Reigate Taekwondo (RH2): First established in Korea during the nineteen forties and fifties, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that's become increasingly popular over the past three decades. For folks who would like to strengthen your mind and body, enhance your self-respect, build your confidence and learn a bit of self-defence, Taekwondo could be the perfect hobby or fitness activity.
It's got to be asserted that Taekwondo can be pretty physically challenging, which may put off the older and less nimble folks in Reigate from becoming involved. To be fair, the most frequent participants of Taekwondo classes are kids and the younger generation, but unquestionably older individuals who are in decent physical health can easily participate and get benefits from this activity.
Taekwondo is a martial art that primarily features kicking moves and manoeuvres, most notably rapid kicking methods, jumping/spinning kicks and head-height kicks. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea in the 1940's, when a number of martial arts specialists established schools called "kwans", which merged a number of martial arts practices.
Taekwondo has become extremely popular in Reigate and around the globe, with over sixty million participants worldwide. Becoming a member of a local Reigate Taekwondo class or club is a great way to become involved in this activity which has even featured in the Olympic Games ever since the Sydney Games of 2000. Although you may not have any ambitions to get involved in Olympic competition, there is certainly no reason why you shouldn't become an expert at this challenging martial art and have some fun in the process.
For a lot of folks in Reigate, it is the self-defence element of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increasing violence, especially in town and city centres, it really is little 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 ability to defend yourself while at the same time learning to respect others and learn self-restraint.
There's a very good chance that your newly learned Taekwondo skills will never need to be proven in the outside world, but it will most certainly give you reassurance knowing that they are there should you ever be in need of them.
Your First Taekwondo Class
If you've just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you'll be wondering what to expect. This may vary from class to class but will generally involve all or most of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up, a bit of technical training which will involve learning some kicks, blocking techniques, stances and hand attacks, a look at some forms, some ideas on sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and last but not least a warm down to prevent cramping and muscle spasms.
Taekwondo also of course has its own governing body, and in the British Isles it is British Taekwondo. Everyone wishing to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Reigate have to become registered members of this organisation. By viewing British Taekwondo's official website you will be able to obtain details on news, safeguarding and equality, health and safety, coaching courses, members and clubs, first aid, events, referees and coaching, launching a new club, and lots more Taekwondo related facts.
Since there are various different kinds of Taekwondo there's never really been any standardized system for assigning belts (ranks). What exists however is quite similar and involves 2 belt groups "junior" and "senior" ("colour" and "black"), each one of these groupings is split into grades, eight to twelve colours in the case of juniors and nine "blacks" for seniors.
A regular Taekwondo tournament incorporates sparring, patterns (forms) and breaking, in the Olympics only sparring is included. Having said that there can also be some special categories in particular competitions such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT competitions are purely soft-contact events, while International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) contests allow some hand attacks to the head. There are additionally some multi-discipline tournaments.
It does not matter what you're standing is or who you are in the world of Taekwondo, at one point you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We have all started like this and are only able to learn and develop through practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Reigate are the best place to begin that learning process and to pick up the necessary basics so that you can gain confidence and proceed with your exciting Taekwondo adventure. Almost all beginner classes are geared up to be fun and friendly, delivering a slow introduction to the basic Taekwondo values and building a firm base for the future.
Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
Main Benefits of Taekwondo
- Teach self-defence tactics by coaching you to recognize instances where self-defence could be needed, and allowing you to turn these scenarios in your favour
- Reduce stress and anxiety using advanced breath control
- Enhance your self-esteem by elevating both physical and mental powers
- Turbocharge flexibility, stamina and agility through intense cardiovascular effort
- Greater discipline and willpower by extensively training your body and mind in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo
- Empower your mind and body through enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination
- Grow in your confidence by inspiring you to succeed and to take control of your life
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Bibliography: ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence by Doug Cook, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) (Kim Bok Man), Taekwon-Do Patterns (Jim Hogan), Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary (Phil Pearce), Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction (Marc Tedeschi).
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