Ormskirk Taekwondo (L39): Developed in the nineteen forties in Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown dramatically in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a means by which to boost your confidence, bolster your self-respect, learn some self-defence moves and strengthen your body and mind, it has been adopted by millions of fitness enthusiasts worldwide.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Ormskirk and is particularly suitable for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. It could prove too taxing for some older adults, but shouldn't be a problem for those who are already fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Ormskirk at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo was only developed fairly recently in Korea (1945). Some schools called "kwans", merging various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics. In Taekwondo the emphasis is on kicking, especially rapid kicking strategies, spinning/jumping kicks and head kicks. Today Ormskirk Taekwondo classes comply with this tradition.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has more than 60 million followers all over the world, and even though you might not aspire to be an Olympic Games sportsman, you can still join a Taekwondo class or club to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and worthwhile activity.
For many folks in Ormskirk, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo which holds the most appeal. And in these times of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it really is no surprise that this features high up on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your capability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect those around you and learn self-restraint.
Your eagerly learned Taekwondo skills will more than likely never need to be tried and tested outside the controlled setting of an organised Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson
If Taekwondo is not an activity that you've ever had a go at previously, you'll most likely be curious about what you should be expecting from your very first lesson should you make your mind up to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in the Ormskirk area have different ideas about this but roughly; you'll take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you'll do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you are going to practice sparring techniques and lastly you will perform a warm-down to get your body back into a relaxed state once more.
Any person wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Ormskirk has to also become a member of British Taekwondo which is the regulating body of the sport in Great Britain. By visiting British Taekwondo's official website you can obtain info on health and safety, coaches and referees, news, equality and safeguarding, first aid, clubs and members, coaching courses, events, starting a new Taekwondo club, and many more Taekwondo related facts.
A typical Taekwondo competition includes breaking, patterns and sparring, in the Olympics only sparring is included. That being said there can also be some special events in particular tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) contests are purely soft-contact events, whilst ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) contests allow some hand attacks towards the head. There are additionally a number of multi-discipline contests.
More Taekwondo Help and Guidance
To see what's trending on social websites check this out. To join the world of Taekwondo visit a Taekwondo forum, subjects include things like "The Instructors Room", "Health and Fitness", "Self Defense", "Taekwondo Patterns", "General Discussion" and "Taekwondo Sparring". To order male and female groin guards, sparring gloves, Taekwondo belts, fighter gloves, foot socks, doboks, gum shields, shin guards, Taekwondo outfits, mats, foot guards, body protectors, forearm guards, hand pads, head guards and chest guards, go look at Fight Equipment UK. To read a lot more about Taekwondo forms, check this out See a simple You Tube guide on Taekwondo here. To get more information regarding historical influences, school of thought, promotion, belts and ranks, styles and organisations, patterns (forms), competitions, Korean Taekwondo vocabulary, the history of Taekwondo and equipment and facilities, check out the Wikipedia page (here).
Ormskirk Taekwondo instructors can usually help you with Taekwondo forms, the rules of Taekwondo, Taekwondo for children, Taekwondo fitness, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo for seniors, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo taster lessons, Taekwondo uniforms and other martial arts stuff in Ormskirk, Lancashire.
Also find: Rainford Taekwondo classes, Bickerstaffe Taekwondo classes, Halsall Taekwondo classes, Snape Green Taekwondo classes, Burscough Taekwondo classes, Westhead Taekwondo classes, Burscough Bridge Taekwondo classes, Lathorn Taekwondo classes, Southport Taekwondo classes, Carr Cross Taekwondo classes, Skelmersdale Taekwondo classes, Scarisbrick Taekwondo classes, Stanley Gate and Maghull Taekwondo classes, Newburgh Taekwondo and more Lancashire Taekwondo schools.
Ormskirk Taekwondo classes are not solely for people in Ormskirk itself but also for devotees from Stanley Gate and Maghull, Southport, Bickerstaffe, Snape Green, Westhead, Lathorn, Halsall, Carr Cross, Newburgh, Burscough, Skelmersdale, Scarisbrick, Burscough Bridge, Rainford and other nearby places.
Recommended reading: Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim, Taekwon-Do Patterns: From Beginner to Black Belt by Jim Hogan, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns by Marc Tedeschi, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics (Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan), Taekwondo: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior, Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns.
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(This taekwondo Ormskirk information was revised and updated on 07-10-2022)