Ottery St Mary Taekwondo (EX11): If you have been looking around Ottery St Mary for some ideas for a new hobby, you might want to consider Taekwondo as a possibility. Practising this skill will enable you to develop your body and mind, learn some valuable self-defence techniques, bolster your self-esteem and boost your confidence. This more modern martial art has quickly grown in popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Ottery St Mary, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. Unless they are particularly fit and active, older adults may find it too physically taxing. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Ottery St Mary, started when they were younger. The less agile of you might find that Tai Chi which is a bit softer is more suitable.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently introduced of the martial arts, with its early beginnings in Korea in 1945. A number of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul established some schools which they called "kwans", merging a number of martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, primarily consists of kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking strategies, head-height kicks and spinning/jumping kicks.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Ottery St Mary and with over 60 million others worldwide. Since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a go, joining a local Ottery St Mary Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved. While you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most appeal to people in Ottery St Mary is the self-defence aspect of it. This is not surprising when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in town and city centres these days. Learning to defend yourself while at the same time applying self-restraint and a respect for others is a key benefit of Taekwondo.
Your eagerly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be tried and tested outside of an organized Taekwondo class, however being aware of the fact that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson
If you decide on registering for a Taekwondo class in Ottery St Mary, the first thing you will want to know is what will occur on the first lesson and exactly what will the tutor expect to see from you. Different Taekwondo masters in the Ottery St Mary area will formulate diverse routines for this first lesson but you should be expecting to do a 15-20 minute warm-up to loosen your muscles and get the blood pumping, learn some basic Poomse (forms, go through some technical training (hand attacks, stances, kicks and blocks), do a small amount of sparring, and last but not least, a warm-down.
If you would like to sign up to a Taekwondo class in Ottery St Mary, you'll also have to register with the sport's regulating body, namely British Taekwondo. You can find a lot of details on events, coaching courses, launching a new Taekwondo club, coaches and referees, health and safety, equality and safeguarding, news, members and clubs, first aid, and more, by going to British Taekwondo's official website.
Ottery St Mary Taekwondo classes are not just for the people of Ottery St Mary itself but also for enthusiasts from East Hill, Metcombe, Cadhay, Feniton, Fairmile, Clyst St Lawrence, Wiggaton, Taleford, Alfington, Southbrook, Putts Corner, Fluxton, Fenny Bridges, Sidbury, Perkin's Village, Lancercombe, Aylesbeare, Aller Grove, West Hill, Cobden, Higher Metcombe, Gosford, Rockbeare, Whimple and other Devon places and postcodes such as EX11 1DX, EX11 1BW, EX11 1AS, EX11 1RF, EX11 1EU, EX11 1DJ, EX11 1HH, EX11 1EY, EX11 1DG, EX11 1GY. Verifying this should confirm you are accessing locally based providers of Taekwondo. Ottery St Mary residents can benefit from these and many other similar classes.
Competitions governed by British Taekwondo guidelines require various pieces of protective gear to be worn, these include things like: forearm protectors, shin guards, hand protectors, a red/blue head protector, a groin protector, a red or blue trunk guard (hogu) and a mouth protector. This is crucial because of the formidable kicking movements being employed.
Taekwondo forms (also referred to as Poomse or patterns) are characterized by specified aspects like technique, stance and direction. From the start you will be taught a few of the standard forms, and so as to progress through the various grades (belts) you'll need to master some more complicated ones.
Taekwondo Tournaments and Competitions
Taekwondo tournaments are held across the globe in all of the various styles. There's usually not a whole lot of hard contact but breaking, sparring and patterns. Olympic and WT (World Taekwondo) contests comprise only sparring, in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) competitions specified hand attacks are permitted to the head. Some other associations hold multi-discipline competitions.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks
One of the primary features of Taekwondo is kicking, here is a selection of the standard kicking movements: Roundhouse Kick, Side Kick, Back Kick, Front Kick, Push Kick, Axe Kick, Crescent Kick, Whip or Hook Kick. Taekwondo Blocks: Taekwondo "blocks", which are used to repulse the different attacking movements, are called Makgi. Employing the hand and different areas of the arm, they are held in diverse positions. Each form of attack necessitates a particular style of block, counter-attacks can be produced by integrating a block with a retaliatory kick or punch. The main "blocks" (makgi) include: Upper Block, Knife Hand Block, Single Forearm Block, Double Forearm Block, Low Block, Nine Block, Rising Block, Palm Block and Double Knife Hand Block.
The benefits that you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you put into it (as applies with life in general). The majority of you will purely wish to meet different people, improve your fitness levels and make new friends, some may want to move on to tournaments and competitions or possibly even the Olympics. But bear in mind, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
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Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Strengthen your body and mind by improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination
- Turbocharge flexibility, agility and stamina by way of strenuous cardiovascular exertion
- Beef up your confidence by inspiring you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Develop self-discipline by comprehensively training your body and mind in the techniques and principles of Taekwondo
- Learn self-defence tactics by showing you how to realize circumstances where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to turn these kinds of situations in your favour
- Increase feelings of self-esteem by sharpening both physical and mental powers
- Lower anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises
Taekwondo publications: Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction by Marc Tedeschi, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, Taekwon-Do Patterns by Jim Hogan, ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings by Keith McMullen, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense (Kevin Hornsey), A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do by Alex Gillis, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence (Doug Cook).
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