Spalding Taekwondo (PE11): Originally established in Korea in the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that's become increasingly popular over the last 30 years or so. For those of you who wish to bolster your self-esteem, build your confidence, develop your body and mind and learn some self-defence techniques, Taekwondo could be the ideal pastime or fitness activity.
While not intending to be in any way ageist, Taekwondo can be rather physical and is generally more suited to younger people in Spalding, it is especially good for children who will learn to be self-disciplined and respecting of others. 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 who take up Taekwondo in Spalding at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might find that Tai Chi which is a bit softer is more suitable.
With its root beginnings in 1940's Korea, Taekwondo is obviously one of the more recently created of the martial arts and consists of primarily high-kicking moves such as head kicks, jumping/spinning kicks and fast kicking methods. It started when schools known as "kwans" were founded by a bunch of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul, South Korea.
With over 60 million practitioners worldwide and quite a few in Spalding, Taekwondo has become very popular. Joining a local Spalding Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved in this sport which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. While the chances of you getting to Olympic standard are pretty slim, there is no reason at all why you cannot master this thrilling martial art.
People in Spalding learn Taekwondo for numerous purposes but it is the self-defence element that appeals to most. You shouldn't be surprised by this, when you bear in mind the high incidence of violence seen in today's town and city centres. The ability to defend yourself while still exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo.
Such self-defence techniques may at some point prove to be useful in your day to day life, although it is more likely you'll solely be using them within a supervised class setting. Nevertheless it's a reassuring feeling knowing the fact that you can always defend yourself when you have to.
Your First Spalding Taekwondo Lesson
If you have never dome Taekwondo before, you may be interested to know exactly what is likely to happen on your first class. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase your heart rate and reduce stiffness in the muscles, some technical training comprising some hand attacks, blocks, stances and kicks, learning some Poomse (or forms), a look at sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch muscles.
The regulating body for Taekwondo in the British Isles is British Taekwondo and anybody wishing to join a Taekwondo class in Spalding must also register with British Taekwondo. You can find loads of details on first aid, coaches and referees, members and clubs, events, safe practices, coaching courses, news, equality and safeguarding, launching a new club, and more, by going to the official British Taekwondo website.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Spalding are countless, among the most advantageous are: Improve concentration and self-esteem by heightening both physical and mental fitness, Augment flexibility, agility and stamina by means of extreme cardiovascular work-outs, Beef up your confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life, Empower your mind and body thru increased physical coordination and mental discipline, Develop self-discipline by comprehensively educating your mind and body in the techniques and concepts of Taekwondo, Lessen anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Learn self-defence techniques by helping you recognise instances where self-defence could be necessary, and enabling you to turn these types of scenarios in your favour.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns)
People just starting out Taekwondo don't need to worry too much about forms (patterns, Poomse) at the outset, but they'll learn some important ones to start with and progress to more intricate forms as they move through the various belts (dans/grades). A form is indicated by specified elements of Taekwondo including direction, technique and stance. Learning these techniques is a vital part of perfecting Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion)
In relation to belts, promotion and ranking there isn't actually any uniformity in Taekwondo, since there are various different styles of Taekwondo each of which has their own system in place. There are however similarities and they typically comprise a couple of groups of belts "seniors" and "juniors" represented by black and coloured belts respectively, . The senior grades usually have 9 levels and the junior, eight to twelve levels.
Taekwondo Beginners Classes
Even the top exponents of Taekwondo in Spalding had to start as rookies, so there is no shame in being a beginner at this sport, or for that matter any other activity. The objective of a Taekwondo beginner class is to teach just a few basics, increase confidence and build a solid foundation for the future. Most importantly of all is that it must be fun, students having a great time will learn quicker and be better committed.
We can't all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I guess we wouldn't all want to be. Taekwondo isn't just about National Championships and Olympic titles. The majority of of us are content to meet different people, make new friends and improve our fitness, and that is exactly how it ought to be. However, as with many things in life, what you get from it will be based upon what you put into it. Enjoy! 👊
Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Teach you self-defence strategies by coaching you to understand instances in which self-defence may be needed, and empowering you to control these kinds of circumstances in your favour
- Reduced stress and anxiety with controlled breathing
- Strengthen your body and mind via improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination
- Improve self-esteem by heightening both physical and mental health
- Build up confidence by helping you to seize control of your life and succeed
- Increase flexibility, stamina and agility by means of intense cardiovascular exertion
- Greater self-discipline by methodically training your body and mind in the strategies and doctrines of Taekwondo
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Bibliography: Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics (Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan), A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do, Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction, Taekwon-Do Patterns, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns, Tae Kwon Do by Richard Chun, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) (Kim Bok Man).
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(This taekwondo Spalding page was reviewed and updated on 20-07-2022)