Rickmansworth Taekwondo (WD3): If you would like to learn some valuable self-defence techniques, build your confidence, bolster your self-esteem and strengthen your mind and body, an ideal sport to take up is Taekwondo. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Owing to its more physical attributes, Taekwondo is maybe more appropriate for the younger person in Rickmansworth and is especially suited to children because it's great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults may find it somewhat too demanding unless they're particularly fit and active. However, those who persue Taekwondo in Rickmansworth from a young age will find that they can easily continue with it into older adulthood. The less agile of you might consider something gentler like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo is a martial art that primarily involves high-kicking manoeuvres, in particular spinning/jumping kicks, head-height kicks and rapid kicking strategies. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea in the 1940's, when a number of martial arts enthusiasts founded schools known as "kwans", which blended various martial arts practices.
Ever since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular throughout the world with some sixty million people or more actively taking classes. And it's by enrolling in a Taekwondo club or class that you are able to begin your quest of mastering this thrilling art.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and not surprisingly this is one of the primary reasons that folks in Rickmansworth join classes and take up the sport. There's been a troubling increase in violent practices in recent times and this is particularly common in town and city centres throughout Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and a deep respect for others, not such familiar qualities in Rickmansworth nowadays.
Such self-defence techniques may in due course come in handy in the outside world, although it is more likely you'll only be testing them within a monitored class setting. Yet it is an amazing feeling knowing the fact that you'll always be in a position to defend yourself when you need to.
Your First Rickmansworth Taekwondo Lesson
If you have never done Taekwondo previously, you could be somewhat anxious as to what can be expected on your very first lesson. This may vary from club to club but will typically comprise some or all of the following. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, a little technical training involving learning some hand attacks, kicks, blocking techniques and stances, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring including movement, attack timing and timing, and finally a warm down to stretch and relax weary muscles.
The United Kingdom official governing body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you wish to join a Taekwondo club in Rickmansworth, you will also be required to become a member of this organization. You will be able to get plenty of info on first aid, health and safety, events, coaches and tournament referees, coaching courses, members and clubs, equality and safeguarding, launching a new club, news, and more, by dropping by at the British Taekwondo website.
Taekwondo - The Benefits
You will no doubt be interested to discover exactly what kind of benefits could be gained by taking part in Rickmansworth Taekwondo lessons and partaking 100% in its practices. You could expect that you will: Augment flexibility, stamina and agility by way of intense cardiovascular exertion, Increase concentration and self-esteem by elevating your physical and mental powers, Build up your confidence by helping you to seize control of your life and succeed, Toughen up your mind and body via enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline, Lower stress and anxiety using advanced breath control, Greater discipline by extensively training your body and mind in the doctrines and tactics of Taekwondo, Teach you self-defence techniques by showing you how to realize circumstances where self-defence might be needed, and enabling you to turn these scenarios to your advantage.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Novices just starting out Taekwondo don't need to stress too much about forms (patterns, Poomse) in the early days, but they will have to get to grips with some basic ones to begin with and move forward to more difficult "forms" as they move through the various belts (dans/grades). A form is signified by specified areas of Taekwondo including technique, direction and stance. Getting to grips with these sequences is a crucial part of mastering Taekwondo.
Tournaments and Competitions
Tournaments and competitions are an important part of the Taekwondo experience, and all the diverse styles across the world hold contests where Taekwondo exponents get together to battle it out. Hard contact is rarely allowed in any of these competitive events which primarily comprise breaking, patterns and sparring. Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and World Taekwondo tournaments, whilst certain hand attacks are tolerated in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) events.
Taekwondo Safety Gear
Matches controlled by British Taekwondo guidelines demand that various items of protective equipment be used, these include: a red/blue head protector, hand guards, a mouth guard, shin protectors, a groin guard, forearm protectors and red/blue body armour (hogu). This is crucial on account of the vigorous kicking moves being employed.
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Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Grow in confidence by encouraging you to seize control of your life and succeed
- Empower your body and mind thru accelerated physical coordination and mental discipline
- Teach self-defence by helping you to understand occasions in which self-defence may be required, and enabling you to manipulate these types of circumstances to your advantage
- Improve stamina, flexibility and agility by means of strenuous cardiovascular work-outs
- Develop self-discipline by comprehensively schooling your body and mind in the tactics and doctrines of Taekwondo
- Reduced stress and anxiety using advanced breath control
- Enhance self-esteem by intensifying your physical and mental powers
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