Weston-super-Mare Taekwondo (BS22): Created in the nineteen forties in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown dramatically in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence, learn some self-defence techniques and strengthen your mind and body, it has been embraced by large numbers of individuals throughout the world.
Since Taekwondo has pretty high physical requirements, it is perhaps more suited to the younger people of Weston-super-Mare. That's not to say that older individuals can't take part in this activity, but just that there could be alternative martial arts which are more appropriate for the less nimble of us. Tai Chi would be a perfect example.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mostly consists of high-kicking manoeuvres and moves, most notably head kicks, fast kicking strategies and spinning/jumping kicks. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea in the 1940's, when a group of martial arts enthusiasts founded schools known as "kwans", which merged a variety of martial arts practices.
Nowadays an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has more than 60 million practitioners worldwide, and although you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games medalist, you can still enroll in a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fulfilling and intriguing activity.
For many people in Weston-super-Mare, it's the self-defence element of Taekwondo that holds the most appeal. And in these days of ever increasing violence, particularly in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this aspect sits high up on people's priority lists. It is a key element of Taekwondo that you are able to become more confident in your capacity to defend yourself while at the same time learning to respect others and learn self-restraint.
There's a pretty good chance that your newly mastered Taekwondo skills will never see the light of day in your day to day life, but it will certainly give you self-confidence knowing that they are there should you need them.
Your First Taekwondo Class
If Taekwondo isn't something that you've ever had a go at previously, you will probably be curious about what you should expect from your very first lesson should you make up your mind to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in the Weston-super-Mare area have different ideas about this but in brief; you'll participate in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you'll do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you'll practice sparring methods and finally you will perform a warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation again.
The United Kingdom's governing body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you wish to sign up to Taekwondo club in Weston-super-Mare, you will also be required to become a member of this organization. By exploring the British Taekwondo website you can obtain facts about members and clubs, health and safety, news, coaches and competition referees, beginning a new club, first aid, events, safeguarding and equality, coaching courses, and a lot more Taekwondo related facts.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
There are of course, many benefits to be gained from taking part in Taekwondo, and the following are just a selection of the ones that might be of interest to you: Toughen up your mind and body by means of accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination, More discipline by extensively schooling your mind and body in the concepts and strategies of Taekwondo, Lessen stress by doing deep breathing exercises, Improve concentration and self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental fitness, Increase flexibility, agility and stamina through intense cardiovascular exertion, Learn self-defence techniques by showing you how to understand instances in which self-defence could be necessary, and empowering you to turn these circumstances to your advantage, Build up confidence by encouraging you to seize control of your life and succeed.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
In the art of taekwondo there is not really any kind of uniformity with regards to ranking and belts. It is all depending on what style you're reviewing, as there are so many different Taekwondo rules and styles. They are however, normally split into a couple of groups "junior (colour) belts and "senior" (black) belts. The junior/colour rankings consist of white to red, with anything from eight to twelve rankings, while the senior/black belts commonly have nine levels.
Taekwondo Competitions and Tournaments
Tournaments and competitions are a significant part of the overall Taekwondo legacy, and all the different styles around the world hold tournaments where Taekwondo masters band together to compete. Hard contact is rarely permitted in any of these competitive events which mainly incorporate sparring, breaking and patterns. Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and World Taekwondo tournaments, whilst specified hand attacks are tolerated in International Taekwon-Do Federation events.
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
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Weston-super-Mare Taekwondo classes are not only suitable for folks in Weston-super-Mare but also for students from Lower Canada, Worle, Ashcombe, Bleadon, Bournville, Oldmixon, Locking, Hutton, Loxton, Clevedon, Burnham on Sea, Nailsea, West Wick, Worlebury, Uphill, Batch, Kewstoke, Milton and other surrounding areas.
In the Somerset area you can likewise get: Meare martial arts clubs, Pill Taekwondo tuition, Norton Fitzwarren martial arts tuition, Lympsham Taekwondo training, Huntspill martial arts lessons, West Buckland martial arts training, Keinton Mandeville Taekwondo lessons, Barwick Taekwondo lessons, Tintinhull martial arts training, Ilton Taekwondo training, Shipham martial arts tuition, Spaxton Taekwondo tuition, Merriott Taekwondo clubs, Barwick martial arts clubs, Clutton martial arts training, Combe St Nicholas martial arts training, Long Sutton Taekwondo training, Kingsbury Episcopi martial arts clubs, Monkton Heathfield martial arts training, Ruishton Taekwondo training, East Coker Taekwondo lessons, Churchill martial arts tuition, Creech St Michael Taekwondo lessons, Kewstoke martial arts clubs, Newbridge Taekwondo training, Catcott martial arts lessons, Cameley Taekwondo clubs, Portbury martial arts clubs, Newbridge martial arts training, Chew Magna Taekwondo clubs.
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