Bracknell Taekwondo (RG12): Initially introduced in Korea during the nineteen forties and fifties, Taekwondo is a fast paced combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the last thirty years or so. For people who want to learn self-defence, boost your confidence, strengthen your mind and body and enhance your self-respect, Taekwondo could be the perfect hobby or fitness activity.
Taekwondo is generally far more demanding physically than for instance Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty agile and fit you might prefer to find something a little bit gentler to boost your fitness in Bracknell. Younger children are clearly an ideal participants for Taekwondo classes in Bracknell, with lots of fast paced movements taking place and a great deal of high kicking.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently introduced of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea, South-East Asia in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul founded some new schools which they called "kwans", merging a number of martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which was eventually called, mostly entails kicking manoeuvres, particularly head-height kicks, fast kicking methods and jumping/spinning kicks.
With more than sixty million fitness enthusiasts participating in Taekwondo instruction all over the world, this has unquestionably become an extremely popular pastime, and if you become really good at the martial art you might possibly one day be eligible for the Olympic Games, of which it's been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and not surprisingly this is one of the principal reasons that people in Bracknell join classes and take up the sport. There's been a disturbing escalation of violent practices in recent years and this is especially rife in town and city centres throughout Berkshire and Great Britain as a whole. The good thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also promotes self-discipline and respect for other people, not such familiar qualities in Bracknell these days.
Although it will instill you with confidence being aware that you have these self-defence skills in your locker, the chances are that you will never have to use them outside of a dedicated Taekwondo class.
Your First Bracknell Taekwondo Class
If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first class. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up, a little technical training involving learning some blocking techniques, stances, kicks and hand attacks, an introduction to some forms, a few tips on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
Taekwondo of course also has got its own governing body, and in Britain it is British Taekwondo. Every person wishing to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Bracknell must become registered members of this organisation. You can find plenty of information on first aid, coaching courses, beginning a new Taekwondo club, events, coaches and tournament referees, news, health and safety, equality and safeguarding, clubs and members, and more, by viewing British Taekwondo's website.
Beginners Taekwondo Bracknell
With any sport or activity we need to start someplace, and Taekwondo is just the same. Even the the best of the Bracknell Taekwondo masters were total newbies at one time. So, what should you expect as a total novice at Taekwondo? A beginners class should give its enrollees enough instruction to teach them the basic principles and allow them to develop confidence as they progress. An ideal beginners class ought to be enjoyable as well as instructional, when people are having fun they're more engaged and are going to learn faster.
The benefits that you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you put into it (as applies with life in general). The majority of you will purely want to meet different people, improve your fitness and make new friends, some might want to move on to tournaments and competitions or maybe even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all end up being a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
Basic Kicks in Taekwondo
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
Primary Benefits of Taekwondo
- Increase self-esteem by maximizing your mental and physical health
- More discipline by exhaustively educating your mind and body in the techniques and principles of Taekwondo
- Empower your mind and body thru enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline
- Teach you self-defence by showing you how to recognise scenarios in which self-defence may be needed, and enabling you to control these types of circumstances to your advantage
- Boost your confidence by pushing you to take control of your life and succeed
- Improve stamina, agility and flexibility through strenuous cardiovascular effort
- Reduced stress and anxiety using advanced breath control
Bracknell Taekwondo instructors can generally help you with Taekwondo taster lessons, Taekwondo uniforms, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo for beginners, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for seniors, the rules of Taekwondo, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo etiquette and more martial arts stuff in Bracknell, Berkshire.
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Bracknell Taekwondo classes aren't just for people in Bracknell but also for martial arts fans from Crowthorne, Jennetts Park, Bullbrook, Amen Corner, Binfield, West End, Popeswood, Hurst, Ascot, Wokingham, Warfield, Winkfield Row, Sunninghill, Bagshot, Newell Green, Shurlock Row and other nearby areas.
Bibliography: Tae Kwon Do (Richard Chun), Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics, Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense, Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do Hae Sul: Real Applications to the ITF Patterns by Stuart Anslow, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns (Marc Tedeschi), A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do, Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee).
More Berkshire Taekwondo classes: Reading, Thatcham, Bracknell, Newbury, Winkfield, Ascot, Tilehurst, Sandhurst, Sunninghill, Windsor, Wokingham, Crowthorne, Slough, Finchampstead, Maidenhead, Twyford and Woodley.
Taekwondo classes in other regions of the UK: Havant, Longbenton, Kidderminster, Herne Bay, Hartlepool, Ross-on-Wye, Witney, Dunstable, Stafford, Darlington, Buckingham, Newark-on-Trent, Peterborough, Folkestone, Bletchley, Brighton, Ware, Blackpool, Marlborough, Carmarthen, Thetford, East Kilbride, Stanford-le-Hope, Cwmbran, Port Talbot, Taunton, Stanley.
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