Taekwondo Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil Taekwondo (CF47): First created in Korea during the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast paced combatative sport which has become more and more popular over the past thirty years or so. For those of you who need to bolster your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind, build your confidence and learn to defend yourself better, Taekwondo could be the perfect hobby or fitness activity.
Due to its rather more physical attributes, Taekwondo is possibly more suited to the younger person in Merthyr Tydfil and is particularly suited to kids because it's great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults could find it somewhat too challenging unless they're especially fit and active. However, those who take up Taekwondo in Merthyr Tydfil from a young age will find that they can easily continue with it into older adulthood. The less nimble of you might consider participating in something softer like Tai Chi.
Based mainly around kicking manoeuvres and moves like jumping/spinning kicks, head kicks and rapid kicking strategies, Taekwondo was devised from the practices of various diverse martial arts, by a number of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" in the nineteen forties and fifties. These "Kwans" were given the names Chungdo Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Songmu Kwan and Jido Kwan.
Ever since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been a competitive Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular throughout the world with some 60 million people or more actively attending classes. And it is by enrolling in a Taekwondo class or club that you can begin your adventure of learning this fascinating activity.
For the men, women and children of Merthyr Tydfil who are keen on the idea of learning a martial art, a major priority is the element of self-defence. Considering that this is a key principle of Taekwondo, it's not difficult to appreciate the attraction of this specific sport. With the extra reward of developing self-restraint and having a deep-rooted respect for others, getting involved in a local Merthyr Tydfil Taekwondo class would seem to be an easy decision.
Your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will most likely never need to be put to the test outside the regulated atmosphere of an actual Taekwondo class, however being aware that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Merthyr Tydfil Taekwondo Class
If you come to a decision to register for a Taekwondo class in Merthyr Tydfil, the first thing you'll want to know is what will occur on the very first class and just what will the coach expect to see from you. Different Taekwondo masters in Merthyr Tydfil will compile diverse routines for this initial lesson but you can expect to do a 15 minute warm-up to loosen your muscles and get the blood circulating, learn a few Poomse (forms, cover some practical training (kicks, blocks, hand attacks and stances), do a bit of sparring, and last but not least, warm-down.
The body regulating Taekwondo in the UK is British Taekwondo and anyone wishing to join a Taekwondo class in Merthyr Tydfil must also become a member of British Taekwondo. By going to British Taekwondo's website you'll be able to obtain information regarding first aid, coaches and referees, events, health and safety, safeguarding and equality, members and clubs, starting a new club, news, coaching courses, and lots more Taekwondo related issues.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms)
Novices just starting out Taekwondo do not have to stress excessively about forms (Poomse, patterns) in the early days, however they'll get to grips with some basic ones for starters and advance to more complicated forms as they move through the various belts (grades/dans). A form is indicated by particular aspects of Taekwondo including technique, direction and stance. Getting to grips with such techniques is a vital part of mastering Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Beginners Classes
It matters not what you're capable of or who you are in the world of Taekwondo, at one time you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We've all started out like this and are only able to improve and learn with practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Merthyr Tydfil are the place to start that learning process and to pick up the basic principles so you can build confidence and move forward in your Taekwondo adventure. Almost all beginner classes are created to be friendly and fun, offering a gradual introduction to the fundamental Taekwondo principles and building a solid foundation for the future.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment
Safety gear such as a red/blue head guard, a gum shield, blue/red body armour (hogu), shin pads, hand protectors, forearm protectors and a groin protector must be worn in all matches supervised by British Taekwondo. Protection from injury is imperative thanks to the potent kicks that are an integral element of this sport.
Key Benefits of Taekwondo
- Help with self-defence techniques by helping you understand situations where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to control such scenarios to your advantage
- Improve self-esteem by heightening both mental and physical powers
- Turbocharge agility, stamina and flexibility by way of intense cardiovascular exertion
- Strengthen your mind and body via increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination
- Greater discipline and willpower by extensively educating your mind and body in the strategies and concepts of Taekwondo
- Beef up your confidence by helping you to take control of your life and succeed
- Reduce stress with controlled breathing
Merthyr Tydfil Taekwondo teachers can generally help you with women's Taekwondo, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo for toddlers, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo moves, private Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for senior citizens, Taekwondo equipment, Taekwondo tuition, one-to-one Taekwondo classes and other martial arts stuff in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
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(This taekwondo Merthyr Tydfil page was reviewed and updated on 06-06-2022)