Kidderminster Taekwondo (DY10): Originally created in Korea in the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become exceedingly popular over the past 30 years or so. For people who wish to enhance your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, build your confidence and learn self-defence, Taekwondo could be the ideal pastime or fitness activity.
While people of all ages in Kidderminster can of course participate in Taekwondo, it is particularly suited to the younger generation since it can be quite physically demanding, children can especially benefit from its teachings of self-discipline and the respect of others. It can sometimes be too taxing for older adults unless they are exceptionally fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Kidderminster at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. If you consider yourself among the less agile, you could try something like Tai Chi which is much softer.
Taekwondo is a martial art that primarily features high-kicking manoeuvres and moves, in particular head kicks, fast kicking techniques and jumping/turning kicks. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea in the 1940's, when a group of martial arts specialists established schools known as "kwans", which merged a number of martial arts practices.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over sixty million followers all around the world, and even though you might not aspire to be an Olympic Games sportsman, you are still able to register for a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will undoubtedly turn out to be a worthwhile and intriguing activity.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and not surprisingly this is one of the primary reasons that folks in Kidderminster get involved in classes and engage with the sport. There's been a disconcerting escalation of violent conduct in recent years and this is particularly rife in city and town centres throughout Worcestershire and the country in general. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also promotes self-discipline and respect for other people, not such widespread attributes in Kidderminster these days.
There is a pretty good likelihood that your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will never need to be used in your day to day life, but it will undoubtedly give you self-confidence knowing that they're there should you need them.
Your First Lesson
If you have made up your mind to learn Taekwondo and are preparing for your first lesson, you will be wondering what will happen. The following will give you an illustration, but this will vary subject to which Kidderminster school you go to. A warm up of 15-20 minutes to increase your heart rate and reduce stiffness in the muscles, some technical training covering some stances, blocks, kicks and hand attacks, learning some forms (or Poomse), a look at sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and to round off a warm down to loosen up and stretch weary muscles.
The UK official regulating body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you wish to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Kidderminster, you will also be required to register with this organization. By heading to British Taekwondo's website you will be able to discover info on first aid, members and clubs, coaching courses, news, health and safety, coaches and competition referees, safeguarding and equality, events, beginning a new Taekwondo club, and many more Taekwondo related issues.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
There are needless to say, plenty of benefits to be gained from practicing Taekwondo, and listed here are just a few which might be attractive to you: Strengthen your body and mind by accelerated physical coordination and mental discipline, Lower stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Learn self-defence by showing you how to understand situations in which self-defence could be necessary, and enabling you to manipulate these kinds of situations to your advantage, Improve stamina, flexibility and agility by means of extreme cardiovascular exertion, Increase self-esteem and concentration by intensifying both mental and physical fitness, Boost your confidence by motivating you to seize control of your life and succeed, Develop discipline and willpower by exhaustively training your body and mind in the tactics and concepts of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion)
With there being many different disciplines of Taekwondo there's never been any standardized arrangement for assigning belts (levels). What does exist is however pretty similar and comprises a couple of belt groups "senior" and "junior" (black and colour), each of these groups is divided into grades, eight to twelve colours in the case of juniors and nine for seniors.
So, what are you hoping to get from Taekwondo? Well, that is an excellent question, and the answer will vary for different people. The majority of participants will just wish to gain more confidence, improve their fitness levels and meet new people. We are not all going to reach the heights of Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, although perhaps you will, who knows?
Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
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List of further reading: Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique (Marc Tedeschi), ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense, Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary (Phil Pearce), Taekwon-Do Patterns (Jim Hogan), Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior.
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(This taekwondo Kidderminster information was revised and updated on 06-06-2022)