Broadstairs Taekwondo (CT10): If you are looking for ways to learn self-defence, strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-respect and boost your confidence, you might think about taking up a sport like Taekwondo. This Korean inspired martial art has continued to grow in popularity since its development during the 1940's.
While not intending to be in any way ageist, Taekwondo can be rather physical and is generally more suited to younger people in Broadstairs, it is especially good for children who will learn to be self-disciplined and respecting of others. It can sometimes be too taxing for older adults unless they are exceptionally fit and active. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Broadstairs, started when they were younger. If you are less agile you could always try something a bit softer such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
Based mainly around high-kicking moves and manoeuvres like fast kicking methods, turning/jumping kicks and head-height kicks, Taekwondo was created from the practices of various diverse martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools known as "Kwans" during the nineteen forties and fifties. These "Kwans" were given the names Mooduk Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Chungdo Kwan and Changmu Kwan.
Taekwondo has grown to become very popular in Broadstairs and all around the world, with over sixty million participants worldwide. Becoming a member of a local Broadstairs Taekwondo class or club is a great way to get involved with this activity which has even been a part of the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. Although you might not have any goals to take part in Olympic competition, there's certainly no reason why you cannot become a maestro of this thrilling martial art and have some fun along the way.
In these times of increasing violence, it is little surprise that folks in places like Broadstairs are taking up self-defence training such as Taekwondo to enable them to feel safer and more secure in their everyday life. The self-defence aspect is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo but it also promotes self-restraint and a deep respect for other people, which are characteristics that are often absent in modern day life.
Although it will instill you with self-confidence knowing that you have such self-defence skills in your locker, the odds are that you will never need to use them outside of an organised Taekwondo class.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson
Different Taekwondo schools in the Broadstairs area will have different viewpoints on what enrollees should be covering on their initial class, however to give you a perception of what you can expect most initial Taekwondo classes will include things like a warm-up, some sparring, learning simple Poomse (forms), an overview of hand attacks, blocks, kicks and stances (technical training) and a final warm-down to stretch weary muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.
Everyone who's a registered member of a Taekwondo class in Broadstairs or any place else in the United Kingdom, is also required to join British Taekwondo, which is the official governing body of the sport. By heading to the British Taekwondo website you will be able to find details about referees and coaching, clubs and members, first aid, equality and safeguarding, coaching courses, news, launching a new Taekwondo club, health and safety, events, and a lot more Taekwondo related issues.
There are loads of different Taekwondo kicking techniques, here are just a selection of them: Crescent Kick, Back Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Front Kick, Side Kick, Push Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", that are used to fend off the various attacking moves, are called Makgi. They are held in specific positions and enlist the hand with parts of the arm. Each and every "block" can be coupled with a punch or kick to create a counter-attack, and each is meant for a particular attack. The most used Taekwondo blocks (makgi) include: Nine Block, Low Block, Palm Block, Upper Block, Knife Hand Block, Single Forearm Block, Rising Block, Double Knife Hand Block and Double Forearm Block.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns)
Taekwondo forms (also referred to as patterns or Poomse) are characterised by particular aspects such as technique, stance and direction. From the outset you are going to learn some of the important forms, and so as to move through the levels (belts) you will have to master some more advanced ones.
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
The ranking and belt system can get quite bewildering in Taekwondo because there is no recognised system throughout the various Taekwondo styles. Likenesses can be found though, and typically there are two distinct belt groupings, denoted as "juniors" (colours) and "seniors" (black dans). The number of ranks in the junior group varies across the styles but is typically somewhere between eight and twelve belts, while the senior groupings typically has nine dans or belts.
Competitions and Tournaments
Taekwondo competitions are held all over the world in all the diverse styles. There is usually not a whole lot of hard contact but breaking, sparring and patterns (forms). Olympic and WT (World Taekwondo) contests consist only of sparring, in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) competitions specified hand attacks are allowed to the head. Some other organizations stage multi-discipline contests.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment
In all matches, events and competitions being staged under the authority of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as a blue/red body guard (hogu), hand guards, a groin protector, a mouth guard, a blue/red head guard, forearm protectors and shin pads is compulsory. The kicking moves which are part of Taekwondo may cause harm and this all helps to make the activity less dangerous for its competitors.
Broadstairs Taekwondo instructors can generally help you with Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo for seniors, Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for toddlers, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo uniforms, Taekwondo equipment, Taekwondo etiquette and more martial arts stuff in Broadstairs, Kent.
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Broadstairs Taekwondo classes aren't only intended for the people of Broadstairs itself but also for followers from Minster, Cliffs End, Cliftonville, Westwood, Birchington, Woodchurch, Pegwell Bay, Margate, Monkton, St Lawrence, Haine, St Peters, Ramsgate, Northdown, Westgate-on-Sea, Manston and other surrounding locations.
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(This taekwondo Broadstairs article was checked and updated on 06-06-2022)