Melksham Taekwondo (SN12): Developed in the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown in popularity over the last few years. Recognized as a way to learn a bit of self-defence, strengthen your body and mind, bolster your self-respect and boost your confidence, it's been taken up by many millions of individuals internationally.
It needs to be said that Taekwondo can be fairly physically demanding, which could put off the less agile and more elderly people in Melksham from getting involved. To be fair, the most frequent participants of Taekwondo classes are kids and younger people, but of course older individuals who are in great physical health can easily get involved and benefit from this sport.
Based largely around kicking moves and manoeuvres like fast kicking strategies, jumping/spinning kicks and head-height kicks, Taekwondo was developed from the practices of various diverse martial arts, by a number of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools known as "Kwans" during the nineteen forties and fifties. These "Kwans" had the names Jido Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Changmu Kwan and Chungdo Kwan.
These days an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has more than sixty million practitioners all over the world, and although you may not have any aspirations to be an Olympic Games medalist, you are still able to register for a Taekwondo class or club to master what will no doubt prove to be a rewarding and fascinating activity.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most appeal to people in Melksham is the self-defence aspect of it. This is not hard to believe when you take into account the high levels of violence experienced in town and city centres on a daily basis. However, exercising self-restraint and a respect for others goes hand in hand with the self-defence principles of Taekwondo.
Your eagerly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be tested outside the controlled environment of a dedicated Taekwondo class, however being aware that you have them will instill you with self-confidence.
Your First Taekwondo Class
If you've never tried Taekwondo before, you could be somewhat anxious as to what to expect on your first class. This will vary from club to club but will typically consist of some or all of these. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training involving learning some hand attacks, stances, kicks and blocking techniques, studying a few forms, an overview of sparring including movement, the timing of attacks and timing, and lastly a warm down to stretch and relax tired muscles.
Everybody who is a member of a Taekwondo club in Melksham or anywhere else in the British Isles, is also required to join British Taekwondo, which is the official regulating body of the sport. By checking out the official British Taekwondo website you'll be able to read details of beginning a new club, safe practices, members and clubs, news, safeguarding and equality, coaches and referees, coaching courses, events, first aid, and a lot more Taekwondo related facts.
Taekwondo for Beginners
As with any activity or sport we need to begin somewhere, and Taekwondo is no exception. Even the the best of the Melksham Taekwondo masters were complete novices at one time. So, what can you expect as a total beginner at Taekwondo? A beginners class should give its students ample coaching to give them the fundamentals and enable them to develop confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class needs to be fun as well as instructional, when individuals are having fun they are a lot more engrossed and will learn faster.
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
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Taekwondo books: Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence by Doug Cook, Taekwon-Do Patterns, Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo, Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns (Marc Tedeschi).
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Taekwondo classes in other UK locations: Bury, Buckingham, Leamington Spa, Penzance, Conisbrough, Blaydon, Earl Shilton, Northfleet, Otley, Edinburgh, Waltham Abbey, Ferndown, Poulton, Wetherby, Newbury, Bingley, Bromsgrove, St Neots, Watford, Sunbury-on-Thames, Basildon, Stevenage, Dudley, Horwich, Oldham, Knaresborough.
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(This taekwondo Melksham article was edited and updated on 07-10-2022)