Rugby Taekwondo (CV21): If you would like to build your confidence, bolster your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind and learn to defend yourself better, an ideal sport to take up is Taekwondo. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Rugby, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. It could prove too taxing for some older adults, but shouldn't be a problem for those who are already fit and active. People in Rugby who take up Taekwondo when they are young find it easy to continue when they get older. Something a bit softer like Tai Chi might be more suitable for the less agile of you.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially spinning/jumping kicks, rapid kicking styles and head kicks.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Rugby and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Rugby Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved in this sport which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. 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.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Rugby 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 Warwickshire 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 Rugby nowadays.
Your First Rugby Taekwondo Class: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first class. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training involving learning some stances, hand attacks, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
Rugby Taekwondo classes aren't only for people in Rugby but also for students from Harborough Magna, Long Lawford, Cawston, Newbold on Avon, Lilbourne, Bilton, Brandon, Hillmorton, Dunchurch, Brownsover, Overslade, Church Lawford, Newton, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Wolston and other nearby locations.
The Taekwondo Kicks: Taekwondo is probably best known for its acrobatic kicking manoeuvres, here are some of the basic kicks you will learn as a novice: Push Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Side Kick, Axe Kick, Back Kick, Crescent Kick, Front Kick.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion): With there being various different styles of Taekwondo there has never been any standard system for allocating belts (promotion). What does exist is however fairly similar and consists of two belt groups "junior" and "senior" ("colour" and "black"), each of these groups are divided into ranks, 8 to 12 colours for juniors and 9 for seniors.
Summary: We can pretty much guarantee that if you take up Taekwondo you will make more friends, improve your fitness levels and gain more confidence. If that is all you get out of it, then all well and good, you can call it a success! We aren't all striving to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you who are need to start with the first step. Good luck on your journey!
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