Irvine Taekwondo (KA11): First created in Korea during the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the past thirty years or so. For people who need to learn some useful self-defence techniques, bolster your self-esteem, develop your mind and body and boost your confidence, Taekwondo could be the ideal pastime or fitness activity.
It's got to be asserted that Taekwondo can be pretty demanding physically, which might unnerve the older and less agile people in Irvine from becoming involved. To be truthful, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are children and younger people, but certainly older people who're in great physical health can easily get involved and get benefits from this sport.
Based largely around kicking manoeuvres like jumping/spinning kicks, fast kicking strategies and head kicks, Taekwondo was devised from the techniques of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools called "Kwans" during the nineteen forties and fifties. These "Kwans" had the names Changmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Mooduk Kwan and Jido Kwan.
Taekwondo has grown to become very popular in Irvine and around the globe, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Irvine Taekwondo club or class is an excellent way to become involved with this sport which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games in 2000. While you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there's no reason why you cannot become an expert at this thrilling martial art and have some fun along the way.
Although there is much to be gained by doing Taekwondo, it is the element of self-defence that most Irvine people are interested in. And in these times of ever increasing violence, particularly in town centres, it's not a surprise that this features at the top of people's list of priorities. The ability to defend yourself while still exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the main principles of Taekwondo.
There's a very good chance that your newly learned Taekwondo skills will never have to be used in your everyday life, but it will undoubtedly give you peace of mind knowing that they are there should you ever be in need of them.
What to Expect From Your First Class
If you make your mind up to register for a Taekwondo club in Irvine, the first thing you'll need to know is what is going to happen on the very first class and just what will the instructor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in the Irvine area will develop differing routines for this first introductory lesson but you can anticipate doing a 15-20 minute warm-up to loosen your muscles and get the blood flowing, learn a couple of forms (Poomse), cover some practical training (stances, kicks, hand attacks and blocks), do a certain amount of sparring, and to finish, a warm-down.
If you want to sign up to a Taekwondo class in Irvine, you will also have to register with the sport's official regulating body, namely British Taekwondo. You'll be able to find out about first aid, clubs and members, establishing a new Taekwondo club, safeguarding and equality, coaching courses, health and safety, news, events, referees and coaching, and more on British Taekwondo's website, and find out the latest Taekwondo news stories on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Irvine Taekwondo classes are not simply for people in Irvine but also for martial arts fans from Stevenston, Lawthorn, Kilmaurs, Girdle Toll, Dalry, Bourtreehill South, Kilwinning, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Drybridge, Dreghorn, Crosshouse, Knockentiber, Dundonald, Kilmarnock, West Kilbride and other nearby areas and postcodes such as KA12 0JJ, KA12 0HL, KA11 5DL, KA11 4DN, KA11 1HP, KA11 5DD, KA12 0DZ, KA12 0LL, KA12 0ET, KA12 0LF.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion)
The ranking and belt structure can get quite bewildering in Taekwondo because there's no standardized structure throughout the various Taekwondo styles. Similarities can be found however, and generally there are 2 distinct belt groupings, represented as "juniors" (colours) and "seniors" (black dans). The number of levels in the junior groupings varies over the styles but is generally somewhere between eight and twelve belts, while the senior groupings generally has 9 dans or belts.
Ranks in Taekwondo in the UK are depicted by what are referred to as "Kup". The highest rank is First Kup and the lowest (beginners) is Tenth Kup. If you are curious about the Taekwondo belt order, it's as follows, and is denoted by a number of different colours i.e. white, yellow, green, blue and red, with "in-between" belts with stripes, namely 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 of Taekwondo in Irvine will begin with the Tenth Kup (White Belt), and advance through the various coloured belts until they earn the First Kup (Red With Black Stripe Belt)
After successfully completing this challenge, Taekwondo students in Irvine are known as "black belt candidates" which involves them moving through yet another 9 ranks (Dans) until they eventually achieve the distinction of "Black Belt". Therefore, Junior, Senior and Black Belt are the 3 main classifications in the Taekwondo belt order in the UK. The Junior division Taekwondo Belts comprise; White (Tenth), White With a Yellow Stripe (Ninth), Yellow (Eighth), and Yellow With a Green Stripe (Seventh). The Senior division of Taekwondo Belts are; Green (Sixth), Green With a Blue Stripe (Fifth), Blue (Fourth), Blue With a Red Stripe (Third), Red (Second), and Red With a Black Stripe (First). The Black group of Taekwondo Belts comprise First to Ninth Dan rankings, and demands many years of dedicated training. (Tags: Order of Belts in Taekwondo, Taekwondo Belt Order, Taekwondo Promotion Irvine, Taekwondo Belts Irvine).
The benefits that you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you invest in it (as is true of life on the whole). Many of you will just wish to make new friends, meet different people and improve your fitness levels, some may aspire to take part in competitions or tournaments or possibly even the Olympic Games. But bear in mind, we cannot all end up being a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
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Taekwondo Around Irvine
People living in the following roads and areas have just recently asked for information on Taekwondo classes - Castle Street, Garnock Court, Ayr Road, Arranview Court, Greenbank Road, Cairngorm Court, Muirfield Court, Gleneagles Place, Meadow Avenue, Gray Crescent, Cedar Road, Neil Avenue, Auchenwincie Farm, Slate Mill Gardens, Alexander Place, Hunter Drive, Doura View, Dublin Quay, Annickbank Cottage, Bradbury Glebe, John Galt Wynd, Aberfeldy Terrace, Smith Avenue, Montgomery Street, Dickson Drive, Muir Drive, Rubie Crescent, Aberlour Road, Linthouse Vennel, Gottries Crescent, as well as these local Irvine postcodes: KA12 0JJ, KA12 0HL, KA11 5DL, KA11 4DN, KA11 1HP, KA11 5DD, KA12 0DZ, KA12 0LL, KA12 0ET, KA12 0LF.
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Bibliography: Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015), The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence, Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction (Marc Tedeschi), Official Taekwondo Training Manual.
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