Cramlington Taekwondo: If you've been thinking of taking up a hobby to accomplish some specific goals such as to boost your confidence, bolster your self-respect, learn some self-defence moves and strengthen your body and mind, Taekwondo could be just the thing for you. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
Taekwondo is quite physically demanding, which means it might be considered more appropriate for the younger rather than the older generation in Cramlington. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially good for children. It could prove too taxing for some seniors, but should not be a problem for those who are already active and fit. People in Cramlington who take up Taekwondo when they are young find it simple to continue when they get older. Tai Chi or something similarly softer might be more suited to the less nimble of you.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts devotees set up some schools which they named "kwans", practicing a mixture of martial arts techniques. This ultimately became known as Taekwondo and the primary emphasis of the discipline was on kicking movements, in particular head kicks, rapid kicking styles and turning/jumping kicks. Today Cramlington Taekwondo classes adhere to this tradition.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Cramlington and with more than sixty million others throughout the world. Heading along to a local Taekwondo club or class in Cramlington is a good way to get involved with this activity which is now an Olympic sport. While you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there isn't any reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have an amazing time along the way.
Of all the many benefits of learning this sport, it's the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that the people of Cramlington find most interesting. And its no surprise that this features highly on people's list of priorities when you take into account the rising incidence of violence seen nowadays in town centres throughout Britain. Being able to defend yourself is a key factor of Taekwondo, but this is tempered by respecting others and exercising self-restraint.
Your First Cramlington Taekwondo Class: For those of you who've never attempted Taekwondo before, you'll no doubt be interested to know just what to expect from your first lesson. The following will give you an illustration, but this could vary depending on which Cramlington school you attend. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up, a little technical training comprising some hand attacks, stances, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), a look at sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing to prevent spasms and cramping.