Gosport Taekwondo (PO12): Introduced during the nineteen forties in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown in popularity in recent times. Well known as a way to learn some self-defence techniques, bolster your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body and boost your confidence, it's been adopted by large numbers of fitness enthusiasts across the globe.
Because Taekwondo has fairly high physical demands, it is possibly more suitable for the younger people of Gosport. That is not to say that elderly people can't take part in this particular activity, but merely that there might be other martial arts that are more appropriate for the less nimble of us. Tai Chi would be a perfect example.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in around 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not used until the 1950's. Some new schools called "kwans" were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics, combining a number of various martial arts techniques. In Taekwondo the emphasis is on kicking, especially head kicks, jumping/spinning kicks and rapid kicking techniques.Today Gosport Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Ever since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been a competitive Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular around the world with some sixty million people routinely taking part in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can begin your journey of learning this exciting art.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and not surprisingly this is one of the main reasons that individuals in Gosport join classes and engage with the sport. There's been a disturbing escalation of violent conduct over the last few years and this is especially prevalent in city and town centres throughout Hampshire and the country as a whole. The good thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also promotes self-discipline and respect for others, not such familiar qualities in Gosport these days.
Although it will give you peace of mind being aware that you have those self-defence skills tucked away inside you, the odds are that you will never be required to test them outside of an actual Taekwondo class.
Your First Gosport Taekwondo Lesson
If you decide on registering for a Taekwondo club in Gosport, the first thing you'll want to know is what is going to transpire on the very first lesson and what exactly will the tutor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in Gosport will devise diverse routines for this initial introductory lesson but you should be expecting to do a fifteen to twenty minute warm-up to get the blood circulating and loosen your muscles, learn a few forms (Poomse), cover some practical training (blocking techniques, stances, hand attacks and kicks), do a certain amount of sparring, and to finish, warm-down.
Taekwondo of course also has got its own official regulating body, and in the United Kingdom it is British Taekwondo. Anyone wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Gosport has to become a registered member of this organisation. You will be able to find plenty of information on news, members and clubs, safeguarding and equality, coaches and referees, coaching courses, health and safety, starting a new club, first aid, events, and more, by visiting British Taekwondo's official website.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
You will probably be intrigued to learn about precisely what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Gosport Taekwondo training and partaking fully in its activities. You can expect that you will: Empower your mind and body by means of enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Help with self-defence strategies by coaching you to recognise situations where self-defence may be required, and enabling you to turn such scenarios to your advantage, Grow in confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life, Reduced stress and anxiety with controlled breathing, Increase agility, flexibility and stamina by means of extreme cardiovascular effort, More self-discipline by thoroughly educating your mind and body in the doctrines and tactics of Taekwondo, Increase self-esteem and concentration by heightening your physical and mental fitness.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Mastering the art of Taekwondo calls for learning a number of disciplines and one of the pivotal aspects of Taekwondo is its forms (also called patterns or Poomse). These are sequences of direction, technique and stance which have to be memorized in order for students to progress through the different dans (belts/grades).
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
In Tae kwon do there is really no standardization when it comes to belts and grades. It's all dependent upon what style you're considering, since there are such a diversity of Taekwondo rules and styles. However, they are normally 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 grades, while the senior/black belts commonly have 9 ranks.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment
In all matches, competitions and events being held under the control of British Taekwondo, safety equipment like a gum shield, shin protectors, a blue/red head protector, a groin protector, hand protectors, a blue/red trunk protector (hogu) and forearm protectors is mandatory. The fast kicking tactics used in Taekwondo could potentially cause injury and this all helps make this activity less hazardous for its competitors.
Gosport Taekwondo tutors can generally help you with Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo for older adults, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo uniforms, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo stances, sparring and fitness, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo equipment and more martial arts stuff in Gosport, Hampshire.
Also find: Hardway Taekwondo classes, Bridgemary Taekwondo classes, Lee-on-the-Solent Taekwondo classes, Alverstoke Taekwondo classes, Browndown Taekwondo classes, Hill Head Taekwondo classes, Elson Taekwondo classes, Brockhurst Taekwondo classes, Portsmouth Taekwondo classes, Fratton Taekwondo classes, Anglesey Taekwondo classes, Southsea Taekwondo classes, Fareham Taekwondo classes, Stubbington Taekwondo classes, Porchester Taekwondo and more Hampshire Taekwondo classes.
Gosport Taekwondo classes are not simply for the people of Gosport itself but also for followers from Stubbington, Bridgemary, Hill Head, Anglesey, Fareham, Hardway, Browndown, Porchester, Portsmouth, Elson, Lee-on-the-Solent, Brockhurst, Alverstoke, Fratton, Southsea and other surrounding places.
More Hampshire Taekwondo classes: Liphook, Locks Heath, Waterlooville, Yateley, Andover, Liss, Hook, Fawley, Whitehill, Hartley Wintney, New Alresford, Fair Oak, North Baddesley, Aldershot, Portchester, Bishop's Waltham, Southsea, Barton-on-Sea, Netley, Emsworth, Chineham, Horndean, Fleet, Lee-on-the-Solent, Fareham, New Milton, Hythe, Blackwater, Hedge End, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Warsash, Botley, Chandler's Ford, Stubbington, Fordingbridge, Marchwood, Tadley, Romsey, Winchester, Southampton, Denmead, Havant, Lymington, Oakley, Bordon, Bishopstoke, Portsmouth, Bursledon, Petersfield, Gosport, Ringwood, Eastleigh, Old Basing, Totton, Alton.
Taekwondo classes in other UK locations: Conisbrough, Rawtenstall, Lichfield, Southsea, Burslem, Bloxwich, Blyth, Morecambe, Eastleigh, Bedworth, Congleton, Herne Bay, Borehamwood, Wolverhampton, Camberley, Oldbury, West Bridgford, Newport, Devizes, Billingham, Marlborough, Tilehurst, Haslemere, Melksham, Cardiff, Berkhamsted.
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(This taekwondo Gosport information was edited and updated on 07-10-2022)