Sunninghill Taekwondo (SL5): If you are looking to take up a new hobby which will enable you to learn some self-defence techniques, build your confidence, strengthen your mind and body and bolster your self-esteem, you might consider Taekwondo as a possible candidate. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
On account of its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is possibly more suitable for the younger person in Sunninghill and is particularly suited to kids because it is excellent for developing self-discipline and respect for others. More elderly people may find it a bit too strenuous unless they are especially active and fit. However, those who persue Taekwondo in Sunninghill at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might think about something softer like Tai Chi.
With its root beginnings in 1940's Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently created of the martial arts and consists of mainly kicking movements such as fast kicking methods, spinning/jumping kicks and head kicks. It started when schools called "kwans" were founded by a bunch of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been a competitive Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular throughout the world with some sixty million people or more routinely taking classes. And it's by signing up to a Taekwondo club or class that you can start your adventure of mastering this exciting art.
For the people of Sunninghill who are keen on the idea of learning a martial art, a major priority is the element of self-defence. Considering that this is an important concept of Taekwondo, it's not difficult to see the attraction of this particular sport. With the extra benefit of learning self-restraint and having a deep respect for others, enrolling in a local Sunninghill Taekwondo class would seem to be an easy decision.
Although it will give you peace of mind being aware that you have such self-defence skills tucked away inside you, the odds are that you will never be required to test them outside the monitored setting of an organised Taekwondo class.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson
Different Taekwondo clubs in the Sunninghill area will have different guidelines for what learners should be covering on their very first class, but to give you an idea of what you can expect most initial Taekwondo lessons will include things like a warm-up, a bit of sparring, learning basic Poomse (forms), an overview of stances, blocks, hand attacks and kicks (practical training) and a final warm-down to relax tired muscles and get the body back to a state of relaxation.
Everybody who is a registered member of a Taekwondo class in Sunninghill or anywhere else in Britain, is also required to join British Taekwondo, which is the regulating body of the sport. You can get loads of info regarding members and clubs, events, news, starting a new Taekwondo club, safe practices, safeguarding and equality, first aid, coaches and referees, coaching courses, and more, by exploring British Taekwondo's official website.
The Benefits of Taekwondo
When you are signing up for Taekwondo classes in Sunninghill you'll be wanting to get a few benefits to make the entire adventure worth the effort. Therefore let us look at some of the many positive benefits that you could get by practicing and learning Taekwondo. Enhance concentration and self-esteem by elevating both physical and mental fitness, Greater discipline and willpower by thoroughly training your mind and body in the concepts and tactics of Taekwondo, Strengthen your body and mind thru accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Build your confidence by inspiring you to succeed and to take control of your life, Reduced stress and anxiety with controlled breathing, Help with self-defence by helping you recognize situations where self-defence may be necessary, and empowering you to turn these kinds of scenarios to your advantage, Increase flexibility, stamina and agility by means of intensive cardiovascular work-outs.
Mastering Tae kwon do necessitates getting to grips with many techniques and one of the key parts of Taekwondo is its forms (also known as patterns or Poomse). These are sequences of stance, direction and technique which need to be mastered in order for students to move through the different dans (grades/belts).
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
In relation to belts, ranking and promotion there's not actually any real uniformity in Taekwondo, because there are many different styles of Taekwondo each of which has their own arrangement in place. There are however analogies and they usually comprise 2 groups of belts "juniors" and "seniors" represented by coloured and black belts respectively, . The senior levels typically have nine tiers and the junior, 8 to 12 levels.
There are a whole host of competitions in Taekwondo involving all the different styles. They largely include sparring, patterns (forms) and breaking with very little hard contact. ITF contests don't allow excessive contact but may allow hand attacks aimed at the head. World Taekwondo and Olympic competitions only allow sparring. Multi-style tournaments are also held.
The benefits that you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you put into it (as is the case with life in general). Many of you will only want to improve your fitness, make new friends and meet different people, some may aspire to take part in tournaments and competitions or maybe even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
Taekwondo Information and Advice
To find out more about vocabulary, historical influences, tournaments and competitions, styles and organisations, facilities and equipment, patterns (forms), the history of Taekwondo, belts, promotion and ranks and the philosophy of Taekwondo, you can visit Wikipedia and search for "Taekwondo". To see what's popular on social media check this out. To buy chest guards, gum shields, doboks, forearm guards, foam head guards, leg stretchers, body defenders, male and female groin guards, foot socks, shin defenders, sparring gloves, foot guards, fighter gloves, Taekwondo clothing, belts and mats, have a look at Playwell. To read a useful article about Taekwondo competitions internationally, click here To see what's happening in the world of Taekwondo visit the ever popular Taekwondo Forum, subjects include things like "Self Defense", "Health and Fitness", "Taekwondo Sparring", "General Discussion", "Taekwondo Patterns" and "The Instructors Room". Find tips for learning Taekwondo on YouTube here.
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
Benefits of Taekwondo
- Boost confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Greater discipline and willpower by extensively schooling your mind and body in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo
- Increase agility, flexibility and stamina through strenuous cardiovascular exertion
- Empower your mind and body through increased physical coordination and mental discipline
- Teach you self-defence techniques by helping you recognize instances where self-defence may be required, and empowering you to manipulate these types of situations in your favour
- Lower stress and anxiety with controlled breathing
- Increase feelings of self-esteem by sharpening both physical and mental fitness
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Bibliography: Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo by Kyu Hyung Lee and Sang Kim, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence (Doug Cook), Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary by Phil Pearce, Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015), Official Taekwondo Training Manual by Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee, ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings (Keith McMullen).
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