Aylesbury Taekwondo: If you would like to boost your confidence, strengthen your mind and body, enhance your self-respect and learn to defend yourself better, an ideal activity to take up is Taekwondo. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this more contemporary martial art has grown in popularity.
Most people in Aylesbury would assume that the high kicking, fast punching movements demanded by Taekwondo are more suitable for younger children. While the younger and fitter generation should find it easier to contend with the demands of Taekwondo, people of every age can and do practice the sport. However, so as to fully enjoy all the intricacies of Taekwondo, it helps to be fairly agile.
Taekwondo originated in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial arts devotees in Seoul established some schools called "kwans", where they practiced a mixture of martial arts techniques. The focus of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking styles, head kicks and turning/jumping kicks, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, meaning "the way of the foot and fist". Nowadays Aylesbury Taekwondo classes comply with this tradition.
Popular globally Taekwondo now has over sixty million practitioners. If you would like to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, joining a Taekwondo class or club in Aylesbury is a great place to start. Whilst you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there isn't any reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun in the process.
Of all the many benefits of learning this sport, it is the self-defence element of Taekwondo that the people of Aylesbury consider most alluring. And its no real surprise that this sits prominently on people's list of priorities when you consider the ever increasing amounts of violence seen nowadays in city and town centres throughout the United Kingdom. It's a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time exercise self-restraint and respect others.
Your First Taekwondo Class: If you've made up your mind to learn Taekwondo and are preparing for your first lesson, you will be curious as to what will happen. This could vary from class to class but will normally include all or most of the following. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase heart rate and loosen stiff muscles, a little technical training covering some hand attacks, kicks, stances and blocks, learning some Poomse (or forms), some ideas on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and last but not least a warm down with muscle stretching and loosening up to prevent cramping and spasms.
If you wish to sign up to a Taekwondo club in Aylesbury, you will also have to register with the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo.