Hailsham Taekwondo (BN27): A Korean martial art that was created during the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you'd like to enhance your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, boost your confidence and learn some self-defence techniques, Taekwondo may be just the activity for you.
While not intending to be in any way ageist, Taekwondo can be rather physical and is generally more suited to younger people in Hailsham, 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. People in Hailsham who take up Taekwondo when they are young find it easy to continue when they get older. The less agile of you might find that Tai Chi which is a bit softer is more suitable.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts fanatics established some new schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. The emphasis of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, jumping/turning kicks and rapid kicking methods, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, meaning "the way of the foot and fist".Today Hailsham Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Taekwondo has grown to be extremely popular in Hailsham and all over the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Hailsham Taekwondo class or club is a great way to get involved with this activity which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games in 2000. Though you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there's certainly no reason why you cannot become a master of this remarkable martial art and have a bit of fun along the way.
In these times of ever-increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that folks in places like Hailsham are enrolling in self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them to feel safer in their everyday life. The self-defence aspect is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo but it also encourages self-restraint and a respect for those around us, which are disciplines that are largely absent in this modern age.
Your newly mastered Taekwondo skills will most likely never have to be proven outside of an organised Taekwondo class, however being aware that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Hailsham Taekwondo Lesson
If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you will be wondering what to expect. Most Taekwondo schools in Hailsham follow a similar pattern, but there may be variations to the following. An initial warm up lasting fifteen to twenty minutes, some technical training which will involve learning some hand attacks, blocking techniques, kicks and stances, learning your the basic forms or patterns, a few ideas on sparring including good timing, precise movement and the accurate targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to stretch muscles and relax.
The body regulating Taekwondo in the British Isles is British Taekwondo and any individual wanting to join a Taekwondo class in Hailsham has to also register with British Taekwondo. You will be able to get loads of information regarding first aid, health and safety, establishing a new Taekwondo club, safeguarding and equality, coaching courses, clubs and members, coaches and competition referees, events, news, and more, by viewing the official British Taekwondo website.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns)
Forms are a pivotal part of Taekwondo and are essential if you are going to master this intriguing activity. A few basic Taekwondo forms have to be learned from the beginning and more complicated forms will have to be perfected so as to progress through the various levels. A Taekwondo form is categorized by a number of points such as technique, stance and direction.
Taekwondo Tournaments and Competitions
A standard Taekwondo tournament incorporates sparring, patterns and breaking, in the Olympics only sparring is included. Having said that there can also be some special events in certain competitions such as self-defence and team demonstrations. World Taekwondo competitions are solely soft-contact affairs, whilst International Taekwon-Do Federation contests allow some hand attacks towards the head. There are also some multi-discipline tournaments.
Taekwondo Information and Advice
To get the low down on the most recent Taekwondo trends on social media check this out. To read a fascinating little article about global Taekwondo organisations, click here To join the world of Taekwondo visit one of the Taekwondo forums, discussion threads include things like "Health and Fitness", "Taekwondo Patterns", "Taekwondo Sparring", "Self Defense", "General Discussion" and "The Instructors Room". To shop for foam head guards, sparring gloves, belts, Taekwondo clothes, fighting gloves, male and female groin guards, gum shields, shin protectors, chest guards, doboks, foot socks, mats, body defenders, foot guards, forearm defenders and leg stretchers, head over to Martial Art Shop. You can have a look at the Wikipedia Taekwondo webpage to read info about promotion, ranking and belts, facilities and equipment, forms (patterns), philosophy, competitions and tournaments, historical influences, the history of Taekwondo, organisations and styles and vocabulary. Learn how to do Taekwondo on You Tube here.
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(This taekwondo Hailsham page was checked and updated on 07-10-2022)