Camborne Taekwondo: Mastering a new skill is always rewarding and the martial arts are very popular with people in Camborne these days. Trying a sport like Taekwondo helps you to learn self-defence, strengthen your body and mind, bolster your self-esteem and boost your confidence. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
Because of its more physical elements, Taekwondo is possibly more suited to the younger person in Camborne and is especially appropriate for children as it's terrific for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Seniors could find it a bit too taxing unless they are particularly fit and active. However those in Camborne who get involved in Taekwondo at a young age, will find that continuing into older adulthood is not difficult. Tai Chi or something similarly less strenuous might be more suited to the less nimble of you.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in about 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not coined until the 1950's. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts enthusiasts founded some schools which they named "kwans", practicing a mixture of martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it ultimately became known as, mainly involves kicking movements, in particular head-height kicks, turning/jumping kicks and rapid kicking styles. Today Camborne Taekwondo classes comply with this tradition.
The number of Taekwondo enthusiasts globally, now exceeds 60 million. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to anyone, and joining a local Camborne Taekwondo club or class is the most effective way to get yourself involved. While reaching Olympic standard may be aiming a bit high, there is no reason why you can't become a Taekwondo master.
Whilst there is much to be gained by practicing Taekwondo, it's the aspect of self-defence that most Camborne people find appealing. You shouldn't 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 while still exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the main principles of Taekwondo.
Your First Class: If you have booked your first class but have never done Taekwondo before, you will be wondering what to expect. The following will give you an overview, but this could vary from school to school. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase your heart rate and reduce stiffness in your muscles, some technical training comprising some kicks, hand attacks, stances and blocks, an introduction to some forms (Poomse), a look at sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and to finish off a warm down to stretch muscles and relax.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks: There are quite a few different Taekwondo kicks, listed here are just eight of them: Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi).