Bridlington Taekwondo: If you have been looking around Bridlington for some ideas for a new hobby, you might want to consider Taekwondo as a candidate. Practising this sport will help you to learn some self-defence techniques, strengthen your mind and body, enhance your self-respect and build your confidence. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this more modern martial art has continued to grow in popularity.
Because of its more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Bridlington and is especially appropriate for children as it is terrific for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too taxing, unless they've consistently kept themselves active. People in Bridlington who take up Taekwondo when they may be young find it simple to continue when they become older. The less nimble of you might like to consider something softer like Tai Chi.
The name Taekwondo has only been used since the 1950's, although the martial art started life in Korea in 1945. This mix of various martial arts techniques were practiced in some new schools in Seoul called "kwans", established by a group of Korean martial artists. In Taekwondo the main focus is on kicking, in particular head-height kicks, rapid kicking methods and jumping/turning kicks. These days Bridlington Taekwondo classes observe this tradition.
The number of Taekwondo students worldwide, now exceeds 60 million. This sport has even featured in the Olympic Games since 2000, and if you want to get involved, joining your local Bridlington Taekwondo class or club is an excellent starting point. There isn't any reason why you can't become a master of this exciting martial art, even if you don't aspire to Olympic competition.
For many people in Bridlington, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that is the most interesting. And its no surprise that this features highly on people's list of priorities when you consider the ever rising incidence of violence seen nowadays in town centres throughout the United Kingdom. However, exercising self-restraint and a respect for others goes hand in hand with Taekwondo's self-defence principles.
What to Expect From Your First Class: If you've booked your first lesson but haven't done Taekwondo before, you will be wondering what to expect. There might be variations to the following, subject to which Bridlington Taekwondo school you attend, but you can roughly expect; A 15-20 minute warm up to loosen your muscles and increase heart rate, a little technical training such as learning some blocking techniques, kicks, stances and hand attacks, learning the fundamental forms or patterns, a few ideas on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and loosening up to prevent cramping and spasms.
If you wish to join a Taekwondo club in Bridlington, you'll also have to register with the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo.