Sedgley Taekwondo (DY3): If you're looking to take up a new hobby that will help you to build your confidence, learn a bit of self-defence, enhance your self-respect and strengthen your body and mind, you should consider Taekwondo as a possible candidate. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Taekwondo is typically a lot more demanding physically than for instance Tai Chi, so unless you're pretty nimble and fit you may prefer to find something a little gentler to improve your fitness in Sedgley. Children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Sedgley, with a lot of fast movements going on and a great deal of high kicking.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres and moves like head-height kicks, fast kicking methods and spinning/jumping kicks, Taekwondo was developed from the techniques of various diverse martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools called "Kwans" in the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" were given the names Changmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Mooduk Kwan, Songmu Kwan and Chungdo Kwan.
Taekwondo now has over sixty million practitioners worldwide and has become extremely popular in Sedgley and throughout the United Kingdom. Joining a local Sedgley Taekwondo class or club is the best way to get involved in this sport which has even been included in the Olympic Games since the 2000 Sydney Games. Whilst you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there's no reason why you can't become a master of this fascinating martial art and have some fun along the way.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and obviously this is one of the primary reasons that individuals in Sedgley sign up to classes and take up the sport. There has been a worrying escalation of violent behaviour in recent years and this is especially rampant in city and town centres around West Midlands and Great Britain in general. The fantastic thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also encourages self-discipline and respect for other people, not such common qualities in Sedgley these days.
Your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will more than likely never have to be put to the test outside of an actual Taekwondo class, however being aware of the fact that you've got them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Sedgley Taekwondo Lesson
If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you will be wondering what to expect. This may vary depending on which Sedgley school you go to, but will usually involve the following. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to loosen your muscles and increase your heart rate, a little technical training covering some hand attacks, blocking techniques, kicks and stances, learning some forms (or Poomse), a few ideas on sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing to prevent spasms and cramping.
If you want to join a Taekwondo club in Sedgley, you will also have to register with the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo. By going to British Taekwondo's official website you'll be able to find facts about beginning a new Taekwondo club, coaching courses, health and safety, first aid, news, coaches and referees, events, members and clubs, safeguarding and equality, and many more Taekwondo related facts.
Sedgley Taekwondo classes aren't only intended for people in Sedgley itself but also for followers from Blakenhall, Goldthorn Park, Bradmore, Penn Common, Lanesfield, Lower Gornal, Woodsetton, Bilston, Cinder Hill, Gospel End, Upper Gornal, Ettingshall, Tipton, Wombourne, Parkfield and other nearby locations and postcodes such as DY3 1QE, WV14 9RA, DY3 1LJ, DY3 3SU, DY3 3NL, DY3 3SS, DY3 1SU, DY3 1NE, DY3 1EG, DY3 1QH. Checking this should guarantee that you're accessing local providers of Taekwondo. Sedgley residents will be able to benefit from these and various other similar classes.
One of the main features of Taekwondo is kicking, here is a small selection of the best known kicks: Back Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Push Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Side Kick, Axe Kick, Front Kick, Crescent Kick. Blocks: To stop and defend against an inbound attack, "blocks" (called Makgi) are implemented. Held in specific positions, they employ the hand and different sections of the arm. Specific attacks necessitate particular "blocks", but blocks can also be changed into counter-attacking movements by linking retaliatory kicks or punches. The primary "blocks" (makgi) include: Double Knife Hand Block, Palm Block, Single Forearm Block, Double Forearm Block, Knife Hand Block, Upper Block, Rising Block, Nine Block and Low Block.
Taekwondo tournaments and competitions are staged all over the world in all of the diverse styles. There is normally not a whole lot of hard contact but sparring, breaking and patterns. Olympic and WT (World Taekwondo) contests consist only of sparring, in ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) tournaments specified hand attacks are allowed to the head. Other associations stage multi-discipline competitions.
Taekwondo forms (also known as patterns or Poomse) are characterised by specified elements such as technique, direction and stance. From the beginning you will get to grips with a few of the basic forms, and so as to progress through the various levels (belts) you will need to learn some more advanced ones.
We cannot all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I guess that we don't all want to be. Taekwondo is not just about Olympic medals and National Championships. Most of us are content to make new friends, improve our fitness levels and meet different people, and that is how it ought to be. However, as with most matters in life, what you get from it will depend on what you invest in it. Good luck and enjoy! 👊
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Suggested reading: Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy by Doug Cook, Taekwon-Do Patterns: From Beginner to Black Belt by Jim Hogan, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns, A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) (Kim Bok Man), Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns.
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
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The latest West Midlands Taekwondo enquiries: Orion Jarvis in Coseley was searching for Taekwondo clubs nearby. Robbie Matheson from Ladywood, West Midlands was looking for local Taekwondo classes in the Ladywood area. Vivienne Davis was trying to find a Taekwondo instructor near Harborne, West Midlands. Hector Goulding in Brandhall was looking for martial arts classes nearby. Yaseen Palmer was searching for a Taekwondo instructor near Merry Hill, West Midlands. Ayaz Wheeler was trying to find a Taekwondo instructor near Berkswell. Daria Bryan from Harborne, West Midlands was searching for martial arts classes nearby. Fionn Conway from Fallings Park, West Midlands was trying to find local Taekwondo classes in the Fallings Park area.
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People living in the following streets and areas have recently enquired about Taekwondo classes - Greenfield View, Gospel End Street, Bull Ring, Longfellow Road, Barn Avenue, Kineton Rise, Spencer Close, Sandyfields Road, Tanglewood Grove, Ridgeway, Irving Close, Ettymore Road West, St Michaels Road, Burns Grove, Dudley Street, Melford Close, Manderley Close, Wordsworth Road, Radnor Road, Rhodes Close, Tennyson Road, Eversley Grove, Alder Coppice, High Park Crescent, Elan Road, Moden Hill, Ladies Walk, as well as the following Sedgley area postcodes: DY3 1QE, WV14 9RA, DY3 1LJ, DY3 3SU, DY3 3NL, DY3 3SS, DY3 1SU, DY3 1NE, DY3 1EG, DY3 1QH. People in these locations recently asked about Taekwondo. Sedgley residents benefited from reliable and top quality Taekwondo classes in every case.
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