Banbury Taekwondo (OX15 and OX16): A Korean martial art that was developed during the 1940's, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to boost your confidence, learn to defend yourself, strengthen your body and mind and bolster your self-respect, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Banbury from taking this up. To be fair, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but certainly older people who are in good physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this activity.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like rapid kicking techniques, head kicks and jumping/spinning kicks, Taekwondo was formulated from the techniques of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" had the names Songmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Mooduk Kwan.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular worlwide with some 60 million people actively taking part in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can begin your journey of learning this fascinating art.
For the people of Banbury 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 Banbury Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
Your First Banbury Taekwondo Class: If Taekwondo is not something that you've ever done before, you will doubtless be wondering what to expect from your first lesson should you decide to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in Banbury have different ideas about this but roughly; you will take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring techniques and finally you will warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation.
If you would like to join a Taekwondo club in Banbury, you will also have to register with the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo.
Tournaments: There are a wide variety of competitions in Taekwondo involving all the various styles. They mostly involve sparring, patterns (forms) and breaking with very little hard contact. International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) competitions don't allow excessive contact but do allow hand attacks to the head. World Taekwondo (WT) and Olympic competitions allow only sparring. Multi-style competitions also take place.
Banbury Taekwondo for Beginners: Even the very best exponents of Taekwondo in Banbury had to start as novices, so it is no shame to be a complete beginner at Taekwondo, or any other activity for that matter. The aim of a Taekwondo beginners class is to teach a few basics, increase confidence and build a solid foundation for the future. Most important of all is that it should be fun, students having fun will learn quicker and be better engaged.
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Conclusion: We can pretty much guarantee that if you take up Taekwondo you will improve your fitness, make new friends and gain self-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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