Glenrothes Taekwondo (KY6): Introduced in the nineteen forties in Korea, South-East Asia, Taekwondo is a martial art which has grown dramatically in popularity in the last 20 years or so. Well known as a means by which to learn self-defence, enhance your self-respect, develop your mind and body and boost your confidence, it has been embraced by tens of millions of people across the globe.
Taekwondo is a perfect sport for children in Glenrothes, because it encourages self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. It can sometimes be too challenging for older adults except if they are exceptionally active and fit. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Glenrothes, got involved in the sport when they were younger. If you consider yourself amongst the less agile, you could always try something like Tai Chi which is much less strenuous.
The discipline was developed in Korea in 1945, though it was not given the name Taekwondo until the 1950's. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts fanatics established some new schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. This eventually became known as Taekwondo and the main emphasis of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/turning kicks, head-height kicks and fast kicking strategies.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Glenrothes and with over 60 million others worldwide. This sport has even featured in the Olympic Games since 2000, and if you want to get involved, joining a local Glenrothes Taekwondo club or class is a good place to start. While you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
In these times of escalating violence, it is no surprise that people in areas like Glenrothes are signing up for self-defence training such as Taekwondo to help them to feel safer and more secure in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but at the same time it also promotes self-restraint and a deep respect for other folks, which are qualities that are largely lacking in 21st century living.
There is a very good likelihood that your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will never need to be used in the outside world, but it will certainly give you reassurance knowing that they're there should you ever be in need of them.
Your First Class
If you have never had a go at Taekwondo previously, you could be a bit concerned as to what should be expected on your very first class. This varies from club to club but will usually consist of some or all of these. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to loosen muscles and increase heart rate, a little technical training including learning some stances, kicks, hand attacks and blocks, studying some Poomse (forms), a quick introduction to sparring including movement, attack timing and timing, and finally a warm down to stretch and relax tired muscles.
British Taekwondo is the governing body of the sport within the UK, and membership of this organisation is mandatory if you wish to join any Taekwondo club in Glenrothes or nearby. You can read about establishing a new club, news, health and safety, equality and safeguarding, first aid, events, clubs and members, coaching courses, referees and coaching, and more on British Taekwondo's official website, or find out the latest news on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Benefits to be Gained From Taekwondo
There are of course, a lot of benefits to be gained from practicing Taekwondo, and listed here are just a few that may be appealing to you: Boost your confidence by pushing you to take control of your life and succeed, Teach self-defence by helping you to recognise scenarios where self-defence may be required, and allowing you to turn these situations to your advantage, Increase concentration and self-esteem by intensifying your mental and physical health, Toughen up your mind and body by means of accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Develop discipline and willpower by exhaustively training your body and mind in the doctrines and strategies of Taekwondo, Reduce stress and anxiety using advanced breath control, Supercharge flexibility, agility and stamina by means of intense cardiovascular exertion.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Folks just beginning their journey in Taekwondo don't have to worry too much about forms (Poomse, patterns) in the early days, but they will have to familiarise themselves with some standard ones for starters and move on to more intricate forms as they move up the various belts (grades/dans). A "form" is denoted by specific areas of Taekwondo including direction, technique and stance. Learning such sequences is a crucial part of mastering Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Ranking)
The ranking and belt structure can get rather complicated in Taekwondo since there's no standardized system throughout the diverse Taekwondo disciplines. Likenesses can be found however, and normally there are 2 distinct belt groups, represented as "juniors" (colours) and "seniors" (black dans). The number of ranks in the junior groupings varies over the disciplines but is commonly between eight and twelve belts, whilst the senior's group commonly has nine dans or belts.
Taekwondo Beginners Classes
As with any sport or activity we've got to begin someplace, and Taekwondo is no exception. Even the uppermost Glenrothes Taekwondo masters were complete newbies at one point. So, what should you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? A beginners class should give its enrollees sufficient coaching to teach them the fundamentals and enable them to develop self-confidence as they progress. The ideal beginners class needs to be fun as well as educational, when folks are having fun they're more engaged and are going to learn quicker.
Precisely what you get out of Taekwondo will be proportional to what you invest in it (as is true of life on the whole). The majority of you will simply want to meet different people, make new friends and improve your fitness levels, some may aspire to move on to tournaments and competitions or perhaps even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad.
More Taekwondo Help and Guidance
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Basic Taekwondo Kicks
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
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