Whitehaven Taekwondo (CA28): If you are looking for ways to learn some self-defence moves, develop your mind and body, build your confidence and bolster your self-respect, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
It must be asserted that Taekwondo can be fairly demanding physically, which might unnerve the older and less agile people in Whitehaven from taking this up. To be fair, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are kids and the younger generation, but of course older individuals who're in great physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this sport.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently created of the martial arts, with its root beginnings in Korea in 1945. A number of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul founded some new schools which they called "kwans", incorporating many different martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, primarily consists of high-kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/turning kicks, rapid kicking styles and head kicks.
With more than sixty million individuals engaged in Taekwondo instruction all over the world, this has definitely become a popular pastime, and if you become really good at this sport you might possibly one day be eligible for the Olympic Games, of which it's been an integral part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
For the people of Whitehaven who would like to learn a martial art, a major priority is the element of self-defence. As this is a pivotal concept of Taekwondo, it isn't difficult to see the attraction of this unique sport. With the additional reward of developing self-restraint and having a degree of respect for others, registering for a local Whitehaven Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
Your newly learned Taekwondo skills will more than likely never have to be tested outside the regulated environment of an actual Taekwondo class, however being aware that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson
For those of you who have never tried Taekwondo before, you'll no doubt be interested to know what to expect from your first lesson. There may be variations to the following, depending on which Whitehaven Taekwondo school you go to, but you can pretty much expect; A warm up of 15-20 minutes to increase heart rate and loosen stiff muscles, some technical training which will involve learning some kicks, stances, hand attacks and blocking techniques, a look at some forms (Poomse), a look at sparring including good timing, precise movement and the accurate targeting of attacks, and finally a warm down to prevent cramping and muscle spasms.
The regulating body for Taekwondo in the United Kingdom is British Taekwondo and anyone wishing to join a Taekwondo class in Whitehaven has to also become a member of British Taekwondo. You'll be able to read about coaching courses, health and safety, equality and safeguarding, news, first aid, events, beginning a new club, coaches and referees, members and clubs, and more on British Taekwondo's website, and get the latest news reports on their Twitter or Facebook page.
Beginners Taekwondo Whitehaven
It does not matter who you are or what you're ranking is in Taekwondo, at one stage you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We have all started out at that point and can only improve and learn through practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Whitehaven are the place to start that learning journey and to pick up the fundamentals so that you can gain self-confidence and proceed with your Taekwondo adventure. Nearly all beginner classes are geared up to be fun and friendly, delivering a gradual introduction to the basic Taekwondo principles and developing a firm foundation moving forward.
Safety gear like hand guards, a red or blue head guard, shin guards, a gum shield, a blue/red body guard (hogu), a groin guard and forearm protectors have to be worn in all tournaments regulated by British Taekwondo. Protection from injury is imperative thanks to the vigorous kicks which are an integral element of this activity.
Taekwondo Information and Advice
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Benefits Gained From Taekwondo
- Beef up confidence by inspiring you to succeed and to take control of your life
- Toughen up your body and mind via increased physical coordination and mental discipline
- Better self-discipline by extensively schooling your body and mind in the principles and tactics of Taekwondo
- Lessen anxiety using advanced breath control
- Supercharge agility, stamina and flexibility by way of intensive cardiovascular effort
- Increase concentration and self-esteem by raising your physical and mental powers
- Teach you self-defence tactics by helping you recognize instances in which self-defence could be required, and allowing you to control these kinds of scenarios in your favour
Whitehaven Taekwondo teachers can normally help you with Taekwondo taster sessions, Taekwondo for seniors, Taekwondo equipment, women's Taekwondo, sparring, Taekwondo uniforms, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo training, Taekwondo for beginners and other martial arts stuff in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
Also find: Moor Row Taekwondo classes, Parton Taekwondo classes, Arlecdon Taekwondo classes, Howman Taekwondo classes, Cleator Moor Taekwondo classes, Moresby Taekwondo classes, Harras Moor Taekwondo classes, Hensingham Taekwondo classes, Bigrigg Taekwondo classes, Moresby Parks Taekwondo classes, Bransty Taekwondo classes, Mirehouse Taekwondo classes, Rottington Taekwondo classes, Distington Taekwondo classes, Frizington Taekwondo classes, Ennerdale Bridge Taekwondo classes, Sandwith Taekwondo and more Cumbria Taekwondo schools.
Whitehaven Taekwondo classes are not just intended for the people of Whitehaven itself but also for followers from Howman, Moresby Parks, Mirehouse, Parton, Moor Row, Bigrigg, Sandwith, Ennerdale Bridge, Bransty, Moresby, Rottington, Cleator Moor, Hensingham, Frizington, Harras Moor, Distington, Arlecdon and other nearby locations.
List of publications: A Killing Art: The Story of Tae Kwon Do by Alex Gillis, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns (Stuart Anslow), Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Taekwon-Do Patterns, Taekwondo: Complete ITF Patterns, Taekwondo Black Belt Poomsae: Original Koryo and Koryo, Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics (Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan).
Taekwondo classes in other regions of the UK: Horsforth, Ilkley, Bedworth, Oldbury, Dunfermline, Tring, Coventry, Wallsend, Newport, Chapeltown, Greenock, Gatley, Falmouth, Pudsey, Clacton-on-Sea, Blackpool, Ulverston, Castlereagh, Hurstpierpoint, St Austell, Bromley, Morley, Exeter, Fareham, Carmarthen, Swansea, Barnstaple.
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