Cowes Taekwondo (PO31): If you're looking for ways to learn some self-defence techniques, enhance your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body and boost your confidence, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Cowes 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.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/turning kicks, head kicks and rapid kicking strategies.
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.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Cowes join classes and take up the sport. There has been a worrying increase in violent behaviour in recent years and this is especially prevalent in town and city centres around Isle of Wight and the UK in general. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and respect for others, not such common qualities in Cowes nowadays.
You newly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be put to the test outside of an organized Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Cowes Taekwondo Lesson: If you have booked your first lesson but have never done Taekwondo before, you may be wondering what to expect. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training which will involve learning some kicks, blocks, stances and hand attacks, some work on forms or patterns (Poomse in Korean), a few ideas on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
Cowes Taekwondo classes aren't just intended for the people of Cowes itself but also for devotees from Cross Lane, Binfield, Wootton Bridge, Locksgreen, Osborne, Great Thorness, Northwood, Littletown, Wootton, Whippingham, Fishbourne, Gurnard, Wootton Common, Porchfield, East Cowes and other surrounding locations.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Cowes Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Strengthen your mind and body by way of enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline, Reduces anxiety using advanced breath control, Supercharge flexibility, agility and stamina by means of intense cardiovascular work-outs, Help with self-defence by showing you how to realize occasions where self-defence could be needed, and allowing you to turn these kinds of scenarios in your favour, Greater discipline and willpower by thoroughly educating your mind and body in the tactics and doctrines of Taekwondo, Grow in your confidence by helping you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Enhance feelings of self-esteem by maximizing both physical and mental health.
Taekwondo Tournaments and Competitions: 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 sparring, breaking and patterns (forms). Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and WT tournaments, while some hand attacks are tolerated in ITF events.
To Summarize: 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 make new friends, improve your fitness levels and meet different people, 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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