Kendal Taekwondo (LA9): A Korean martial art which was created in the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence, strengthen your mind and body and learn some useful self-defence techniques, Taekwondo might be precisely the activity for you.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Kendal, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. Unless they are particularly fit and active, older adults may find it too physically taxing. However those in Kendal who take up Taekwondo at a young age, will find that carrying it on into older adulthood is not a problem. Something a bit softer like Tai Chi might be more suitable for the less agile of you.
Taekwondo is a martial art that primarily comprises high-kicking moves and manoeuvres, most notably fast kicking styles, jumping/spinning kicks and head kicks. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a group of martial arts specialists established schools known as "kwans", which merged various martial arts techniques.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been a competitive Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular around the world with some sixty million people routinely attending classes. And it is by enrolling in a Taekwondo class or club that you can start your adventure of learning this fascinating activity.
In these modern times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in locations like Kendal are enrolling in self-defence training such as Taekwondo to enable them to feel safer and more secure in their everyday life. The self-defence aspect is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo but at the same time it also teaches self-restraint and a deep respect for others around us, which are traits that are largely missing in modern day life.
While its nice to know they're there when you need them, with any luck you'll never need to use your newly acquired Taekwondo techniques for defending yourself outside of your local club surroundings.
Your First Kendal Taekwondo Class
If you make your mind up to register for a Taekwondo class in Kendal, the very first thing you'll be wondering is what will happen on the initial lesson and just what will the tutor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in the Kendal area will contrive differing routines for this first introductory lesson but you can expect to do a 20 minute warm-up to loosen your muscles and get the blood circulating, learn a couple of forms (Poomse), cover some technical training (kicks, stances, hand attacks and blocks), do some sparring, and lastly, a warm-down.
The body regulating Taekwondo in Great Britain is British Taekwondo and anybody wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Kendal has to also register with British Taekwondo. By going to British Taekwondo's official website you can read information regarding first aid, clubs and members, news, establishing a new club, safe practices, coaching courses, coaches and competition referees, safeguarding and equality, events, and lots more Taekwondo related issues.
Beginners in Taekwondo don't need to worry excessively about forms (patterns, Poomse) in the early days, however they'll have to familiarise themselves with some important ones for starters and move forward to more challenging "forms" as they move through the various belts (dans/grades). A "form" is indicated by certain areas of Taekwondo including stance, direction and technique. Learning these techniques is a vital part of perfecting Taekwondo.
Kendal Taekwondo for Beginners
It doesn't matter what you're ranking is or who you are in the world of Taekwondo, at some point you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We've all started at that point and are only able to improve and learn through practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Kendal are the right place to begin that learning process and to pick up the basics so that you can gain self-confidence and proceed with your exciting Taekwondo quest. Most beginner classes are geared up to be fun and friendly, delivering a gradual introduction to the fundamental Taekwondo principles and developing a firm foundation for the future.
We cannot all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I reckon that we don't all want to be. Taekwondo is not just about National Championships and Olympic titles. Most of us are content to improve our levels of fitness, meet different people and make new friends, and that is how it ought to be. Yet, as with many matters in life, what you get out of it will hinge on what you put into it. Good luck and enjoy! 👊
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
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(This taekwondo Kendal content was edited and updated on 07-10-2022)