm Block, Upper Block, Single Forearm Block, Knife Hand Block, Double Forearm Block and Nine Block.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Forms are a key element of Taekwondo and are vital if you are to excel at this captivating sport. Several basic forms should be learned at the beginning and more elaborate forms will have to be perfected so as to advance through the various levels. A Taekwondo form is characterized by various aspects such as direction, technique and stance.
What you get out of Taekwondo are going to be directly related to what you invest in it (as is the case with life in general). Many of you will merely wish to improve your fitness, meet different people and make new friends, some might wish to move on to tournaments and competitions or perhaps even the Olympic Games. But bear in mind, we can't all end up being a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
Taekwondo Help and Guidance
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Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
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