Bridlington Taekwondo (YO15): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to boost your confidence, strengthen your body and mind, learn self-defence and bolster your self-esteem, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
Because of its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is maybe more suited to the younger generation in Bridlington and is particularly appropriate for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. It can sometimes be too taxing for older adults except if they are exceptionally active and fit. Quite a lot of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Bridlington, got involved in the sport when they were younger. Tai Chi or something similarly softer might be more suitable for the less agile of you.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its origins in Korea in 1945. Some exciting new schools called "kwans" were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts devotees, merging a number of various martial arts techniques. Kicking manoeuvres, in particular head-height kicks, fast kicking styles and jumping/turning kicks are the primary emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known. Today Bridlington Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Bridlington and with more than sixty million others globally. Heading along to your local Bridlington Taekwondo club or class is an easy way to get involved in this sport which has even been included in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. Whilst the odds of you getting to Olympic standard are quite slim, there's no reason at all why you can't master this thrilling martial art.
For many people in Bridlington, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
These self-defence techniques may at some point come in handy in the outside world, although it is more likely that you will only be using them within a monitored class environment. However it's a nice feeling knowing that you can always defend yourself if you need to.
What to Expect From Your First Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Bridlington will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first lesson, but to give you an idea of what to expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include a warm-up, some sparring, learning Poomse (forms), an introduction to blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances (technical training) and a warm-down to stretch tired muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: When signing up for Taekwondo classes in Bridlington you will be hoping to get some benefits to make the whole thing worthwhile. So let's look at a few of the benefits that you might gain by learning and practicing Taekwondo. Boost your confidence by helping you to seize control of your life and succeed, Strengthen your body and mind via increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Increase self-esteem by intensifying both mental and physical fitness, Reduce anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Augment agility, stamina and flexibility by means of intense cardiovascular work-outs, Help with self-defence techniques by showing you how to realize circumstances where self-defence may be required, and allowing you to manipulate such circumstances to your advantage, More discipline by methodically educating your body and mind in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank): In Taekwondo there is really no standardization when it comes to belts and ranking. It all depends on which style you are looking at, since there are so many different Taekwondo styles. They are however usually divided into two groups "junior" or "colour" belts and "senior" or "black" belts. The junior/colour ranks range from white to red, with anything from 8 to 12 ranks, while the senior/black belts usually have 9 ranks.
Taekwondo for Beginners: It doesn't matter who you are or what you're capable of in Taekwondo, at one stage you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We have all started at that point and can only learn and improve with practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Bridlington are the place to start that learning process and to pick up the basics so that you can gain confidence and move forward in your Taekwondo adventure. Most beginner classes are set up to be fun and friendly, offering a slow introduction to the basic Taekwondo principles and building a solid foundation for the future.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment: Competitions governed by British Taekwondo rules require various items of protective gear to be used, these include: a blue/red head guard, forearm guards, shin protectors, a groin protector, hand protectors, red or blue body armour and a mouth guard. This is important because of the powerful kicking attacks being employed.
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