Airdrie Taekwondo (ML6): If you would like to strengthen your mind and body, boost your confidence, bolster your self-esteem and learn to defend yourself, an ideal sport to take up is Taekwondo. This Korean inspired martial art has grown in popularity since its development during the 1940's.
Because Taekwondo has fairly high physical requirements, it's perhaps more suited to the younger people of Airdrie. That is not to say that older individuals cannot participate in this activity, but merely that there might be other martial arts which are more appropriate for the less nimble among us. Tai Chi would be the perfect example.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently formulated of the martial arts, with its root beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul founded some schools which they called "kwans", incorporating many different martial arts practices. Taekwondo, which was eventually called, largely involves high-kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, rapid kicking techniques and jumping/spinning kicks.
At present an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million practitioners worldwide, and whilst you might not aspire to be an Olympic Games medalist, you can still join a Taekwondo class or club to learn what will no doubt prove to be a rewarding and interesting activity.
For the people of Airdrie who like the idea of learning a martial art, a major priority is the aspect of self-defence. Considering that this is a central concept of Taekwondo, it's not difficult to see the appeal of this specific sport. With the additional reward of learning self-restraint and having a deep respect for other people, getting involved in a local Airdrie Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
Your eagerly learned Taekwondo skills will more than likely never need to be put to the test outside the regulated environment of an actual Taekwondo class, however being aware that you have them will instill you with confidence.
Your First Airdrie Taekwondo Lesson
If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you will be wondering what to expect. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to loosen your muscles and increase your heart rate, some technical training comprising some kicks, stances, hand attacks and blocking techniques, learning some forms (or Poomse), a few ideas on sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to prevent cramping and muscle spasms.
If you want to join a Taekwondo class in Airdrie, you will also have to register with the sport's regulating body, namely British Taekwondo. By going to British Taekwondo's official website you will be able to read information regarding clubs and members, safe practices, equality and safeguarding, events, coaching courses, news, referees and coaching, establishing a new club, first aid, and many more Taekwondo related issues.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo
There are of course, lots of benefits to be gained from doing Taekwondo, and listed here are just a few which could be tempting for you: Empower your mind and body by way of increased physical coordination and mental discipline, Supercharge stamina, agility and flexibility by way of extreme cardiovascular work-outs, Greater self-discipline by methodically educating your mind and body in the doctrines and strategies of Taekwondo, Teach you self-defence by showing you how to recognize scenarios in which self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to control these circumstances in your favour, Reduced stress and anxiety with controlled breathing, Improve concentration and self-esteem by intensifying both physical and mental fitness, Boost your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life.
Taekwondo is perhaps best known for its acrobatic kicks, here are just a few of the basic kicks that you'll learn as a beginner: Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi). Taekwondo Blocks: To defend against and stop an incoming attack, "blocks" (known as Makgi) are used. Engaging the hands and parts of the arm, they are held in various positions. Each kind of attack necessitates a specific sort of block, counter-attacks can be created by integrating a block with another punch or kick. The main blocks include: Knife Hand Block, Upper Block, Single Forearm Block, Rising Block, Palm Block, Nine Block, Double Knife Hand Block, Low Block and Double Forearm Block.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank)
The belt and ranking structure can get somewhat complicated in Taekwondo as there's no standardized system across the diverse Taekwondo styles. Parallels do exist though, and typically there are 2 separate belt groupings, represented as "seniors" (black belts) and "juniors" (coloured belts). The number of rankings in the junior section varies across the disciplines but is generally somewhere between 8 and 12 belts, whilst the senior section generally has 9 belts or dans.
Beginners Taekwondo Airdrie
It doesn't matter who you are or what you're ranking is in Taekwondo, at some point you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We've all started like this and can only learn and improve through practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Airdrie are the place get started on that learning journey and to acquire the necessary basics so you can gain self-confidence and move forward in your Taekwondo adventure. Almost all beginner classes are created to be fun and friendly, delivering a gradual introduction to the basic Taekwondo principles and developing a solid base moving forward.
More Taekwondo Information
To see what's currently popular on social media check this out. Find ideas for learning Tae kwon do on You Tube here. To follow discussions about Taekwondo visit the Taekwondo Forum, subjects comprise "General Discussion", "Taekwondo Sparring", "The Instructors Room", "Taekwondo Patterns", "Self Defense" and "Health and Fitness". To obtain forearm defenders, chest guards, gum shields, men's and women's groin guards, hand pads, shin protectors, doboks, foot socks, mats, fighter gloves, foot guards, body defenders, foam head guards, sparring gloves, Taekwondo outfits and Taekwondo belts, visit Martial Art Shop. Find out more about about forms (patterns), historical influences, the history of Taekwondo, facilities and equipment, styles and organisations, promotion, belts and ranking, Tae kwon do vocabulary, philosophies and tournaments and competitions, head over to the Wikipedia page (here). To read more about the influence of Taekwondo in schools, head here
Primary Benefits of Taekwondo
- Teach self-defence by showing you how to realize occasions in which self-defence may be needed, and allowing you to manipulate these kinds of scenarios to your advantage
- Empower your mind and body via improved physical coordination and mental discipline
- Augment stamina, flexibility and agility by way of intensive cardiovascular exertion
- Reduces anxiety and stress by doing deep breathing exercises
- Build up your confidence by encouraging you to take control of your life and succeed
- More self-discipline by extensively educating your mind and body in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo
- Enhance self-esteem and concentration by sharpening your mental and physical fitness
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