Taekwondo Market Harborough
Market Harborough Taekwondo (LE16): Introduced during the nineteen forties in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown dramatically in popularity in the last 20 years or so. Known as a means by which to strengthen your body and mind, bolster your self-esteem, learn to defend yourself and boost your confidence, it's been adopted by a huge number of fitness enthusiasts across the globe.
Since Taekwondo has quite high physical requirements, it's possibly more suitable for the younger generation in Market Harborough. That isn't to say that the older generation can't participate in this kind of activity, but simply that there may be other martial arts which are more suitable for the less agile among us. Tai Chi is a perfect example.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mostly consists of high-kicking manoeuvres and moves, in particular jumping/spinning kicks, head-height kicks and fast kicking techniques. It began in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a number of martial arts specialists established schools called "kwans", which combined a number of martial arts techniques.
The total number of Taekwondo practitioners globally, now exceeds sixty million. If you would like to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, joining a Taekwondo class or club in Market Harborough is an excellent place to start. Whilst you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there's no reason why you can't be a master of this fascinating martial art and have some fun in the process.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and obviously this is one of the primary reasons that folks in Market Harborough join classes and get involved in the sport. There's been a disturbing increase in violent practices over the last few years and this is especially common in town and city centres around Leicestershire and the nation in general. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and a deep respect for other people, not such widespread qualities in Market Harborough these days.
Your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will most likely never need to be tried and tested outside the regulated atmosphere of an organised Taekwondo class, however being aware of the fact that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Taekwondo Class
If you have not attempted Taekwondo before you will be a little anxious as to what to expect on your first lesson. Most Taekwondo schools in Market Harborough follow a similar routine, but there might be variations to the following. Fifteen to twenty minutes of warm up exercises to increase heart rate and loosen stiff muscles, a bit of technical training comprising some hand attacks, blocks, stances and kicks, some work on forms or patterns, a few ideas on sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to loosen up and stretch tired muscles.
The UK official governing body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you want to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Market Harborough, you will also be required to register with this respected organization. By viewing British Taekwondo's website you'll be able to find information on events, first aid, coaching courses, news, clubs and members, safe practices, coaches and referees, establishing a new Taekwondo club, safeguarding and equality, and many more Taekwondo related facts.
There are numerous different Taekwondo kicking manoeuvres, here are just a sample of them: Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick, Front Kick, Back Kick, Crescent Kick, Hook or Whip Kick, Push Kick. Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", which are used to defend against the various attacking movements, are called Makgi. Held in particular positions, they involve the hands and different areas of the arm. Certain attacks require specified blocks, but blocks can also be turned into counter-attacking manoeuvres by combining retaliatory kicks or punches. The most important "blocks" in Taekwondo include: Palm Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Rising Block, Nine Block, Knife Hand Block, Upper Block, Low Block, Double Forearm Block and Single Forearm Block.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
In terms of belts, ranking and promotion there's not actually any real uniformity in Taekwondo, as there are a number of styles of Taekwondo each of which has their own unique system. There are however similarities and they typically consist of a couple of groupings of belts "juniors" and "seniors" represented by coloured and black belts respectively, . The senior levels generally have nine levels and the junior, 8 to 12 tiers.
Tournaments and Competitions
Competitions and tournaments are a significant element of the overall Taekwondo legacy, and all of the diverse styles across the world hold tournaments and competitions where Taekwondo masters get together to battle it out. Hard contact is rarely permitted in any of these competitive events which primarily incorporate sparring, patterns (forms) and breaking. Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and World Taekwondo tournaments, while certain hand attacks are tolerated in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) events.
More Taekwondo Help and Guidance
See a simple You Tube guide on Tae kwon do here. To read an informative article about Taekwondo competitions around the world, check this out You could pay a visit to the Wikipedia Taekwondo webpage to learn information about the history of Taekwondo, styles and organisations, forms (patterns), facilities and equipment, competitions, vocabulary, philosophy, historical influences and belts, ranks and promotion. To see what's popular on social websites check this out. To follow conversations about Taekwondo visit a Taekwondo forum, discussion topics include "Health and Fitness", "Taekwondo Sparring", "General Discussion", "The Instructors Room", "Taekwondo Patterns" and "Self Defense". To view and obtain gum shields, foot socks, mats, foot guards, groin guards, sparring gloves, Taekwondo apparel, shin guards, forearm guards, chest protectors, foam head guards, hand pads, doboks, Taekwondo belts, fighter gloves and body defenders, go and visit Playwell.
Primary Benefits of Taekwondo
- Reduce stress with controlled breathing
- Empower your body and mind by means of enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline
- Increase stamina, flexibility and agility through extreme cardiovascular work-outs
- Teach you self-defence by helping you to recognize scenarios where self-defence may be needed, and enabling you to turn such circumstances to your advantage
- Greater self-discipline by extensively training your mind and body in the principles and tactics of Taekwondo
- Enhance concentration and self-esteem by maximizing your mental and physical fitness
- Build up your confidence by helping you to take control of your life and succeed
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