Swinton Taekwondo (M27): A Korean martial art that was formulated in the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to strengthen your mind and body, learn some self-defence techniques, enhance your self-esteem and build your confidence, Taekwondo might be precisely the pastime for you.
As Taekwondo has fairly high physical demands, it is possibly more suited to the younger people of Swinton. That isn't to say that the older generation can't be involved in this popular activity, but merely that there might be other martial arts which are more suited to the less nimble among us. Tai Chi is a perfect example.
Based mainly around kicking moves and manoeuvres like head kicks, fast kicking methods and jumping/turning kicks, Taekwondo was formulated from the practices of various martial arts, by a number of Seoul martial arts specialists in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" were given the names Chungdo Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Songmu Kwan, Jido Kwan and Mooduk Kwan.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been a competitive Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular all over the world with some 60 million people or more actively participating in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo class or club that you can commence your adventure of mastering this unique martial art.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and not surprisingly this is one of the primary reasons that individuals in Swinton get involved in classes and engage with the sport. There has been a worrying escalation of violent conduct in recent years and this is particularly widespread in city and town centres throughout Greater Manchester and the British Isles in general. The good thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also encourages self-discipline and a deep respect for others, not such common attributes in Swinton nowadays.
These self-defence techniques may at some time prove to be useful in the outside world, though it is far more likely that you'll only be using them within a supervised class environment. Yet it is a wonderful feeling knowing the fact that you'll always be in a position to defend yourself when you need to.
What to Expect From Your First Class
If Taekwondo isn't a sport that you've ever had a go at before, you will doubtless be curious about what you should expect from your initial lesson if you decide to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in the Swinton area have varying thoughts on this but in brief; you'll take part in a fifteen to twenty minute warm-up, you'll do a certain amount of technical training, you'll learn some patterns (forms), you'll practice sparring tactics and finally you'll do a warm-down to get your body back into a relaxed state again.
If you wish to sign up to a Taekwondo club in Swinton, you'll also have to register with the sport's official regulating body, namely British Taekwondo. You will be able to find plenty of information about safe practices, events, launching a new club, coaches and referees, clubs and members, equality and safeguarding, coaching courses, news, first aid, and more, by popping along to the official British Taekwondo website.
The Eight Basic Taekwondo Kicks
Taekwondo is famous for its vast array of kicking manoeuvres, more than any other martial art. The following are just a few: Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi). Blocks: To stop and deflect an incoming attack, blocks (called Makgi) are employed. Held in particular positions, they use the hand and different areas of the arm. Each "block" can be coupled with a kick or punch to produce a counter-attack, and each is meant for a particular attack. The key "blocks" (makgi) include: Palm Block, Double Forearm Block, Knife Hand Block, Single Forearm Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Low Block, Rising Block, Nine Block and Upper Block.
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
In Tae kwon do there's really no form of standardization when it comes to belts and grades. It's all subject to what style you happen to be looking at, as there are so many different Taekwondo styles. However, they're typically divided into 2 groups "junior (colour) belts and "senior" (black) belts. The junior/colour ranks range from white to red, with anything from 8 to 12 ranks, while the black/senior belts usually have nine ranks.
Taekwondo Information and Advice
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Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
Benefits of Taekwondo
- Increase your self-esteem by sharpening your mental and physical fitness
- Teach self-defence tactics by helping you realize situations where self-defence could be required, and empowering you to control these kinds of circumstances in your favour
- Build up confidence by motivating you to succeed and to seize control of your life
- Reduces stress by doing deep breathing exercises
- Empower your mind and body thru increased physical coordination and mental discipline
- Better discipline and willpower by extensively training your body and mind in the principles and strategies of Taekwondo
- Improve agility, flexibility and stamina by way of intensive cardiovascular exertion
Swinton Taekwondo teachers can usually help you with private Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo tuition, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo for senior citizens, Taekwondo for adults, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo equipment, Taekwondo uniforms and other martial arts stuff in Swinton, Greater Manchester.
Also find: Eccles Taekwondo classes, Hazelhurst Taekwondo classes, Salford Taekwondo classes, Kilnhurst Taekwondo classes, Prestwich Taekwondo classes, Moorside Taekwondo classes, Pendlebury Taekwondo classes, Kearsley Taekwondo classes, Patricroft Taekwondo classes, Swinton Park Taekwondo classes, Clifton Taekwondo classes, Rawmarsh Taekwondo classes, Wath-upon-Dearne Taekwondo classes, Wardley Taekwondo classes, Newhill Taekwondo classes, Worsley Taekwondo and more Greater Manchester Taekwondo schools.
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Swinton Taekwondo classes are not only suitable for folks in Swinton itself but also for devotees from Patricroft, Clifton, Kilnhurst, Wath-upon-Dearne, Hazelhurst, Salford, Swinton Park, Newhill, Worsley, Moorside, Kearsley, Wardley, Pendlebury, Eccles, Prestwich, Rawmarsh and other surrounding areas.
In Greater Manchester you will also find: Rhodes Taekwondo clubs, Chew Moor martial arts clubs, Platt Bridge Taekwondo training, Wardle Taekwondo lessons, Wardle martial arts clubs, Hawkshaw martial arts lessons, Pendlebury Taekwondo clubs, Audenshaw Taekwondo clubs, Summit Taekwondo clubs, Irlam Taekwondo training, Dobcross Taekwondo clubs, Norden martial arts training, Bryn Taekwondo lessons, Norden Taekwondo clubs, Partington martial arts clubs, Greenfield martial arts lessons, Lees martial arts training, Winstanley martial arts lessons, South Turton Taekwondo clubs, Partington Taekwondo clubs, Newton Taekwondo tuition, Newton Taekwondo lessons, Prestwich Taekwondo lessons, Simister Taekwondo lessons, Milnrow martial arts lessons, Failsworth Taekwondo clubs, Bowdon martial arts tuition, Hale Barns martial arts lessons, Bradshaw Taekwondo training.
Bibliography: Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns (Stuart Anslow), Complete Taekwondo Poomsae: The Official Taegeuk, Palgwae, and Black Belt Forms of Taekwondo, Official Taekwondo Training Manual, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) (Kim Bok Man), Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique by Marc Tedeschi.
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Taekwondo classes in other areas of the UK: Whitley Bay, Billingham, Runcorn, Frome, Boston, Abbots Langley, Swanscombe, Morecambe, Farnborough, Coalville, Rowley Regis, Biddulph, Carlton, Longton, Stone, Brighton, Windsor, Litherland, Walkden, Oadby, Sandown, Glossop, Derry, Clevedon, Canvey Island, Rugeley.
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(This taekwondo Swinton information was last updated on 07-10-2022)