Burnham-on-Sea Taekwondo (TA8): If you have been looking around Burnham-on-Sea for some ideas for a new hobby, you may like to consider Taekwondo as a possibility. Practising this sport will enable you to learn self-defence, build your confidence, enhance your self-esteem and develop your mind and body. This Korean inspired martial art has grown in popularity since its development during the 1940's.
Because Taekwondo has pretty high physical demands, it's possibly more suitable for the younger people of Burnham-on-Sea. That isn't to say that older people can't participate in this particular activity, but merely that there might be other martial arts that are more suitable for the less agile among us. Tai Chi would be the perfect example.
Based largely around kicking manoeuvres like jumping/turning kicks, fast kicking techniques and head kicks, Taekwondo was devised from the techniques of various diverse martial arts, by a number of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools known as "Kwans" in the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" were given the names Songmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan and Mooduk Kwan.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Burnham-on-Sea and all across the globe, with more than sixty million participants worldwide. Signing up for a local Burnham-on-Sea Taekwondo club or class is an excellent way to become involved in this activity which has even been included in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games in 2000. Although you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there's certainly no reason why you cannot become a maestro of this exhilarating martial art and have some fun along the way.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most appeal to people in Burnham-on-Sea is the self-defence aspect of it. You should not be surprised by this, when you take into account the high incidence of violence seen in today's city and town centres. However, exercising self-restraint and a respect for others goes hand in hand with Taekwondo's self-defence principles.
These self-defence techniques may sooner or later come in useful in your day to day life, though it is much more likely you'll only be using them within a supervised class setting. Nevertheless it is a nice feeling knowing that you will always be able to defend yourself when you need to.
Your First Burnham-on-Sea Taekwondo Class
If you've never tried Taekwondo before, you might be somewhat apprehensive as to what you can expect on your very first lesson. This varies from school to school but will generally comprise all or some of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to loosen up muscles and increase your heart rate, a bit of practical training including learning some blocking techniques, stances, hand attacks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), an overview of sparring including movement, timing and attack timing, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
Taekwondo also of course has got its own official governing body, and in the British Isles it is British Taekwondo. Everyone wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Burnham-on-Sea must become members of this organisation. You'll be able to find out about news, first aid, coaching courses, safeguarding and equality, safe practices, starting a new club, events, members and clubs, referees and coaching, and more on British Taekwondo's website, or get the latest news reports on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Burnham-on-Sea Taekwondo classes are not just suitable for folks in Burnham-on-Sea itself but also for martial arts fans from Edithmead, East Brent, Alstone, Bason Bridge, Huntspill, East Huntspill, Watchfield, Weston-super-Mare, Mark, Lympsham, Walrow, Berrow, Highbridge, Brent Knoll, Wedmore, Southwick and other nearby locations and postcodes such as TA8 1NE, TA8 1BN, TA8 1DL, TA8 1PJ, TA8 1ND, TA8 1QD, TA8 1EY, TA8 1AU, TA8 2AR, TA8 2AN.
Beginners Taekwondo Burnham-on-Sea
With any sport or activity we need to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no exception. Even the finest Burnham-on-Sea Taekwondo masters were complete rookies at one time. So, what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? A beginners class should give its students ample training to give them the fundamentals and allow them to gain self-confidence as they progress. A perfect beginners class should be enjoyable as well as instructional, when individuals are having fun they are much more invested and will learn faster.
In Taekwondo there's not really any standardization when it comes to ranking and belts. It's all dependent on which style you are looking at, because there are such a lot of Taekwondo rules and styles. They are however, generally separated into two groupings "junior" or "colour" belts and "senior" or "black" belts. The colour/junior ranks range from white to red, with from eight to twelve levels, whilst the black/senior belts generally have 9 grades.
Ranks in Taekwondo in the UK are represented by what are known as "Kup". The top rank is First Kup and the lowest rank is Tenth Kup. If you are interested in the Taekwondo belt order, it's as follows, and is denoted by a number of different colours i.e. white, yellow, green, blue and red, with "in-between" 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. Beginner students of Taekwondo in Burnham-on-Sea will begin with the 10th Kup (White Belt), and move up through the coloured belts until they attain the Red Belt With a Black Stripe (1st Kup).
Once this training has been completed, Burnham-on-Sea Taekwondo trainees become "black belt candidates", and they must then earn a further 9 Dans if they are to achieve the Taekwondo "Black Belt", which of course is the supreme accolade. So, putting it simply, there are 3 main groupings in the Taekwondo belt order, that is Junior Belts, Senior Belts and Black Belts. The Junior division Taekwondo Belts are; White (Tenth), White With a Yellow Stripe (Ninth), Yellow (Eighth), and Yellow With a Green Stripe (Seventh). The Senior division of Taekwondo Belts are; Green (Sixth), Green With a Blue Stripe (Fifth), Blue (Fourth), Blue With a Red Stripe (Third), Red (Second), and Red With a Black Stripe (First). The Black division of Taekwondo Belts comprise First to Ninth Dan rankings, and will involve many years of dedicated training.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
There are of course, many benefits to be had from doing Taekwondo, and the following are just a few that may be appealing to you: Help with self-defence strategies by training you to understand circumstances where self-defence could be necessary, and allowing you to turn these scenarios to your advantage, Enhance self-esteem by raising your physical and mental health, Develop discipline by extensively schooling your body and mind in the strategies and principles of Taekwondo, Build up your confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Strengthen your body and mind via enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Turbocharge flexibility, stamina and agility through intensive cardiovascular work-outs, Reduced anxiety with controlled breathing.
We can practically guarantee that if you take up Taekwondo you are going to gain self-confidence, improve your wellbeing and make new friends. If that's all that you take away from it, then that is great, and you can call it an achievement! We aren't all striving to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you who are, need to start with the first step. Good luck with your journey! 👊
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
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Taekwondo Near Burnham-on-Sea
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Taekwondo Around Burnham-on-Sea
People living in the following roads and streets have recently enquired about Taekwondo classes - Barrie Way, Spaxton Close, St Anns Drive, Sandhills Drive, Balmoral Drive, Ashcott Close, The Grove, Caernarvon Way, St Pauls Road, Corsham Drive, Technical Street, Shaw Path, Ash Tree Close, Coleridge Gardens, St Christophers Way, Cheddar Close, Trinity Close, Briar Close, Steart Gardens, Shearn Lane, Braithwaite Place, Ash Tree Road, St Marks Road, Cunningham Road, Cross Street, Abingdon Street, Chapel Street, as well as the following Burnham-on-Sea area postcodes: TA8 1NE, TA8 1BN, TA8 1DL, TA8 1PJ, TA8 1ND, TA8 1QD, TA8 1EY, TA8 1AU, TA8 2AR, TA8 2AN.
Suggested reading: The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns (Stuart Anslow), Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics (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, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense (Kevin Hornsey), Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction (Marc Tedeschi).
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