Bexley Taekwondo (DA5): 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 strengthen your body and mind, bolster your self-respect, learn self-defence and boost your confidence, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
The mere mention of Taekwondo, brings to mind images of sprightly young children performing punching and kicking exercises. There's no doubt that the younger and fitter generation are more equipped to cope with the physical demands of this high energy sport, but this isn't to say that people of every age cannot take part. You will however get much more enjoyment out of Taekwondo if you are fairly fit and agile.
The sport was developed in Korea in 1945, though it was not given the name Taekwondo until the 1950's. This combination of various martial arts techniques were practiced in some exciting new schools in Seoul called "kwans", established by a group of Korean martial artists. In Taekwondo the emphasis is on kicking, in particular fast kicking strategies, head kicks and spinning/jumping kicks. Now Bexley Taekwondo classes adhere to this tradition.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Bexley and with over 60 million others worldwide. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everyone, and joining a local Bexley Taekwondo club or class is the best way to get yourself involved. There is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art, even if you do not aspire to Olympic competition.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Bexley are taking up self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them feel safer in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for other people, which are disciplines that are largely missing in modern day life.
Your First Taekwondo Class: If you have booked your first class but have never done Taekwondo before, you may be wondering what to expect. Most Taekwondo schools in Bexley follow a similar pattern, but there may be variations to the following. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase heart rate and loosen your muscles, some technical training which will involve learning some stances, kicks, blocking techniques and hand attacks, learning your the basic forms or patterns, some tips on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch muscles.
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