Stowmarket Taekwondo (IP14): Established during the nineteen forties in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown dramatically in popularity in recent years. Recognized as a way to learn a bit of self-defence, strengthen your mind and body, boost your confidence and bolster your self-esteem, it has been taken up by many millions of people across the world.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Stowmarket, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. Older adults trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too taxing, unless they have kept themselves active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Stowmarket at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. If you are less agile you could always try something a bit softer such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently created of the martial arts, with its root beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools which they called "kwans", combining various martial arts practices. Taekwondo, which was ultimately called, largely entails high-kicking manoeuvres, particularly spinning/jumping kicks, fast kicking techniques and head-height kicks.
With more than sixty million people taking part in Taekwondo instruction all around the globe, this has unquestionably become an extremely popular and beneficial pastime, and if you really master this martial art you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it has been an integral part ever since the 2000 Sydney Games.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and doubtless this is one of the principal reasons that people in Stowmarket get involved in classes and engage with the sport. There has been a disconcerting escalation of violent practices in recent years and this is especially rife in town and city centres throughout Suffolk and the United Kingdom as a whole. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also encourages self-discipline and respect for others, not such widespread qualities in Stowmarket nowadays.
While its good to know that you can defend yourself any time you need to, you should be hoping that you never need to do this outside of your local Taekwondo club environment.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson
If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you'll be wondering what to expect. Most Taekwondo schools in Stowmarket follow a similar structure, but there could be some variation to the following. Fifteen to twenty minutes of warm up exercises to increase heart rate and loosen stiff muscles, a bit of technical training covering some stances, kicks, hand attacks and blocking techniques, a look at some forms, a look at sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and to finish off a warm down to prevent cramping and muscle spasms.
If you want to sign up to a Taekwondo class in Stowmarket, you'll also have to register with the sport's regulating body, namely British Taekwondo. You'll be able to find out about beginning a new Taekwondo club, safeguarding and equality, first aid, referees and coaching, clubs and members, health and safety, coaching courses, news, events, and more on British Taekwondo's website, or get the latest news reports on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms)
Newcomers just beginning their journey in Taekwondo don't need to worry too much about forms (patterns, Poomse) at the outset, however they'll have to familiarise themselves with some important ones to begin with and move on to more difficult forms as they move through the belts (dans/grades). A "form" is indicated by specified areas of Taekwondo including stance, technique and direction. Learning these sequences is a vital part of perfecting Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
Because there are many different kinds of Taekwondo there's never really been any uniform system for allocating belts (ranks). What exists is however pretty similar and is made up of 2 belt groups "senior" and "junior" (black and colour), each one of these groupings is split into levels, 8 to 12 colours for juniors and nine for the seniors.
In all competitions, contests and events being held under the auspices of British Taekwondo, safety gear like a gum shield, a groin protector, forearm protectors, a blue/red head protector, hand protectors, shin protectors and a red or blue body guard (hogu) is mandatory. The kicking moves employed in Taekwondo can cause injury and these precautions help to make the activity less hazardous for its competitors.
The benefits that you get from Taekwondo are going to be proportional to what you invest in it (as is the case with life on the whole). The majority of you will only wish to meet different people, improve your fitness and make new friends, some may aspire to take part in competitions or tournaments or perhaps even the Olympic Games. But bear in mind, we cannot all end up being a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
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Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
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Stowmarket Taekwondo classes are not just suitable for folks in Stowmarket itself but also for students from Mendlesham Green, Forward Green, Old Newton, Great Finborough, Wetherden, Ringshall, Needham Market, Haughley, Barking, Buxhall, Stowupland, Battisford, Rattlesden, Onehouse and other Suffolk areas.
In Suffolk you'll also obtain: Framlingham Taekwondo clubs, Gislingham martial arts clubs, Rougham martial arts clubs, Moulton Taekwondo training, Rendlesham Taekwondo lessons, Blundeston Taekwondo lessons, Badwell Ash Taekwondo lessons, Barnby Taekwondo clubs, Capel St Mary martial arts training, Pinewood martial arts training, Kirton Taekwondo tuition, Moulton Taekwondo clubs, Debenham Taekwondo tuition, Stanton Taekwondo lessons, Witnesham Taekwondo training, Brandon martial arts tuition, Brandon Taekwondo training, Chelmondiston martial arts tuition, Saxmundham martial arts lessons, Needham Market martial arts clubs, Great Finborough martial arts clubs, Oulton Broad martial arts tuition, Risby Taekwondo clubs, Trimley St Martin martial arts clubs, Eriswell martial arts clubs, Bungay Taekwondo training, Great Blakenham Taekwondo clubs, Newmarket martial arts tuition, Ufford Taekwondo tuition, Brantham Taekwondo clubs.
Useful publications: Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy by Doug Cook, Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee), Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings (Keith McMullen), A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns by Marc Tedeschi, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce.
More Suffolk Taekwondo classes: Great Cornard, Newmarket, Martlesham, Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Bury St Edmunds, Bungay, Woodbridge, Kesgrave, Mildenhall, Brandon, Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Halesworth, Leiston, Framlingham, Beccles, Carlton Colville, Haverhill, Sudbury, Lowestoft, Ipswich.
Taekwondo classes in other UK regions: Ripon, Conisbrough, Gillingham, Oswestry, Kettering, Wednesbury, Hoddesdon, Gatley, Rothwell, Addlestone, Maryport, Walkden, Ulverston, Bromley, Newark-on-Trent, Haywards Heath, Keynsham, Liverpool, Dronfield, Radcliffe, Camberley, Willenhall, Marlow, Falmouth, Market Harborough, Brighouse, Bradford-on-Avon.
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(This taekwondo Stowmarket information was edited and updated on 07-10-2022)