Paignton Taekwondo (TQ3): A Korean martial art that was developed in the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you'd like to enhance your self-respect, boost your confidence, learn some valuable self-defence techniques and develop your mind and body, Taekwondo may be just the activity for you.
Since Taekwondo has fairly high physical demands, it is perhaps more suitable for the younger people of Paignton. That isn't to say that older people can't get involved in this popular activity, but just that there may be alternative martial arts that are more appropriate for the less nimble of us. Tai Chi is a perfect illustration.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently established of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A number of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", incorporating a number of martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which was ultimately called, mainly entails kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, spinning/jumping kicks and fast kicking strategies.
Taekwondo now has over 60 million practitioners worldwide and has become very popular in Paignton and throughout the UK. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everyone, and joining a local Paignton Taekwondo club or class is the best way to get yourself involved. While reaching Olympic standard may be aiming a bit high, there is no reason why you cannot become a Taekwondo master.
For the men, women and children of Paignton who wish to learn a martial art, a big priority is the element of self-defence. Considering that this is a key principle of Taekwondo, it's not difficult to see the appeal of this specific sport. With the added reward of developing self-restraint and having a degree of respect for those around you, getting involved in a local Paignton Taekwondo class seems to be an easy decision.
Such self-defence techniques may sooner or later come in handy in the outside world, although it's far more likely that you'll solely be testing them within a supervised class setting. Nevertheless it is a reassuring feeling knowing the fact that you can always successfully defend yourself if you have to.
Your First Taekwondo Class
If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first class. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase heart rate and loosen your muscles, a bit of technical training which will involve learning some hand attacks, kicks, blocking techniques and stances, an introduction to forms or patterns, a look at sparring including good timing, precise movement and the accurate targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
The body governing Taekwondo in the British Isles is British Taekwondo and any individual wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Paignton has to also become a member of British Taekwondo. By viewing the official British Taekwondo website you can read details about coaching courses, health and safety, events, referees and coaching, safeguarding and equality, news, starting a new club, first aid, members and clubs, and lots more Taekwondo related facts.
Taekwondo is famous for its vast array of kicking moves, over and above any other martial art. Here are just a selection: Axe Kick, Hook or Whip Kick, Crescent Kick, Back Kick, Side Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Push Kick, Front Kick. Blocks: To stop and avert an incoming Taekwondo attack, blocks (known as Makgi) are employed. They are held in particular positions and employ the hands with different sections of the arm. Certain attacks call for particular blocks, but "blocks" can also be changed into counter-attacking movements by combining retaliatory punches or kicks. The most important blocks include: Double Knife Hand Block, Double Forearm Block, Single Forearm Block, Low Block, Knife Hand Block, Nine Block, Palm Block, Upper Block and Rising Block.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns)
Taekwondo forms (also called patterns or Poomse) are distinguished by specific facets like stance, direction and technique. From the beginning you will learn some of the basic forms, and so as to move through the various levels (belts) you will need to learn some more technical ones.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion)
In Taekwondo there is really no form of standardisation with regards to belts and ranking. It's all dependent upon what style you are considering, because there are such a lot of Taekwondo styles. They are however, generally separated into two groups "junior (colour) belts and "senior" (black) belts. The junior/colour ranks range from white to red, with from 8 to 12 rankings, while the black/senior belts normally have 9 rankings.
Competitions and Tournaments
Competitions and tournaments are a significant element of the overall Taekwondo legacy, and all of the various styles all over the world stage tournaments and competitions where Taekwondo masters gather together to compete. Hard contact is rarely permitted in any of these competitive events which mainly incorporate patterns, breaking and sparring. Sparring only is permitted in Olympic and World Taekwondo (WT) tournaments, whilst specified hand attacks are tolerated in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) events.
The benefits that you acquire from Taekwondo are going to be proportional to what you put into it (as is true of life in general). Most of you will just want to improve your fitness levels, meet different people and make new friends, some may want to move on to competitions or tournaments or possibly even the Olympic Games. But bear in mind, we cannot all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad.
