Birtley Taekwondo (DH3): Initially developed in Korea in the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become ever more popular over the past thirty years or so. For those of you who would like to learn a bit of self-defence, enhance your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body and build your confidence, Taekwondo could be the perfect pastime or fitness activity.
On account of its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is maybe more suitable for the younger person in Birtley and is especially suitable for children because it's great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults may find it a bit too demanding unless they are especially fit and active. However, those who take up Taekwondo in Birtley from a young age will find that they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less nimble of you could think about something softer like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo was only developed fairly recently in Korea (1945). This combination of various martial arts techniques were practiced in some new schools in Seoul called "kwans", founded by a group of Korean martial artists. The emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known, is on kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking strategies, jumping/turning kicks and head-height kicks.Today Birtley Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
With over sixty million fitness enthusiasts taking part in Taekwondo sessions all around the globe, this has unquestionably become a popular and beneficial activity, and if you really master the sport you may possibly one day be eligible for the Olympic Games, of which it has been an integral part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
For the people of Birtley who like the idea of learning a martial art, a major priority is the element of self-defence. Since this is a pivotal concept of Taekwondo, it is easy to see the attraction of this unique sport. With the added benefit of developing self-restraint and having a deep-rooted respect for those around you, enrolling in a local Birtley Taekwondo class seems to be an easy decision.
Whilst it will give you peace of mind being aware that you have those self-defence skills in your locker, the chances are you'll never need to test them outside the regulated setting of an actual Taekwondo class.
Your First Lesson
If Taekwondo isn't a sport that you have ever had a go at previously, you will doubtless be wondering what you should expect from your initial lesson if you make up your mind to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in the Birtley area have varying ideas about this but roughly; you'll take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you'll do a certain amount of technical training, you'll learn some patterns (forms), you'll practice sparring strategies and finally you'll perform a warm-down to get your body back into a relaxed state once again.
Everybody who is a registered member of a Taekwondo class in Birtley or anywhere else in Great Britain, is also required to join British Taekwondo, which is the official governing body of the sport. You can get a lot of facts about starting a new Taekwondo club, news, coaching courses, safe practices, members and clubs, events, safeguarding and equality, referees and coaching, first aid, and more, by checking out British Taekwondo's website.
Birtley Taekwondo classes aren't only for people in Birtley itself but also for followers from Harraton, Biddick, Crowther, Lambton, Fatfield, Rickleton, Chester le Street, Armstrong, Washington, Eighton Banks, High Flatts, Kibblesworth, Low Urpeth, Ouston, Usworth, Picktree and other nearby areas and postcodes such as DH3 1ND, DH3 1DT, DH3 1FE, DH3 1DW, DH3 1AY, DH3 1AT, DH3 1LZ, DH3 1NG, DH3 1BL, DH3 1PA. Checking this out can confirm that you access locally based providers of Taekwondo. Birtley residents can benefit from these and numerous other martial arts related classes.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Mastering Taekwondo necessitates learning many disciplines and techniques and one of the pivotal parts of Taekwondo is its forms (also called patterns or Poomse). These are types of technique, stance and direction which must be memorized in order for participants to move through the different dans (belts/grades).
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
With regards to promotion, ranking and belts there is not actually any real standardization in Taekwondo, since there are a number of styles of Taekwondo each of which has their own unique system. There are however likenesses and they usually consist of a couple of groups of belts "juniors" and "seniors" represented by coloured and black belts respectively. The senior levels normally have nine tiers and the junior, eight to twelve grades.
In the UK there are a sequence of ranks in Taekwondo which are generally known as "Kup". The lowest (beginners) rank is Tenth Kup and the highest is First Kup. If you're eager to know the Taekwondo belt order, it is as follows, and is denoted by a number of colours i.e. white, yellow, green, blue and red, with intermediary belts with stripes, specifically white with a yellow stripe, yellow with a green stripe, green with a blue stripe, blue with a red stripe and red with a black stripe. The 10th Kup (White Belt) is what Taekwondo beginners in Birtley will commence with, they'll then move up through the colours, eventually achieving the Red With Black Stripe Belt (1st Kup), which will probably take approximately 3-4 years.
