Bilston Taekwondo (WV14): If you are looking for ways to learn some self-defence moves, bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your body and mind and boost your confidence, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Taekwondo is quite physically demanding, which means it may be considered more suitable for the younger rather than the older generation in Bilston. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it particularly good for children. Older adults may find it somewhat too taxing unless they are particularly fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Bilston at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo is a martial art that primarily involves high-kicking moves and manoeuvres, most notably jumping/spinning kicks, head-height kicks and rapid kicking styles. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a number of martial arts specialists established schools called "kwans", which combined a variety of martial arts practices.
With over 60 million students around the globe and a fair few in Bilston, Taekwondo has become extremely popular. If you would like to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, heading along to a Taekwondo class or club in Bilston is a good place to start. Whilst the likelihood of you reaching Olympic standard are quite slim, there is no reason at all why you can't master this thrilling martial art.
Although there's much to be gained by practicing Taekwondo, it's the self-defence aspect that most Bilston people are interested in. And in these times of increased violence, particularly in city and town centres, it is not a surprise that this sits on top of people's priority list. However, respecting others and having a good deal of self-restraint goes hand in hand with Taekwondo's self-defence principles.
Such self-defence techniques may at some time prove useful in the outside world, although it is far more likely you will solely be putting them to the test within a regulated class environment. Nevertheless it's a nice feeling knowing that you'll always be in a position to defend yourself if you have to.
Your First Class
If you have made up your mind to learn Taekwondo and are heading to your first lesson, you will be wondering what will happen. There may be variations to the following, depending on which Bilston Taekwondo school you attend, but you can roughly expect; A warm up lasting fifteen to twenty minutes, a little technical training comprising some hand attacks, kicks, blocks and stances, an introduction to some Poomse (or forms), some tips on sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to stretch muscles and relax.
British Taekwondo is the official regulating body of the sport within Britain, and membership of this organisation is compulsory if you wish to sign up with any Taekwondo club in Bilston or nearby. By exploring British Taekwondo's official website you'll be able to read information regarding news, establishing a new club, coaching courses, referees and coaching, events, health and safety, first aid, members and clubs, safeguarding and equality, and many more Taekwondo related facts.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo
There are of course, lots of benefits to be had from participating in Taekwondo, and here are just a few that could be tempting for you: Grow in confidence by inspiring you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Augment agility, stamina and flexibility by way of strenuous cardiovascular work-outs, More self-discipline by extensively educating your body and mind in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo, Improve your self-esteem by maximizing your physical and mental health, Help with self-defence tactics by helping you recognize occasions in which self-defence could be necessary, and enabling you to turn these types of circumstances to your advantage, Strengthen your body and mind by means of enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline, Lessen stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises.
As martial arts go, Taekwondo sticks out as the one with the most kicking techniques. These are just some fundamental ones: Crescent Kick, Front Kick, Side Kick, Axe Kick, Back Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Push Kick, Hook or Whip Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: To defend against the numerous hand attacks and kicks there are an equally diverse range of "blocks" (Makgi). Held in specific positions, they employ the hands and different sections of the arm. Each "block" can be coordinated with a punch or kick to produce a counter-attacking manoeuvre, and each one is appropriate for a particular attack. The primary blocks include: Single Forearm Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Upper Block, Knife Hand Block, Palm Block, Low Block, Nine Block, Double Forearm Block and Rising Block.
In the art of taekwondo there is not really any form of uniformity when it comes to ranking and belts. It's all depending on what style you're reviewing, because there are such a lot of Taekwondo rules and styles. They are however, commonly divided into a couple of groupings "junior (colour) belts and "senior" (black) belts. The junior/colour rankings range from white to red, with from 8 to 12 rankings, whilst the senior/black belts generally have 9 rankings.
Bilston Taekwondo for Beginners
With any sport or activity we have to begin someplace, and Taekwondo is not any different. Even the the best of the Bilston Taekwondo exponents were total newbies at one time. So, exactly what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? A beginners class should give its enrollees ample training to teach them the fundamentals and enable them to build self-confidence as they progress. The ideal beginners class needs to be fun as well as instructional, when individuals are having fun they are a lot more committed and will learn quicker.
We can more or less guarantee that if you participate in Taekwondo you'll improve your fitness, gain self-confidence and make new friends. If that is all you take away from it, then all well and good, you can call it a success! We're not all striving to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you that are, have to begin with the initial step. Good luck on your journey! 👊
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Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
Benefits of Taekwondo
- Enhance feelings of self-esteem by elevating both mental and physical fitness
- Learn self-defence by showing you how to understand circumstances in which self-defence could be required, and allowing you to manipulate such scenarios to your advantage
- Better discipline and willpower by methodically schooling your body and mind in the principles and strategies of Taekwondo
- Build up confidence by motivating you to succeed and to seize control of your life
- Augment stamina, agility and flexibility by means of extreme cardiovascular work-outs
- Empower your mind and body by means of increased physical coordination and mental discipline
- Reduce stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises
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(This taekwondo Bilston page was last updated on 07-10-2022)