Morley Taekwondo (LS27): If you have been looking at taking up a hobby to accomplish some particular goals such as to learn some self-defence moves, strengthen your body and mind, enhance your self-esteem and build your confidence, Taekwondo could be ideal for you. Since its beginnings in Korea during the 1940's, this relatively modern martial art has grown in popularity.
Images of young children doing energetic kicks and rapid punching manoeuvres, are what come to mind at the mere mention of Taekwondo. Whilst the physical demands of Taekwondo perhaps make it more suitable for the younger and fitter generation, it can be practiced by people of every age group. It should however be said that if you are relatively agile you will definately get more enjoyment out of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly features kicking manoeuvres and moves, most notably head-height kicks, jumping/turning kicks and rapid kicking styles. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a number of martial arts enthusiasts founded schools called "kwans", which blended a variety of martial arts practices.
Taekwondo has become extremely popular in Morley and all over the world, with more than sixty million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Morley Taekwondo club or class is an excellent way to get involved with this sport which has even been included in the Olympic Games ever since the Sydney Games of 2000. Though you may not have any ambitions to be involved in Olympic competition, there's certainly no reason why you should not become a maestro of this remarkable martial art and have some fun along the way.
People in Morley take up Taekwondo for many reasons but it is the self-defence aspect that appeals to most. This is not surprising when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in town and city centres these days. In fact one of the key principles of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst exercising self-restraint and a respect for others.
Your newly mastered Taekwondo skills will more than likely never need to be tested outside of an organised Taekwondo class, however being aware that you have them will instill you with self-confidence.
Your First Taekwondo Class
For those of you who've never tried Taekwondo before, you will no doubt be intrigued to know what to expect from your first class. This could vary from school to school but will normally involve all or most of the following. A warm up lasting 15 to 20 minutes, some technical training involving learning some hand attacks, blocks, kicks and stances, a look at some forms (Poomse), a look at sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and to round off a warm down to stretch tired muscles and relax.
If you want to join a Taekwondo club in Morley, you will also have to become a member of the sport's regulating body, namely British Taekwondo. By exploring British Taekwondo's official website you will be able to discover information on coaching courses, starting a new club, events, safeguarding and equality, members and clubs, news, coaches and competition referees, health and safety, first aid, and lots more Taekwondo related facts.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo
The benefits which may be acquired by taking part in Taekwondo lessons in Morley are many and varied, amongst the most significant are: Beef up your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Increase agility, flexibility and stamina through intensive cardiovascular exertion, Strengthen your body and mind through improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Reduce anxiety with controlled breathing, Improve self-esteem by intensifying both physical and mental powers, Greater self-discipline by methodically training your body and mind in the principles and strategies of Taekwondo, Teach you self-defence by training you to recognize situations where self-defence may be necessary, and allowing you to turn these situations in your favour.
Morley Taekwondo for Beginners
Learners setting out on their Taekwondo experience in Morley will at first register for a beginners class. Beginners classes are terrific, since there's not any pressure and everything's carried out at a slow and casual pace. Having fun while learning is the main aim to start with and students who are having a great time tend to learn much quicker and digest more of what they are being shown. Even Taekwondo masters began as inexperienced novices, so take that very first step and who knows where you'll finish up!
Matches governed by British Taekwondo guidelines require various items of protective gear to be worn, these include things like: blue/red body armour (hogu), hand guards, a gum shield, shin pads, forearm protectors, a groin guard and a red/blue head guard. This is necessary on account of the formidable kicking moves being employed.
What you get from Taekwondo will be directly related to what you invest in it (as is the case with life in general). Many of you will merely want to meet different people, make new friends and improve your fitness levels, some might aspire to move on to tournaments and competitions or maybe even the Olympics. But bear in mind, we cannot all end up being a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Better discipline and willpower by extensively training your mind and body in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo
- Help with self-defence tactics by showing you how to recognise scenarios in which self-defence may be required, and allowing you to manipulate such scenarios in your favour
- Improve flexibility, agility and stamina through intensive cardiovascular effort
- Build up your confidence by pushing you to seize control of your life and succeed
- Enhance feelings of self-esteem by elevating your mental and physical health
- Reduces anxiety with controlled breathing
- Strengthen your mind and body by increased physical coordination and mental discipline
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List of Taekwondo related publications: Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo by Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang Kim, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary (Phil Pearce), Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee), Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior by Doug Cook, Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns by Stuart Anslow.
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(This taekwondo Morley content was checked and updated on 07-10-2022)