Loughton Taekwondo (IG10): A Korean martial art which was created during the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to build your confidence, strengthen your body and mind, learn self-defence and enhance your self-esteem, Taekwondo might be just the pastime for you.
Since Taekwondo has quite high physical requirements, it is possibly more suitable for the younger people of Loughton. That is not to say that older individuals cannot be involved in this particular activity, but simply that there might be alternative martial arts that are more appropriate for the less nimble of us. Tai Chi would be a perfect example.
With its root beginnings in 1940's Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently formulated of the martial arts and involves mainly kicking movements such as turning/jumping kicks, fast kicking strategies and head-height kicks. It started when schools called "kwans" were set up by a group of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul, South Korea.
Ever since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular around the world with some 60 million people regularly participating in classes. And it's by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you are able to start your quest of learning this fascinating art.
For the men, women and children of Loughton who like the idea of learning a martial art, a top priority is the element of self-defence. Since this is an important principle of Taekwondo, it's not difficult to see the appeal of this unique sport. With the additional bonus of learning self-restraint and having a degree of respect for other people, registering for a local Loughton Taekwondo class would seem to be an easy decision.
Such self-defence techniques may at some time prove to be useful in your everyday life, although it is more likely that you'll solely be testing them within a monitored class setting. Yet it is a reassuring feeling knowing the fact that you'll always be in a position to successfully defend yourself when you need to.
Your First Loughton Taekwondo Class
If you come to a decision to register for a Taekwondo club in Loughton, the first thing you'll need to know is what is going to happen on the initial lesson and exactly what will the tutor expect to see from you. Different Taekwondo masters in Loughton will formulate differing routines for this first lesson but you should be expecting to do a 20 minute warm-up to get the blood pumping and loosen your muscles, learn a few forms (Poomse), cover some technical training (hand attacks, blocks, kicks and stances), do a certain amount of sparring, and lastly, a warm-down.
If you want to join a Taekwondo class in Loughton, you'll also have to register with the sport's regulating body, namely British Taekwondo. By viewing British Taekwondo's official website you can find info on first aid, coaching courses, safeguarding and equality, coaches and referees, members and clubs, news, health and safety, events, launching a new club, and a lot more Taekwondo related facts.
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
In Taekwondo there's really no form of standardisation in regards to ranking and belts. It is all depending on what style you are reviewing, because there are so many different Taekwondo rules and styles. They are however, typically separated into 2 groupings "junior" or "colour" belts and "senior" or "black" belts. The junior/colour ranks range from white to red, with anything from eight to twelve levels, whilst the black/senior belts commonly have nine levels.
Taekwondo Safety Gear
In all matches, tournaments and events being held under the patronage of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as forearm guards, a groin protector, hand guards, red/blue body armour, a gum shield, a blue/red head protector and shin protectors is obligatory. The fast kicking tactics used in Taekwondo can cause serious injuries and this all helps make the activity less hazardous for its competitors.
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Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
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Recommended reading: Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy by Doug Cook, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Taekwondo Step Sparring, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, Taekwon-Do Patterns by Jim Hogan.
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(This taekwondo Loughton page was updated on 07-10-2022)