Taekwondo

Taekwondo is the sport which is more than a sport; it offers what other sports lack, it’s a way of life come live for yourself. Learning this art can extend one's lifespan! You’ll encounter not only likeminded but optimistic, aspiring, and literally cool people at Taekwondo.

Anyone with the gut to begin can join Taekwondo! No prior experience is necessary. But feel at home if you have done any martial arts before.

For level 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 athletes. Excellent for getting/keeping super fit while having fun!

Membership

For 1 year, the standard membership is £3.69 for the year 2018/2019, in addition to the non-bucs card (£30). You are more than welcome to try Taekwondo before purchasing your membership, just turn up to one of our sessions.

You may get the membership for various reasons...from training to self defence and from competition to fittness - flexible to suite all.

The upcoming board breaking event is FREE for our members - 1st October 2018.

Training

Taekwondo emphasises  on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast yet powerful kicking techniques. Hence, the training drills might be challenging, and require a good level of fitness. But don't worry, soon you'll realise that you're improving and becoming more capabale both physically and mentally. It's always you vs you - you are to challenge yourself!

The training will be WT, and ITF style, including Poomsae, Kyorugi, Tul, Matseogi... From the very basics to advanced, you’ll learn Taekwondo thoroughly. For example, self-defence applications once you’ve developed skills.

The timetable is effective as of 8th October. 

Day

Location

Time

Info

Monday

C458

6:30 – 8pm

With head coach

Thursday

C458

6:30 – 8pm

With head coach

Friday

C458

6:30 – 8pm

Extras

Grading

From white belt to dans, all your grading will be done by the head coach in due course.

Competitions

The BSTF Taekwondo championships series are for university students in UK. More than 600 student athletes from over 50 universities competed last year. Team BCU Taekwondo ranked 5th indomitable team only to do better this year!

The BSTF 2018-2019 seasonal championships lets student athletes of all abilities (A, B, C) compete in Olympic/World style competitions. The final of the championships series is the official BUCS EUSA qualification event – qualified athletes compete at 2019 European University Championships, taking place in Croatia.

Taekwondo is also one of the 14 compulsory sports in the FISU Summer Universiade.

Coaches

The club is run by the head coach as well as other experienced/black belts.

Master Ali Abdoli – Kukkiwon 7th dan. 35+ years of Taekwondo experience. Been a national team member.

Tameem Al-Kubati – London 2012 Olympic athlete. Been a national team member.

 

Why do Taekwondo

According to the ‘British Active Students Survey’ physical activity, including sports participation and gym membership, improves student’s personal wellbeing, mental wellbeing, social inclusion, and perceived academic attainment and employability.

Doing Taekwondo during your university life at BCU could benefit you to: Enhance self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers. Build confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life. Develop discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the tenets and techniques. Taekwondo is a way of life, it teaches life skills

Fun to Do – an enjoyable activity for people regardless of age, gender, colour or culture

Something to Do – Taekwondo provides something to wake up for and look forward to, given how stressful university life can get

Easy to Do - Taekwondo requires minimal equipment just the human body (and brain). You challenge yourself, and your potential

Important to Do - Taekwondo’s benefits extend beyond the physical. The sport teaches manners, perseverance and self-control, while its sparring component demands courage

Taekwondo is a way of life, it teaches life skills

Tae Kwon Do

Taekwondo emphasizes kicks and punches thrown from a mobile stance. Taekwondo training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks. Pressure points, known as jiapsul, are used as well as grabbing self-defense techniques borrowed from other martial arts, such as Japanese judo, or Korean hapkido, or ssireum. It dates to over 2000 years in ancient Korea however.

 

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