As soon as this training has been accomplished, Birtley Taekwondo students become known as "black belt candidates", and they then have to progress through an additional 9 Dans (ranks) if they are to achieve the Taekwondo "Black Belt", which is the supreme distinction. So, putting it simply, there are 3 primary divisions in the Taekwondo belt order, that is Junior Belts, Senior Belts and Black Belts. The Junior Taekwondo Belts comprise; White (10th), White With Yellow Stripe (9th), Yellow (8th), and Yellow With Green Stripe (7th). The Senior Taekwondo Belts are; Green (6th), Green With Blue Stripe (5th), Blue (4th), Blue With Red Stripe (3rd), Red (2nd) and Red With Black Stripe (1st). The Black Taekwondo Belts go from 1st to 9th Dan which can take a considerable number of years to progress through.
Taekwondo - The Benefits
There are needless to say, lots of benefits to be gained from participating in Taekwondo, and listed here are just a hint of the ones which could be appealing to you: Lessen stress and anxiety with controlled breathing, Empower your mind and body via accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Build confidence by pushing you to succeed and to take control of your life, Enhance self-esteem and concentration by heightening your physical and mental fitness, Help with self-defence strategies by coaching you to understand instances where self-defence might be needed, and enabling you to control these kinds of circumstances to your advantage, Greater discipline by methodically training your mind and body in the tactics and principles of Taekwondo, Turbocharge agility, stamina and flexibility through intensive cardiovascular effort.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment
British Taekwondo matches call for specific safety gear to be worn to protect contenders from injury as a result of the vigorous kicks that occur. These safety solutions include: shin protectors, a blue/red head guard, a gum shield, forearm guards, a groin guard, a red or blue trunk protector (hogu) and hand protectors.
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Taekwondo Information and Advice
To learn about Taekwondo on school life, click here You can visit the Wikipedia Taekwondo webpage to read info regarding historical influences, facilities and equipment, patterns (forms), Tae kwon do vocabulary, organisations and styles, competition, the philosophies of Taekwondo, belts, ranking and promotion and the history of Taekwondo. To get to know about the latest Taekwondo developments on social media check this out. To ask questions concerning Taekwondo visit the Taekwondo Forum, discussion topics include things like "The Instructors Room", "General Discussion", "Health and Fitness", "Self Defense", "Taekwondo Patterns" and "Taekwondo Sparring". To shop for gum shields, sparring gloves, mats, body protectors, Taekwondo outfits, forearm guards, foam head guards, foot socks, leg stretchers, foot guards, groin guards, fighter gloves, shin protectors, doboks, belts and chest guards, check out Martial Art Shop. See a simple YouTube guide on Taekwondo here.
Bibliography: Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense, Taekwon-Do Patterns: From Beginner to Black Belt, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary, Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo by Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang Kim, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns, Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior (Doug Cook).
Tyne and Wear Taekwondo Enquiries
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Taekwondo Near Birtley
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Taekwondo Around Birtley
Folks who live in the following areas have just recently inquired about Taekwondo classes - Malone Gardens, Lavers Road, Lothian Close, King Street, Church Street, Mount Road, Picktree Lodge, Dorset Avenue, Nairn Close, Rutland Square, Bewicke View, Morris Street, Mount Ridge, Radcliffe Street, Cambridge Place, Highfield, Rosslyn Place, Ennerdale, Durham Place, Bedford Avenue, Lydford Way, Portmeads Rise, Glenluce, South View, Mitchell Street, Craig Street, as well as these Birtley area postcodes: DH3 1ND, DH3 1DT, DH3 1FE, DH3 1DW, DH3 1AY, DH3 1AT, DH3 1LZ, DH3 1NG, DH3 1BL, DH3 1PA. People in these areas recently asked about Taekwondo. Birtley residents enjoyed dependable and top quality Taekwondo classes on each occasion.
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