Hyde Taekwondo (SK14): If you have been looking around Hyde for some ideas for a new hobby, you might want to consider Taekwondo as a possibility. Practising this skill will enable you to enhance your self-respect, build your confidence, learn self-defence and strengthen your body and mind. This more modern of the martial arts was developed in Korea just after World War 2.
As Taekwondo has fairly high physical requirements, it is possibly more suitable for the younger generation in Hyde. That isn't to say that elderly people cannot take part in this kind of activity, but merely that there may be alternative martial arts which are more appropriate for the less nimble of us. Tai Chi is the perfect example.
Based mainly around high-kicking manoeuvres and moves like fast kicking techniques, head-height kicks and spinning/jumping kicks, Taekwondo was formulated from the practices of various diverse martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" were given the names Chungdo Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Jido Kwan and Changmu Kwan.
Taekwondo has become really popular in Hyde and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Becoming a member of a local Hyde Taekwondo club or class is a great way to become involved in this sport which has even been included in the Olympic Games ever since the Sydney Games in 2000. While you might not have any aspirations to get involved in Olympic competition, there's certainly no reason why you shouldn't become a master of this exciting martial art and have a bit of fun in the process.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and doubtless this is one of the principal reasons that folks in Hyde sign up to classes and engage with the sport. There's been a worrying increase in violent conduct in recent years and this is particularly widespread in town and city centres throughout Greater Manchester and Britain as a whole. The fantastic thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also encourages self-discipline and a deep respect for other people, not such common attributes in Hyde these days.
These self-defence techniques may at some time come in useful in your day to day life, although it's far more likely you will only be testing them within a monitored class setting. Yet it is an amazing feeling knowing that you will always be able to successfully defend yourself when you have to.
Your First Hyde Taekwondo Class
If you have made up your mind to learn Taekwondo and are heading to your first class, you will be wondering what will happen. There may be variations to the following, depending on which Hyde Taekwondo school you attend, but you can roughly expect; A fifteen to twenty minute warm up, a little technical training covering some blocking techniques, kicks, hand attacks and stances, learning your the basic forms or patterns, a few ideas on sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
The official body regulating Taekwondo in Great Britain is British Taekwondo and any individual wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Hyde must also register with British Taekwondo. You can get a lot of details of news, equality and safeguarding, coaching courses, members and clubs, launching a new Taekwondo club, health and safety, events, first aid, referees and coaching, and more, by visiting British Taekwondo's website.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
The benefits which can be gained by taking part in Taekwondo classes in Hyde are many and varied, among the most advantageous are: Teach self-defence by helping you recognize instances where self-defence may be required, and allowing you to control these types of circumstances in your favour, Develop self-discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the doctrines and tactics of Taekwondo, Increase agility, flexibility and stamina by way of intense cardiovascular effort, Strengthen your body and mind via accelerated physical coordination and mental discipline, Improve self-esteem and concentration by heightening both physical and mental fitness, Build confidence by pushing you to succeed and to take control of your life, Lower anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks
Taekwondo is probably most recognized for its fast-moving kicking, here are a handful of the standard kicks you'll learn as a novice: Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi). Taekwondo Blocks: To fend off the numerous hand attacks and kicks there are a similarly diverse assortment of "blocks" (Makgi). Held in particular positions, they engage the hand and parts of the arm. Each kind of attack calls for a specific kind of block, counter-attacks can be produced by combining a block with another kick or punch. The most used "blocks" (makgi) include: Palm Block, Single Forearm Block, Knife Hand Block, Double Forearm Block, Nine Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Rising Block, Low Block and Upper Block.
A regular Taekwondo tournament includes breaking, sparring and patterns, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. With that being said there can also be some special categories in certain tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. World Taekwondo tournaments are purely soft-contact affairs, whilst International Taekwon-Do Federation tournaments allow some hand attacks to be aimed at the head. There are additionally several multi-discipline contests.
The benefits that you acquire from Taekwondo will be proportional to what you invest in it (as is true of life on the whole). Most of you will simply wish to meet different people, improve your fitness and make new friends, some may aspire to move on to competitions or tournaments or possibly even the Olympics. But remember, we cannot all end up being a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
Hyde Taekwondo teachers can generally help you with one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for the elderly, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo taster classes, beginners Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo uniforms, Taekwondo stances, sparring and fitness, women's Taekwondo, Taekwondo scoring and more martial arts stuff in Hyde, Greater Manchester.
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Hyde Taekwondo classes are not only intended for folks in Hyde itself but also for followers from Newton, Newton Wood, Denton, Romiley, Mottram in Longdendale, Brinnington, Woodley, Dukinfield, Stalybridge, Gee Cross, Audenshaw, Hattersley, Godley, Kingston, Haughton Green and other Greater Manchester areas.
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Suggested reading: Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction by Marc Tedeschi, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, Taekwondo Step Sparring (Sang Kim), Official Taekwondo Training Manual by Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee, Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Tae Kwon Do (Richard Chun).
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