Taekwondo Heath Hayes
Heath Hayes Taekwondo (WS12): Originally created in Korea during the nineteen forties and fifties, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport which has become more and more popular over the last 30 years or so. For people who want to learn some valuable self-defence techniques, strengthen your body and mind, build your confidence and bolster your self-esteem, Taekwondo could be the perfect hobby or fitness activity.
Since Taekwondo has quite high physical demands, it's perhaps more suited to the younger people of Heath Hayes. That's not to say that older people cannot participate in this activity, but just that there could be other martial arts that are more suited to the less nimble of us. Tai Chi is the perfect illustration.
The discipline was developed in Korea in 1945, though it was not given the name Taekwondo until the 1950's. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts fanatics established some new schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. This eventually became known as Taekwondo and the main emphasis of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking techniques, head-height kicks and jumping/spinning kicks.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Heath Hayes and with over 60 million others worldwide. Since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a go, joining a local Heath Hayes Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved. While you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
For the people of Heath Hayes who would like to learn a martial art, a big priority is the aspect of self-defence. Since this is an important principle of Taekwondo, it is easy to appreciate the attraction of this unique sport. With the additional reward of developing self-restraint and having a deep-rooted respect for other people, signing up for a local Heath Hayes Taekwondo class would seem to be an easy decision.
There is a pretty decent likelihood that your newly mastered Taekwondo skills will never need to be proven in your day to day life, but it will unquestionably give you peace of mind knowing that they are sitting in the background should you ever be in need of them.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson
If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you will be wondering what to expect. Most Taekwondo schools in Heath Hayes follow a similar pattern, but there may be variations to the following. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase heart rate and loosen your muscles, some technical training which will involve learning some kicks, hand attacks, stances and blocking techniques, learning your the basic forms or patterns, some ideas on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch muscles.
Taekwondo of course also has its own official regulating body, and in Great Britain it is British Taekwondo. Everyone wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Heath Hayes must become registered members of this organisation. You'll be able to find out about news, coaching courses, health and safety, safeguarding and equality, events, coaches and competition referees, first aid, clubs and members, starting a new club, and more on the official British Taekwondo website, or find out the latest news on their Twitter or Facebook page.
A standard Taekwondo tournament features sparring, breaking and patterns (forms), as far as the Olympics is concerned only sparring is involved. With that being said there can also be some extraordinary events in specific competitions such as self-defence and team demonstrations. World Taekwondo contests are strictly soft-contact affairs, whilst ITF competitions allow some hand attacks aimed at the head. There are in addition a number of multi-discipline contests.
To read a little more about the rules of Taekwondo, check this out To obtain doboks, shin protectors, foot guards, mats, body protectors, Taekwondo belts, male and female groin guards, fighting gloves, sparring gloves, forearm protectors, Taekwondo clothing, head guards, chest guards, gum shields, foot socks and target paddles, take a look at Amazon. See how to do Taekwondo on You Tube here. To get more information about philosophy, historical influences, organisations and styles, vocabulary, belts, ranking and promotion, facilities and equipment, the history of Taekwondo, forms (patterns) and competitions, it is recommended that you take a look at Wikipedia and search for "Taekwondo". To see the latest on social websites check this out. To ask questions related to Taekwondo visit the Taekwondo Forum, discussion topics include "Taekwondo Sparring", "The Instructors Room", "Taekwondo Patterns", "Health and Fitness", "Self Defense" and "General Discussion".
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(This taekwondo Heath Hayes article was revised and updated on 07-10-2022)