Worksop Taekwondo (S80): Established during the 1940's in Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown dramatically in popularity in recent times. Renowned as a way to strengthen your body and mind, bolster your self-respect, learn self-defence and build your confidence, it's been embraced by millions of fitness enthusiasts internationally.
As a result of its more physical aspects, Taekwondo is possibly more suitable for the younger generation in Worksop and is especially suitable for children as it is wonderful for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults might find it somewhat too challenging unless they're especially active and fit. However, those folks who persue Taekwondo in Worksop from a young age will discover they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less nimble of you could consider participating in something gentler like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently established of the martial arts, with its root beginnings in Korea in 1945. A number of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul founded some new schools known as "kwans", combining many different martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which was eventually called, mainly involves high-kicking manoeuvres, particularly spinning/jumping kicks, rapid kicking techniques and head kicks.
Ever since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been a competitive Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular around the world with some 60 million people or more routinely taking part in classes. And it's by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can commence your quest of learning this exciting martial art.
It is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that generally has the most appeal to people in Worksop. This is not hard to believe when you take into account the high levels of violence experienced in town and city centres on a daily basis. In fact one of the key principles of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst exercising self-restraint and a respect for others.
With luck you will not ever be required to use your newly discovered Taekwondo techniques for defending yourself outside of your local club environment, however it is good to know it is there if you need it.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson
For those of you who have never done Taekwondo before, you will no doubt be interested to know what to expect from your first class. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase your heart rate and reduce stiffness in the muscles, a bit of technical training covering some kicks, hand attacks, blocking techniques and stances, an introduction to some Poomse (or forms), a look at sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and lastly a warm down to stretch tired muscles and relax.
Everyone who is a member of a Taekwondo class in Worksop or any place else in Britain, is also required to join British Taekwondo, which is the regulating body of the sport. You'll be able to learn about events, first aid, beginning a new Taekwondo club, safe practices, members and clubs, safeguarding and equality, referees and coaching, news, coaching courses, and more on the official British Taekwondo website, or get the latest news on their Facebook or Twitter page.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks
There are many different Taekwondo kicks, here are just a few of them: Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi). Blocks: To defend against the many hand attacks and kicks there are an equally diverse assortment of blocks. Held in diverse positions, they employ the hands and sections of the arm. Specific attacks necessitate particular "blocks", but blocks can also be transformed into counter-attacking movements by linking retaliatory kicks or punches. The primary blocks (makgi) include: Double Forearm Block, Palm Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Knife Hand Block, Low Block, Rising Block, Upper Block, Nine Block and Single Forearm Block.
Taekwondo contests are held across the globe in all the diverse styles. There's normally not a whole lot of hard contact but breaking, patterns (forms) and sparring. Olympic and World Taekwondo competitions consist only of sparring, in ITF competitions specific hand attacks are allowed to the head. Various other organizations hold multi-discipline tournaments.
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Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
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