Taekwondo Yate



Yate Taekwondo (BS37): If you are looking for ways that you can learn some valuable self-defence techniques, strengthen your body and mind, enhance your self-esteem and build your confidence, you might think about taking up a sport like Taekwondo. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this relatively modern martial art has grown in popularity.

Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Yate 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 Yate 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.

Yate Taekwondo

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 rapid kicking techniques, spinning/jumping kicks and head-height kicks.

With over sixty million people participating in Taekwondo classes all around the globe, this has certainly become an extremely popular activity, and if you become really expert at the sport you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it has been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.

Taekwondo Classes Yate Gloucestershire

For the people of Yate who wish to learn a martial art, a top priority is the aspect of self-defence. Since this is a key principle of Taekwondo, it is easy to see the appeal of this particular sport. With the added bonus of learning self-restraint and having a deep respect for others, signing up for a local Yate Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.

Your First Taekwondo Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Yate will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first lesson, but to give you an idea of what to expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include a warm-up, some sparring, learning Poomse (forms), an introduction to blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances (technical training) and a warm-down to stretch tired muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.

Yate Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for the people of Yate but also for followers from Frampton Cotterell, Iron Acton, Engine Common, Coalpit Heath, Hawkesbury, Tytherington, Westerleigh, Rangeworthy, Downend, Winterbourne, Horton, Chipping Sodbury, Frampton Common, Old Sodbury, Kingswood and other nearby areas.

Taekwondo - The Benefits: The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Yate are many and varied, among the most significant are: Lessen stress by doing deep breathing exercises, Learn self-defence by showing you how to recognize circumstances in which self-defence may be necessary, and allowing you to turn these types of situations to your advantage, Increase stamina, agility and flexibility through strenuous cardiovascular work-outs, Toughen up your mind and body by way of accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Develop discipline and willpower by thoroughly schooling your body and mind in the doctrines and strategies of Taekwondo, Boost confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Enhance self-esteem by maximizing both physical and mental fitness.

Taekwondo Belts: In Taekwondo there is really no standardization when it comes to belts and ranking. It all depends on which style you are looking at, since there are so many different Taekwondo styles. They are however usually divided into two groups "junior" or "colour" belts and "senior" or "black" belts. The junior/colour ranks range from white to red, with anything from 8 to 12 ranks, while the senior/black belts usually have 9 ranks.

Safety Gear: In all matches, events and competitions being staged under the auspices of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as hand guards, a blue/red head protector, red/blue body armour (hogu), forearm guards, a groin guard, a mouth guard and shin guards is mandatory. The kicking tactics used in Taekwondo can cause injury and this all helps to make the sport safer for its competitors.

Yate Taekwondo classes can normally offer Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo for fitness, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo for self-defence and other martial arts stuff in Yate, Gloucestershire.

Conclusion: We can pretty much guarantee that if you take up Taekwondo you will gain self-confidence, make more friends and improve your levels of fitness. 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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