Hartley Wintney Taekwondo (RG27): A Korean martial art which was created during the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has grown considerably in popularity since then. If you would like to bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, boost your confidence and learn self-defence, Taekwondo may be just the pastime for you.
While not wanting to discourage any particular age group, it has to be said that Taekwondo is more suited to younger people in Hartley Wintney, being quite physically demanding. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially appropriate for children. It could prove too taxing for some older adults, but shouldn't be a problem for those who are already fit and active. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Hartley Wintney, started when they were younger. If you consider yourself among the less agile, you could try something like Tai Chi which is much softer.
Based largely around kicking manoeuvres like fast kicking methods, spinning/jumping kicks and head-height kicks, Taekwondo was developed from the techniques of different martial arts, by a number of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools called "Kwans" in the nineteen forties and fifties. These "Kwans" were given the names Jido Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Changmu Kwan and Chungdo Kwan.
Taekwondo has grown to become extremely popular in Hartley Wintney and around the globe, with over 60 million participants worldwide. Registering with a local Hartley Wintney Taekwondo class or club is a great way to become involved with this activity which has even been a feature of the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games in 2000. Although you might not have any ambitions to be involved in Olympic competition, there's certainly no reason why you shouldn't become a maestro of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and naturally this is one of the primary reasons that individuals in Hartley Wintney get involved in classes and take up the sport. There's been a worrying escalation of violent behaviour in recent times and this is especially widespread in town and city centres around Hampshire and the UK in general. The fantastic thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and respect for others, not such widespread attributes in Hartley Wintney these days.
Whilst it will give you peace of mind being aware that you have such self-defence skills tucked away inside you, the chances are you'll never be required to test them outside the controlled setting of a dedicated Taekwondo class.
Your First Lesson
For those of you who have never done Taekwondo before, you will no doubt be interested to know what to expect from your first lesson. The following will give you an example, but this will vary depending on which Hartley Wintney school you attend. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase heart rate and loosen your muscles, a little technical training including learning some stances, hand attacks, kicks and blocks, some work on forms or patterns (Poomse in Korean), a few ideas on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to stretch tired muscles and relax.
If you wish to sign up to a Taekwondo class in Hartley Wintney, you will also have to register with the sport's official governing body, namely British Taekwondo. You will be able to find lots of details of equality and safeguarding, safe practices, clubs and members, coaching courses, launching a new club, news, first aid, coaches and referees, events, and more, by popping along to British Taekwondo's official website.
Hartley Wintney Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for the people of Hartley Wintney but also for students from Hazeley Heath, Hartfordbridge, Hook, Yateley, Hazeley, Dipley, Hound Green, Eversley, Mattingley, Riseley, Heckfield, Nately Scures, Rotherwick, Stratfield Saye and other surrounding areas and postcodes such as RG27 8TP, RG27 8EQ, RG27 8QX, RG27 8NT, RG27 8DP, RG27 8PU, RG27 8QZ, RG27 8DL, RG27 8DU, RG27 8ES. Verifying this can ensure that you are accessing local providers of Taekwondo. Hartley Wintney residents are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable classes.
In all events, contests and competitions being held under the supervision of British Taekwondo, safety equipment such as hand protectors, a groin guard, a blue/red body protector (hogu), a gum shield, shin guards, a blue/red head guard and forearm guards is obligatory. The fast kicking tactics which are part of Taekwondo can easily cause injury and these preventative measures help make the sport less hazardous for its competitors.
Students starting out on their Taekwondo adventure in Hartley Wintney will at first enroll in a beginners class. Beginners classes are terrific, since there is not any pressure and everything is done at a slow, casual pace. Having fun while learning is the principal objective at first and trainees who are having fun tend to learn a lot faster and absorb more of what they are being shown. Even Taekwondo masters started off as clueless newbies, so take that initial step and you never know where you'll wind up!
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion)
In Tae kwon do there's really no standardisation with regards to belts and grades. It all hinges on what style you are considering, since there are such a diversity of Taekwondo rules and styles. However, they're typically split into 2 groups "junior (colour) belts and "senior" (black) belts. The colour/junior ranks range from white to red, with anything from eight to twelve ranks, whilst the black/senior belts normally have 9 levels.
In the UK there are a set of ranks (belts) in Taekwondo which are generally known as "Kup". The lowest rank is 10th Kup and the highest is 1st Kup. The Taekwondo belt order, similar to most of the martial arts is denoted by a number of different colours, these colours are white, yellow, green, blue and red, with intermediate 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. Beginners in Hartley Wintney getting started in Taekwondo will begin with the White Belt (10th Kup), and proceed through the colours until they achieve the 1st Kup (Red Belt With a Black Stripe).
After this training has been successfully completed, Hartley Wintney Taekwondo trainees are referred to as "black belt candidates", and they then need to earn a further 9 ranks if they are to become a Taekwondo "Black Belt", which of course is the supreme distinction in this sport. So, the bottom line is, there are 3 main divisions in the Taekwondo belt order, namely Junior, Senior and Black Belt. The Taekwondo Belts in the Junior division are; 10th (White), 9th (White With Yellow Stripe), 8th (Yellow), and 7th (Yellow With Green Stripe). The Taekwondo Belts in the Senior division comprise; 6th (Green), 5th (Green With Blue Stripe), 4th (Blue), 3rd ( Blue With Red Stripe), 2nd (Red), and 1st (Red With Black Stripe). The Taekwondo Belts in the Black group go from 1st to 9th Dan, a process that will take a number of years. (Tags: Taekwondo Belt Order, Taekwondo Belts Hartley Wintney, Taekwondo Rankings Hartley Wintney, Taekwondo Black Belts).
Precisely what you get out of Taekwondo will be proportional to what you invest in it (as is the case with life on the whole). Most of you will just wish to improve your fitness levels, make new friends and meet different people, some may wish to move on to competitions or tournaments or maybe even the Olympic Games. But bear in mind, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad.
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Bibliography: The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns (Stuart Anslow), Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce, Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy by Doug Cook, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) by Kim Bok Man, Official Taekwondo Training Manual, Taekwondo Step Sparring, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique (Marc Tedeschi).
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