Quedgeley Taekwondo (GL2): If you're planning to take up a new hobby which will enable you to learn self-defence, develop your body and mind, enhance your self-respect and boost your confidence, you might consider Taekwondo as a possible option. Since its beginnings in Korea during the 1940's, this more contemporary martial art has continued to grow in popularity.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Quedgeley, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. 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 in Quedgeley who take up Taekwondo at a young age, will find that carrying it on into older adulthood is not a problem. Something a bit softer like Tai Chi might be more suitable for the less agile of you.
Taekwondo was only developed fairly recently in Korea (1945). Some new schools called "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics. The emphasis of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, rapid kicking strategies and turning/jumping kicks, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, meaning "the way of the foot and fist".
The total number of Taekwondo enthusiasts worldwide, now exceeds 60 million. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to anyone, and heading along to a local Quedgeley Taekwondo class or club is the easiest way to get yourself involved. While reaching Olympic standard may be beyond you, there isn't any reason why you can't still become a Taekwondo master.
For a lot of people in Quedgeley, it is the self-defence element of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in city and town centres, it is no surprise that this features high up on people's list of priorities. It is a primary element of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your capacity to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect those around you and learn self-restraint.
Your newly mastered Taekwondo skills will most likely never have to be proven outside the monitored environment of an actual Taekwondo class, however being aware of the fact that you've got them will instill you with self-confidence.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson
If Taekwondo is not an activity that you've ever had a go at previously, you will doubtless be wondering what you should be expecting from your initial lesson should you make up your mind to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in Quedgeley have different ideas about this but roughly; you'll participate in a fifteen to twenty minute warm-up, you'll do a certain amount of technical training, you will learn some forms, you'll practice sparring methods and last but not least you will warm-down to help your body get back into a state of relaxation.
If you want to join a Taekwondo club in Quedgeley, you'll also have to become a member of the sport's official governing body, namely British Taekwondo. You can find loads of info on beginning a new club, coaching courses, equality and safeguarding, safe practices, coaches and referees, clubs and members, news, events, first aid, and more, by going to the British Taekwondo website.
Quedgeley Taekwondo classes aren't just for the people of Quedgeley but also for followers from Minsterworth, Churcham, Brookthorpe, Gloucester, Abbeydale, Tuffley, Moreton Valence, Matson, Elmore, Hardwicke, Kingsway, Hempsted, Upton St Leonards, Haresfield, Highnam, Edge and other Gloucestershire places and postcodes such as GL2 5NL, GL2 4GT, GL2 6ND, GL2 6GG, GL2 4LZ, GL2 4GF, GL2 4NF, GL2 4FX, GL2 6JW, GL2 6WG. Checking this out will make sure that you're accessing local providers of Taekwondo. Quedgeley residents are able to utilise these and countless other related classes.
Taekwondo Tournaments and Competitions
Taekwondo tournaments and competitions are held around the world in all the different styles. There is generally not much hard contact but patterns (forms), breaking and sparring. Olympic and WT competitions only consist of sparring, in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) tournaments certain hand attacks are allowed to the head. Some other bodies hold multi-discipline competitions.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks
Taekwondo is famous for its vast array of kicks, over and above any other recognized martial art. Here are just a few: Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi). Blocks: To repulse the numerous hand attacks and kicks there are an equally diverse selection of "blocks". Held in various positions, they use the hand and parts of the arm. Each and every "block" can be combined with a kick or punch to establish a counter-attack, and each is meant for a certain type of attack. The key blocks (makgi) in Taekwondo include: Knife Hand Block, Upper Block, Low Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Nine Block, Rising Block, Double Forearm Block, Single Forearm Block and Palm Block.
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Taekwondo related books: Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce, Tae Kwon Do by Richard Chun, Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee), Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns (Stuart Anslow), Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense.
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
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