Taekwondo Melton Mowbray
Melton Mowbray Taekwondo (LE13): Learning a new skill is always satisfying and the martial arts are a popular choice with people in Melton Mowbray at the moment. Trying something like Taekwondo helps you to boost your confidence, develop your mind and body, enhance your self-esteem and learn some self-defence moves. This more modern martial art has rapidly gained popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
It should be said that Taekwondo can be pretty physically challenging, which could discourage the older and less agile folks in Melton Mowbray from taking this up. To be honest, the most frequent participants of Taekwondo classes are kids and younger people, but certainly older individuals who're in great physical health can easily be involved and benefit considerably from this activity.
Based mainly around high-kicking manoeuvres and moves like fast kicking styles, jumping/spinning kicks and head-height kicks, Taekwondo was developed from the techniques of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools known as "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" had the names Jido Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Changmu Kwan and Chungdo Kwan.
Nowadays an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers all around the world, and even though you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games sportsman, you can still register for a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a worthwhile and fascinating pastime.
For many folks in Melton Mowbray, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of ever increasing violence, particularly in town and city centres, it's little surprise that this sits high on people's priority lists. It is a primary factor of Taekwondo that you're able to become more confident in your capacity to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
Your eagerly learned Taekwondo skills will most likely never have to be tested outside the controlled setting of an organized Taekwondo class, however being aware of the fact that you've got them will instill you with self-confidence.
Your First Taekwondo Class
If you have never dome Taekwondo before, you may be interested to know exactly what is likely to happen on your first lesson. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up, some technical training comprising some hand attacks, blocks, stances and kicks, an introduction to some forms (Poomse), a few tips on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to stretch muscles and relax.
The United Kingdom governing body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you would like to join a Taekwondo class in Melton Mowbray, you'll also be required to become a member of this organization. You'll be able to learn about equality and safeguarding, events, beginning a new club, news, clubs and members, coaches and referees, coaching courses, first aid, safe practices, and more on the official British Taekwondo website, or find out the latest news reports on their Twitter or Facebook page.
Because there are various styles of Taekwondo there's never been any standardized arrangement for allocating belts (ranks). What exists is however quite similar and comprises two belt groupings "senior" and "junior" (black and colour), each one of these groups is divided into ranks, eight to twelve colours in the case of juniors and nine "blacks" for the seniors.
Melton Mowbray Taekwondo instructors can usually help you with Taekwondo equipment, Taekwondo for kids, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo for senior citizens, beginners Taekwondo, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo patterns, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo kicks and more martial arts stuff in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Also find: Eye Kettleby Taekwondo classes, Scalford Taekwondo classes, Asfordby Taekwondo classes, Brentingby Taekwondo classes, Great Dalby Taekwondo classes, Asfordby Hill Taekwondo classes, Kirby Bellars Taekwondo classes, Holwell Taekwondo classes, Frisby on the Wreake Taekwondo classes, Burton Lazars Taekwondo classes, Thorpe Arnold Taekwondo classes, Waltham on the Wolds Taekwondo classes, Welby Taekwondo and more Leicestershire Taekwondo clubs.
Melton Mowbray Taekwondo classes aren't just for folks in Melton Mowbray itself but also for martial arts followers from Brentingby, Asfordby, Asfordby Hill, Scalford, Waltham on the Wolds, Thorpe Arnold, Burton Lazars, Kirby Bellars, Welby, Great Dalby, Frisby on the Wreake, Holwell, Eye Kettleby and other surrounding places.
Suggested reading: Taekwon-Do Patterns: From Beginner to Black Belt, Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo (Doug Cook and Richard Chun), A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do (Alex Gillis), The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense.
More Leicestershire Taekwondo classes: Groby, Hinckley, Castle Donington, Markfield, Mountsorrel, Sileby, Lutterworth, Broughton Astley, Anstey, Aylestone, Whetstone, Barwell, Ibstock, Market Harborough, Wigston, Braunstone, Syston, Enderby, Loughborough, Quorn, Glenfield, Narborough, Countesthorpe, Melton Mowbray, Barrow upon Soar, Ashby-de-La-Zouch, Earl Shilton, Measham, Leicester, Thurmaston, Fleckney, Oadby, Burbage, Market Bosworth, Shepshed, Blaby, Glen Parva, Coalville.
Taekwondo classes in other UK areas: Swadlincote, Wetherby, Newton Aycliffe, Southsea, Aberdare, Rochdale, Market Harborough, Eastleigh, Grimsby, Basingstoke, Burgess Hill, Durham, Lancing, St Helens, East Grinstead, Walsall, Swansea, Skipton, Wythall, Staveley, Cirencester, New Milton, Whitehaven, Esher, Wimborne Minster, Darwen, Bacup.
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(This taekwondo Melton Mowbray article was checked and updated on 07-10-2022)