Brighton Taekwondo (BN1): If you would like to boost your confidence, enhance your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body and learn some self-defence techniques, an ideal hobby to take up is Taekwondo. This Korean inspired martial art has grown in popularity since it was developed during the 1940's and 50's.
Whilst people of any age in Brighton can obviously participate in Taekwondo, it is particularly suited to the younger generation since it can be fairly demanding physically, children can especially benefit from its teachings of self-discipline and the respect of others. Older adults who are not all that fit and active might find it a tad too challenging. People in Brighton who take up Taekwondo when they are young find it easy to continue when they get older. Something a bit less strenuous like Tai Chi might be more suitable for the less nimble of you.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently introduced of the martial arts, with its origins in Korea in 1945. Some innovative new schools called "kwans", incorporating various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts lovers. The main focus of the discipline was on kicking movements, especially spinning/jumping kicks, rapid kicking styles and head-height kicks, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, roughly meaning "the way of the foot and fist". These days Brighton Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
The total number of Taekwondo practitioners worldwide, now exceeds 60 million. If you want to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, joining a Taekwondo club or class in Brighton is a good place to start. While nobody would expect you to get to Olympic standard, you can certainly be one of the best Taekwondo exponents in Brighton.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Brighton join classes and take up the sport. There has been a worrying increase in violent behaviour in recent years and this is especially prevalent in town and city centres around East Sussex and the UK in general. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and respect for others, not such common qualities in Brighton nowadays.
Your First Brighton Taekwondo Class: If you've booked your first class but have never attempted Taekwondo before, you will be wondering what to prepare for. There could be variations to the following, subject to which Brighton Taekwondo school you attend, but you can more or less expect; A fifteen to twenty minute warm up, a bit of technical training which will involve learning some stances, blocking techniques, kicks and hand attacks, an introduction to some Poomse (or forms), a look at sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and to round off a warm down to relax and stretch muscles.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks: Taekwondo is renowned for its wide variety of kicks, more than any other martial art. Here are just a few: Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi).
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns): Forms are a key element of Taekwondo and are essential if you are to master this fascinating martial art. Some basic forms must be learned at the beginning and more complex forms must be mastered in order to progress through the various belts. A Taekwondo form is characterized by various aspects such as stance, direction and technique.
To Summarize: What you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you put into it (as is the case with life in general). Most of you will simply wish to make new friends, improve your fitness and meet different people, some may wish to progress to tournaments and competitions or maybe even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
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