Goole Taekwondo (DN14): Originally introduced in Korea during the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast paced combatative sport which has become increasingly popular over the last thirty years or so. For those of you who need to develop your body and mind, build your confidence, bolster your self-esteem and learn some useful self-defence techniques, Taekwondo could be the perfect hobby or fitness activity.
Taekwondo is generally much more physically demanding than for example Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty fit and nimble you may prefer to find something a little bit gentler to improve your fitness in Goole. Children and younger people are definitely an ideal participants for Taekwondo classes in Goole, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
The discipline was developed in Korea in 1945, though it wasn't named Taekwondo until the 1950's. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts fanatics set up some schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. Kicking movements, especially head-height kicks, turning/jumping kicks and fast kicking strategies are the main focus of Taekwondo, as it ultimately became known. These days Goole Taekwondo classes observe this tradition.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has more than 60 million enthusiasts all around the world, and whilst you may not have any aspirations to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still enroll in a Taekwondo class or club to master what will undoubtedly prove to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
It appears that the most interesting aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence. This is no surprise when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in town and city centres nowadays. However, exercising self-restraint and a respect for others goes hand in hand with the self-defence principles of Taekwondo.
Such self-defence techniques may in due course prove to be useful in the outside world, although it's far more likely that you will only be putting them to the test within a controlled class setting. However it is a reassuring feeling knowing the fact that you can always successfully defend yourself if you need to.
Your First Taekwondo Class
Different Taekwondo clubs in and around Goole will have different ideas about what enrollees should be covering on their very first class, however to give you an idea of what you should expect most initial Taekwondo classes will include things like a warm-up, some sparring, learning basic forms (Poomse), an overview of stances, blocking techniques, kicks and hand attacks (practical training) and a final warm-down to stretch weary muscles and get the body back to a state of equilibrium.
Taekwondo of course also has got its own official governing body, and in the British Isles it is British Taekwondo. Everyone wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Goole have to become registered members of this organisation. By going to British Taekwondo's official website you can discover information on coaching courses, clubs and members, events, safe practices, safeguarding and equality, first aid, news, coaches and referees, starting a new club, and lots more Taekwondo related facts.
Taekwondo Tournaments and Competitions
A typical Taekwondo competition includes breaking, sparring and patterns, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That being said there are also some unique events in particular competitions such as team demonstrations and self-defence. WT contests are purely soft-contact affairs, while ITF competitions allow some hand attacks to be aimed at the head. There are in addition a few multi-discipline contests.
It matters not who you are or what you're standing is in the world of Taekwondo, at some stage you were a total novice, fearing failure and knowing practically nothing. We've all started like this and are only able to develop and learn with practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Goole are the place get started on that learning process and to pick up the necessary basics so that you can build self-confidence and move forward in your Taekwondo adventure. Almost all beginner classes are geared up to be fun and friendly, delivering a gradual introduction to the basic Taekwondo values and building a solid foundation for the future.
Competitions governed by British Taekwondo rules demand that various pieces of protective gear be worn, these include things like: forearm protectors, a groin protector, shin guards, a mouth guard, a red or blue body guard (hogu), a red or blue head protector and hand protectors. This is crucial owing to the potent kicking movements being employed.
We can practically guarantee that if you take up Taekwondo you will make more friends, gain more confidence and improve your fitness. If that is all you take away from it, then all well and good, you can call it an achievement! We're not all vying to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you who are, still have to begin with that initial step. Good luck on your adventure!
- Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi)
- Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi)
- Front Kick (Ap Chagi)
- Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi)
- Side Kick (Yeop Chagi)
- Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi)
- Back Kick (Dwo Chagi)
- Push Kick (Meereo Chagi)
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List of suggested reading: Taekwondo: The Essential Introduction, TAEKWON-DO: Origins of the Art: Bok Man Kim's Historic Photospective (1955-2015) by Kim Bok Man, Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo by Doug Cook and Richard Chun, Taekwondo Step Sparring by Sang Kim, Taekwon-Do Patterns: From Beginner to Black Belt by Jim Hogan, ITF Taekwondo: Basic Information and Korean for Belt Gradings, Taekwondo White to Black Belt: Your Ultimate Grading and Reference Summary.
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