Bootle Taekwondo (L20): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to strengthen your mind and body, learn some self-defence techniques, bolster your self-esteem and boost your confidence, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Bootle, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. It could prove too taxing for some older adults, but shouldn't be a problem for those who are already fit and active. For those people who take up Taekwondo when they are younger, continuing the experience into adulthood should not be a problem. If you are less agile you could always try something a bit softer such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
With its beginnings in 1940's Korea, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently developed of the martial arts and involves mainly kicking moves such as fast kicking styles, head kicks and turning/jumping kicks. It began when schools called "kwans" were established by a group of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
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.
For many people in Bootle, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. You should not be surprised by this, when you take into account the high incidence of violence seen in today's town and city centres. The ability to defend yourself and at the same time exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo.
Your First Bootle Taekwondo Lesson: If you have decided to learn Taekwondo and are heading to your first class, you'll be curious about what will happen. The following will give you an illustration, but this will vary subject to which Bootle school you have signed up for. A warm up lasting fifteen to twenty minutes, a bit of technical training which will involve learning some blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances, an introduction to forms or patterns, a look at sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and to finish off a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing to prevent cramping and spasms.
Bootle Taekwondo classes are not only for folks in Bootle itself but also for students from Liverpool, Aintree, Litherland, Kirkdale, Clubmoor, Fazakerley, Everton, Seaforth, Norris Green, Melling, Walton, Ford, Orrell, Kirkby, Anfield, Sefton, Crosby, Vauxhall, Brighton le Sands and other Merseyside areas.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms): Mastering Taekwondo will involve learning many disciplines and one of the key parts of Taekwondo is its forms (also called Poomse or patterns). These are sequences of stance, technique and direction which need to be memorized in order for pupils to progress through the various dans (belts/grades).
Taekwondo Tournaments: Competitions are an important part of the overall Taekwondo experience and all of the different styles all over the world hold tournaments where Taekwondo masters come together to compete. Hard contact is rarely allowed in any of these competitions which mainly incorporate patterns, breaking and sparring. Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and WT tournaments, while some hand attacks are tolerated in ITF events.
Bootle Taekwondo clubs will likely offer you Taekwondo for fitness, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo for older adults, Taekwondo for beginners, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo patterns and other in Bootle, .
Conclusion: What you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you put into it (as is the case with life in general). Most of you will simply wish to improve your fitness, meet different people and make new friends, some may wish to progress to tournaments and competitions or maybe even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
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