Ripley Taekwondo (DE5): Introduced in the nineteen forties in Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown dramatically in popularity over the last few years. Renowned as a means by which to strengthen your mind and body, boost your confidence, bolster your self-respect and learn some self-defence techniques, it's been taken up by many millions of people all over the world.
Taekwondo is quite physically demanding, which means it may be considered more suitable for the younger rather than the older generation in Ripley. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it particularly good for children. It could prove too taxing for some older adults, but shouldn't be a problem for those who are already fit and active. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Ripley, started when they were younger. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in around 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not used until the 1950's. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some schools known as "kwans", merging various martial arts techniques. The focus of Taekwondo, as it ultimately became known, is on kicking manoeuvres, in particular head kicks, jumping/spinning kicks and rapid kicking methods. Today Ripley Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular all over the world with some 60 million people routinely taking part in classes. And it's by joining a Taekwondo class or club that you are able to start your adventure of learning this unique art.
For many people in Ripley, it is the self-defence element of Taekwondo which holds the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in city and town centres, it really is no surprise that this aspect sits high up on people's priority lists. It is a primary element of Taekwondo that you are able to become more confident in your capability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
Your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will more than likely never have to be put to the test outside the monitored setting of an organised Taekwondo class, however being aware that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Lesson
If you have never tried Taekwondo before you may be a bit apprehensive as to what you should expect on your first lesson. This will vary from school to school but will generally involve most or all of the following. A 15 to 20 minute warm up to increase your heart rate and loosen your muscles, a little technical training which will involve learning some hand attacks, stances, blocking techniques and kicks, an introduction to some forms, some ideas on sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and last but not least a warm down with muscle stretching and loosening up.
Taekwondo also of course has got its own official governing body, and in Great Britain it is British Taekwondo. Every person wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Ripley must become members of this organisation. You'll be able to read about coaching courses, referees and coaching, events, launching a new Taekwondo club, members and clubs, safe practices, equality and safeguarding, first aid, news, and more on British Taekwondo's official website, or find the latest news stories on their Twitter or Facebook page.
Ripley Taekwondo classes aren't only for people in Ripley itself but also for devotees from Pye Bridge, Whatstandwell, Loscoe, Riddings, Fritchley, Heage, Alfreton, Crich, Oakerthorpe, Leabrooks, Swanwick, Denby, Heanor, Belper, Pentrich, Sawmills, Ambergate, Codnor, Kilburn, Nether Heage, Ironville and other Derbyshire areas and postcodes such as DE5 3DL, DE5 3AH, DE5 3AR, DE5 3LP, DE5 3LA, DE5 3EW, DE5 3BN, DE5 3PH, DE5 3AA, DE5 3JZ.
A typical Taekwondo competition features breaking, patterns (forms) and sparring, where the Olympics is concerned only sparring is involved. That being said there may also be a few special categories in specific tournaments such as team demonstrations and self-defence. WT (World Taekwondo) tournaments are strictly soft-contact affairs, whilst International Taekwon-Do Federation contests allow some hand attacks towards the head. There are also a number of multi-discipline contests.
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
The ranking and belt structure can get a bit complicated in Taekwondo as there's no uniform structure across the diverse Taekwondo styles. Likenesses do exist however, and commonly there are two distinct belt groups, represented as "seniors" (black belts) and "juniors" (coloured belts). The number of rankings in the junior groupings varies across the disciplines but is usually somewhere between eight and twelve belts, whilst the senior groupings typically has 9 dans or belts.
In the UK Taekwondo has a set of ranks (belts) that are generally known as "Kup", these ranks range from Tenth (lowest) to First (highest). As is the case with most of the martial arts, the Taekwondo belt order is indicated by a range of different colours, so that the ranks are easily recognised. These colours are white, yellow, green, blue and red, with transitional belts with stripes in-between, specifically - white with a yellow stripe, yellow with a green stripe, green with a blue stripe, blue with a red stripe and red with a black stripe. Beginner students of Taekwondo in Ripley will begin with the White Belt (Tenth Kup), and proceed through the various coloured belts until they earn the Red With Black Stripe Belt (First Kup)
When this training regime has been completed, Ripley Taekwondo trainees are referred to as "black belt candidates", and they must then earn an additional nine Dans or ranks if they're to achieve the title of Taekwondo "Black Belt", which is the consummate distinction. So, the bottom line is, there are 3 principal groups in the Taekwondo belt order, that is Junior, Senior and Black Belts. The Junior Taekwondo Belts are; White (10th), White With Yellow Stripe (9th), Yellow (8th), and Yellow With Green Stripe (7th). The Senior Taekwondo Belts comprise; Green (6th), Green With Blue Stripe (5th), Blue (4th), Blue With Red Stripe (3rd), Red (2nd) and Red With Black Stripe (1st). The Black Taekwondo Belts go from 1st to 9th Dan which takes a number of years to progress through. (Tags: Taekwondo Belts Ripley, Taekwondo Rankings Ripley, Belt Order Taekwondo, Taekwondo Belt Order).
Benefits of Taekwondo
- Augment flexibility, stamina and agility by means of extreme cardiovascular work-outs
- Build up confidence by helping you to take control of your life and succeed
- Teach you self-defence techniques by showing you how to understand instances where self-defence may be necessary, and allowing you to manipulate these circumstances to your advantage
- Greater discipline and willpower by thoroughly schooling your mind and body in the tactics and concepts of Taekwondo
- Improve self-esteem by raising both mental and physical fitness
- Lessen anxiety using advanced breath control
- Strengthen your mind and body via increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination
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List of Taekwondo books: Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns (Stuart Anslow), Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns, Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim, Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee), Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo (Doug Cook and Richard Chun), Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) by Kim Bok Man.
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