Grimsby Taekwondo (DN31): Originally developed in Korea during the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years or so. For those of you who wish to build your confidence, bolster your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind and learn self-defence, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Grimsby and is particularly suitable for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults may find it somewhat too demanding unless they are particularly fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Grimsby at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
The name Taekwondo has only been used since the 1950's, although the discipline started life in Korea in 1945. Some new schools called "kwans" were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics, combining a number of various martial arts techniques. The emphasis of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially head-height kicks, fast kicking styles and spinning/jumping kicks, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, meaning "the way of the foot and fist".Today Grimsby Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular worlwide with some 60 million people actively taking part in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can begin your journey of learning this fascinating art.
Folks in Grimsby learn Taekwondo for numerous reasons but it is the self-defence aspect that interests most. This is no surprise when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in town centres these days. The ability to defend yourself while still respecting others and exercising self-restraint is one of the main principles of Taekwondo.
You newly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be put to the test outside of an organized Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Taekwondo Class: If you have never tried Taekwondo before you might be a little anxious as to what you should expect on your first class. The following will give you an illustration, but this could vary subject to which Grimsby school you have signed up for. An initial warm up lasting 15-20 minutes, some technical training such as learning some stances, blocking techniques, kicks and hand attacks, learning the fundamental forms or patterns, a few ideas on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and finally a warm down to loosen up and stretch muscles.
Grimsby Taekwondo classes are not only intended for folks in Grimsby but also for enthusiasts from New Waltham, Great Limber, Rothwell, Fotherby, Holton le Clay, Keelby, Healing, Harbrough, Laceby, Humberston, Great Coates, Scartho, Swallow, Wyham, Cleethorpes, Immingham, Stallingborough and other nearby areas.
Taekwondo Kicks: As martial arts go, Taekwondo stands out as the one with the most kicking strategies. These are just some basic ones: Back Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Front Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick, Push Kick, Crescent Kick, Side Kick.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Grimsby Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Reduces stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Teach self-defence tactics by showing you how to recognise situations where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to manipulate such scenarios in your favour, Toughen up your body and mind by means of enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Turbocharge agility, flexibility and stamina by way of strenuous cardiovascular effort, More discipline by comprehensively training your body and mind in the doctrines and techniques of Taekwondo, Increase concentration and self-esteem by intensifying your physical and mental fitness, Boost your confidence by inspiring you to seize control of your life and succeed.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms): 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.
Taekwondo Belts: When it comes to promotion, ranking and belts there isn't actually any standardization in Taekwondo, since there are various different styles of Taekwondo which each have their own system in place. They are however similarities and they generally comprise two groups of belts "seniors" and "juniors", represented by black and coloured belts respectively. The senior rankings generally have 9 levels and the junior, between 8 and 12 levels.
Competitions: A typical Taekwondo competition incorporates patterns, sparring and breaking, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That being said there may also be some special events in certain tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) competitions are purely soft-contact affairs, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) competitions allow some hand attacks to the head. There are also some multi-discipline competitions.
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