Taekwondo Help and Guidance
To check out an informative article about the rules of Taekwondo, click here To follow conversations about Taekwondo visit one of the Taekwondo forums, threads include things like "Self Defense", "General Discussion", "Taekwondo Sparring", "Taekwondo Patterns", "Health and Fitness" and "The Instructors Room". Find out more about regarding historical influences, the philosophy of Taekwondo, patterns (forms), ranking, belts and promotion, organisations and styles, equipment and facilities, competitions and tournaments, the history of Taekwondo and Taekwondo vocabulary, check out the dedicated Wikipedia page HERE. To buy mats, hand pads, gum shields, doboks, chest protectors, foot guards, sparring gloves, Taekwondo clothes, belts, forearm guards, fighting gloves, body defenders, male and female groin guards, shin guards, foot socks and foam head guards, take a look at Amazon. Watch a YouTube video tutorial on Tae kwon do here. To discover more about the most recent Taekwondo developments on social media check this out.
Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Teach self-defence strategies by helping you to recognise situations where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to manipulate such scenarios in your favour
- Augment stamina, flexibility and agility by way of extreme cardiovascular exertion
- Develop discipline and willpower by extensively training your body and mind in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo
- Lessen anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises
- Toughen up your body and mind by way of improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination
- Build your confidence by helping you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Increase your self-esteem by sharpening your mental and physical health
Paignton Taekwondo teachers can generally help you with Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo taster classes, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo stances, women's Taekwondo, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo kicks, beginners Taekwondo, Taekwondo for older adults, Taekwondo for adults and more martial arts stuff in Paignton, Devon.
Also find: Goodrington Taekwondo classes, Blagdon Taekwondo classes, Waddeton Taekwondo classes, Galmpton Taekwondo classes, Churchston Ferrers Taekwondo classes, Brixham Taekwondo classes, Collaton Saint Mary Taekwondo classes, Shorton Taekwondo classes, Stoke Gabriel Taekwondo classes, Sandridge Taekwondo classes, Longcombe Taekwondo classes, Galmpton Warborough Taekwondo classes, Preston Taekwondo classes, Yalberton Taekwondo classes, Marldon Taekwondo classes, Tweenaway Taekwondo and more.
- Paignton Taekwondo Training
- Paignton Taekwondo for Kids
- Paignton One-to-One Taekwondo Training
- Paignton Taekwondo Clubs
- Paignton Family Taekwondo Sessions
- Paignton Beginners Taekwondo
- Paignton Taekwondo Taster Classes
- Paignton Taekwondo Instruction
- Paignton Taekwondo Lessons
- Paignton Taekwondo Tuition
- Paignton Taekwondo for Self-Defence
- Paignton Taekwondo Classes
- Paignton Adult Taekwondo
- Paignton Taekwondo for Fitness
Paignton Taekwondo classes are not only suitable for people in Paignton itself but also for students from Marldon, Galmpton Warborough, Shorton, Galmpton, Tweenaway, Brixham, Collaton Saint Mary, Yalberton, Longcombe, Sandridge, Waddeton, Stoke Gabriel, Churchston Ferrers, Goodrington, Blagdon, Preston and other nearby places.
Taekwondo classes in other UK areas: Cleckheaton, Wilmslow, Doncaster, Stowmarket, Craigavon, Sittingbourne, Seaford, Harlow, Ealing, Slough, Fenton, Stockport, Witham, Clevedon, Addlestone, Yate, South Woodham Ferrers, Gatley, Leyland, Shrewsbury, Stanford-le-Hope, Ware, Bedlington, Seaham, Ripley.
TOP - Taekwondo Paignton
Taekwondo Paignton - Women's Taekwondo Paignton - Taekwondo Master Paignton - Taekwondo Tuition Paignton - Taekwondo Club Paignton - Taekwondo Patterns Paignton - Taekwondo Training Paignton - Taekwondo Sparring Paignton - Taekwondo Lessons Paignton