Norton-on-Derwent Taekwondo (YO17): Developed in the 1940's in Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown in popularity in recent times. Known as a way to develop your body and mind, bolster your self-esteem, boost your confidence and learn to defend yourself better, it has been adopted by tens of millions of people worldwide.
While people of all ages in Norton-on-Derwent can of course participate in Taekwondo, it is particularly suited to the younger generation since it can be quite physically demanding, children can especially benefit from its teachings of self-discipline and the respect of others. It can sometimes be too taxing for older adults unless they are exceptionally fit and active. Carrying their Taekwondo experience through into older adulthood should not however be a problem for those who start when they are younger. Something a bit softer like Tai Chi might be more suitable for the less agile of you.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in around 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not coined until the 1950's. A group of Korean martial arts fanatics in Seoul established some innovative new schools called "kwans", where they practiced a mixture of martial arts techniques. The main focus of Taekwondo, as it later became known, is on kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/turning kicks, rapid kicking styles and head-height kicks. Today Norton-on-Derwent Taekwondo classes stick to this tradition.
At present an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has more than 60 million practitioners all around the world, and though you may not have any ambitions to be an Olympic Games medalist, you are still able to enroll in a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding pastime.
For many folks in Norton-on-Derwent, it is the self-defence element of Taekwondo which holds the most appeal. And in these days of ever increasing violence, especially in city and town centres, it really is little surprise that this sits high on people's priority lists. It is a key element of Taekwondo that you are able to gain more confidence in your capability to defend yourself while at the same time learning to respect those around you and practice self-restraint.
These self-defence techniques may in due course prove to be useful in your everyday life, although it is far more likely that you will solely be using them within a monitored class setting. However it is a wonderful feeling knowing that you'll always be in a position to defend yourself when you have to.
Your First Class
If you have never tried Taekwondo before, you might be intrigued to know just what is going to occur on your first class. This will vary from class to class but will typically entail most or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen your muscles, a little technical training comprising some kicks, hand attacks, stances and blocks, an introduction to patterns or forms, a look at sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing.
Taekwondo of course also has its own official governing body, and in the UK it is British Taekwondo. Anybody wishing to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Norton-on-Derwent must become a member of this organisation. You can find plenty of facts about coaches and referees, events, news, first aid, starting a new club, coaching courses, clubs and members, safeguarding and equality, health and safety, and more, by popping along to British Taekwondo's official website.
Norton-on-Derwent Taekwondo classes aren't just suitable for people in Norton-on-Derwent itself but also for enthusiasts from Wykeham, Appleton-le-Street, Coneysthorpe, Amotherby, Welham, High Hutton, Easthorpe, Malton, Rillington, Scragglethorpe, Eddlethorpe, Settrington, Kennythorpe, Barton-le-Street, Castle Howard, Ryton, Crambeck Village, North Grimston, Musley Bank, Birdsall, Old Malton, Hildenley and other surrounding areas and postcodes such as YO17 8AF, YO17 9HF, YO17 9DJ, YO17 9NG, YO17 9FD, YO17 9ET, YO17 8DP, YO17 9JL, YO17 8BZ, YO17 9AS. Checking this out should guarantee that you are accessing local providers of Taekwondo. Norton-on-Derwent residents are able to benefit from these and countless other related classes.
Beginners Taekwondo Norton-on-Derwent
As with any activity or sport we need to start somewhere, and Taekwondo's exactly the same. Even the leading Norton-on-Derwent Taekwondo exponents were total novices at one point. So, exactly what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? A beginners class should give its students enough instruction to teach them the basic principles and allow them to build confidence as they progress. An ideal beginners class should be fun as well as educational, when students are enjoying themselves they're far more engaged and will learn faster.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Taekwondo forms (also known as patterns or Poomse) are characterised by particular elements like direction, technique and stance. From the beginning you'll get to grips with some of the important forms, and in order to progress through the grades (belts) you will need to master some more technical ones.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
There are of course, plenty of benefits to be gained from practicing Taekwondo, and the following are just a hint of the ones that might be appealing to you: Lessen anxiety and stress using advanced breath control, Build confidence by pushing you to seize control of your life and succeed, More self-discipline by thoroughly schooling your body and mind in the concepts and techniques of Taekwondo, Supercharge flexibility, stamina and agility by way of intensive cardiovascular effort, Learn self-defence techniques by training you to understand circumstances in which self-defence may be required, and enabling you to control such scenarios in your favour, Increase feelings of self-esteem by maximizing your mental and physical health, Toughen up your body and mind through enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination.
British Taekwondo controlled tournaments require certain safety equipment to be worn to safeguard contenders from getting injured due to the forceful kicking that occurs. These safety products include: a gum shield, shin pads, forearm protectors, hand protectors, a groin protector, red/blue body armour and a blue or red head protector.
We can practically guarantee that if you participate in Taekwondo you'll improve your levels of fitness, gain self-confidence and make new friends. If that's all that you get out of it, then that is great, you can call it an achievement! We aren't all vying to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you that are, still have to start with that very first step. Good luck with your adventure!
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List of further reading: Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee), A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics (Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan), Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction (Marc Tedeschi), TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) (Kim Bok Man), Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy (Doug Cook).
Taekwondo Information and Advice
To follow discussions concerning Taekwondo visit the Taekwondo Forum HERE, subjects include "General Discussion", "Health and Fitness", "The Instructors Room", "Taekwondo Patterns", "Self Defense" and "Taekwondo Sparring". To acquire more information regarding historical influences, the history of Taekwondo, school of thought, competition, patterns (forms), vocabulary, equipment and facilities, styles and organisations and promotion, ranks and belts, have a look at the dedicated Wikipedia page (here). To read a short article about international Taekwondo organisations, head here To view and order doboks, chest guards, belts, sparring gloves, body protectors, Taekwondo apparel, foam head guards, foot socks, forearm guards, groin guards, gum shields, mats, shin guards, foot guards, focus pads and fighting gloves, take a look at Playwell. To find out about the latest Taekwondo developments on social websites check this out. See a YouTube video clip on Taekwondo here.
North Yorkshire Taekwondo Enquiries
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Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
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Taekwondo Around Norton-on-Derwent
Folks who live in the following roads and areas have recently sent in enquiries about Taekwondo classes - Priorpot Way, Millrace Close, Lakeside Way, St Peter's Crescent, Paddock Close, Vine Drive, Wealdon Court, Winston Court, Scarborough Road, Langton Road, Brindle Way, Burdale Close, Dean Road, Mallard View, The Ridings, Ryedale Close, Heron Way, Plum Street, Wallgates Lane, Station Way, Crown Grove, The Chase, Menethorpe Lane, Old Court Close, Hambleton Road, Beechwood Road, as well as the following local Norton-on-Derwent postcodes: YO17 8AF, YO17 9HF, YO17 9DJ, YO17 9NG, YO17 9FD, YO17 9ET, YO17 8DP, YO17 9JL, YO17 8BZ, YO17 9AS. Folks in these streets recently enquired about Taekwondo. Norton-on-Derwent residents enjoyed the benefits of competent and top quality Taekwondo classes in all cases.
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