West Thurrock Taekwondo (RM20): A Korean martial art that was created during the nineteen forties, Taekwondo has grown considerably in popularity since then. If you would like to bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, learn some self-defence moves and build your confidence, Taekwondo could be just the activity for you.
Since Taekwondo has pretty high physical demands, it is perhaps more suitable for the younger generation in West Thurrock. That's not to say that the older generation cannot participate in this popular activity, but simply that there could be alternative martial arts that are more suitable for the less nimble among us. Tai Chi would be a perfect illustration.
Taekwondo is a martial art that primarily consists of kicking manoeuvres and moves, in particular rapid kicking strategies, head kicks and spinning/jumping kicks. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a number of martial arts specialists established schools known as "kwans", which mixed together a number of martial arts practices.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of West Thurrock and with over 60 million others worldwide. Heading along to a local West Thurrock Taekwondo class or club is an easy way to get involved in this sport which has even been included in the Olympic Games since the 2000 Sydney Games. There's no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art, even if you do not aspire to Olympic competition.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most appeal to people in West Thurrock is the self-defence aspect of it. And its not surprising that this is on people's list of priorities when you consider the rising levels of violence seen these days in town and city centres throught the United Kingdom. However, exercising self-restraint and a respect for others goes hand in hand with the self-defence principles of Taekwondo.
Such self-defence techniques may at some time prove useful in the outside world, although it's far more likely you'll solely be using them within a regulated class setting. Yet it is a nice feeling knowing that you will always be able to defend yourself when you have to.
Your First Class
If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo lesson, you will be wondering what to expect. The following will give you a good idea, but this could vary from school to school. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up, some technical training comprising some stances, blocks, kicks and hand attacks, an introduction to some Poomse (or forms), a few tips on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and finally a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing to prevent cramping and spasms.
Any individual wishing to join a Taekwondo class in West Thurrock must also register with British Taekwondo which is the official governing body of the sport in Britain. You can get lots of facts about safeguarding and equality, first aid, coaches and referees, events, clubs and members, news, safe practices, beginning a new Taekwondo club, coaching courses, and more, by dropping by at British Taekwondo's website.
West Thurrock Taekwondo classes are not just intended for the people of West Thurrock but also for enthusiasts from Chafford Hundred, Orsett, Badgers Dene, Purfleet, North Stifford, Rainham, Wennington, Grays, South Stifford, Ockenden, Upminster, Tilbury, Aveley, Dagenham and other surrounding places and postcodes such as RM20 3LS, RM16 1RJ, RM16 1JH, RM20 3WJ, RM20 3HH, RM20 3WG, RM16 1SB, RM20 3FE, RM19 1ST, RM16 1PF.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Taekwondo forms (also called patterns or Poomse) are distinguished by particular facets like technique, stance and direction. From the outset you will learn some of the basic forms, and in order to move through the grades (belts) you will have to learn some more advanced ones.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
The belt and ranking system can get pretty complicated in Taekwondo as there is no uniform structure throughout the diverse Taekwondo disciplines. Analogies can be found though, and usually there are 2 separate belt groupings, denoted as "juniors" (colours) and "seniors" (black dans). The number of ranks in the junior groupings varies through the disciplines but is normally between eight and twelve belts, while the senior's groupings typically has 9 belts or dans.
In the UK Taekwondo has a series of ranks that are generally known as "Kup", these ranks range from Tenth (lowest) to First (highest). As is the case with many of the martial arts, the Taekwondo belt order is portrayed by a number of colours, so that the ranks are easily identified. These colours are white, yellow, green, blue and red, with transitional belts with stripes in-between, namely - white with a yellow stripe, yellow with a green stripe, green with a blue stripe, blue with a red stripe and red with a black stripe. Beginners in West Thurrock starting out in Taekwondo will begin with the White Belt (10th Kup), and progress through the colours until they reach the 1st Kup (Red Belt With a Black Stripe).
After this training regime has been accomplished, West Thurrock Taekwondo students advance to "black belt candidates", and they then need to earn an additional 9 Dans (ranks) if they are to achieve the Taekwondo "Black Belt", which is the ultimate accolade. Hence, the Taekwondo belt order can be put into three groupings; Junior Belt, Senior Belt and Black Belt. The Taekwondo Belts in the Junior group comprise; 10th (White), 9th (White With Yellow Stripe), 8th (Yellow), and 7th (Yellow With Green Stripe). The Taekwondo Belts in the Senior division are; 6th (Green), 5th (Green With Blue Stripe), 4th (Blue), 3rd ( Blue With Red Stripe), 2nd (Red), and 1st (Red With Black Stripe). The Taekwondo Belts in the Black group go from 1st to 9th Dan, a process which will take many years. (Tags: Taekwondo Belt Order, Taekwondo Promotion West Thurrock, Taekwondo Belts West Thurrock, Order of Belts in Taekwondo).
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Primary Benefits of Taekwondo
- Improve stamina, flexibility and agility by way of intense cardiovascular work-outs
- Empower your mind and body by way of enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline
- Reduce anxiety and stress with controlled breathing
- Teach you self-defence tactics by helping you recognize circumstances in which self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to turn these scenarios in your favour
- Grow in your confidence by inspiring you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Enhance your self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers
- Better self-discipline by thoroughly educating your body and mind in the doctrines and strategies of Taekwondo
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