Crawley Taekwondo (RH10): If you have been looking around Crawley for some ideas for a new hobby, you might want to consider Taekwondo as a possibility. Practising this skill will enable you to boost your confidence, enhance your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body and learn some self-defence techniques. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this more modern martial art has grown in popularity.
Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, meaning it may be considered more appropriate for the younger rather than the older generation in Crawley. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it particularly good for children. Older adults trying Taekwondo for the very first time often find it too taxing, unless they have kept themselves active. However those in Crawley who get involved in Taekwondo at an early age, will find that continuing into older adulthood isn't a problem. The less nimble of you might find that Tai Chi which is a bit less demanding, is more to your liking.
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 spinning/jumping kicks, head-height kicks and fast kicking styles. It began when schools called "kwans" were established by a group of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
For many people in Crawley, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
Your First Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Crawley will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first class, but to give you an idea of what to expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include a warm-up, some sparring, learning Poomse (forms), an introduction to blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances (technical training) and a warm-down to stretch tired muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Crawley Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Build confidence by motivating you to take control of your life and succeed, Enhance feelings of self-esteem by elevating both mental and physical fitness, Supercharge agility, flexibility and stamina by means of extreme cardiovascular exertion, Reduces stress using advanced breath control, Learn self-defence by training you to recognise scenarios in which self-defence may be required, and allowing you to turn these types of scenarios in your favour, Empower your body and mind via improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Greater discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the concepts and strategies of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts: In Taekwondo there is really no standardization when it comes to belts and ranking. It all depends on which style you are looking at, since there are so many different Taekwondo styles. They are however usually divided into two groups "junior" or "colour" belts and "senior" or "black" belts. The junior/colour ranks range from white to red, with anything from 8 to 12 ranks, while the senior/black belts usually have 9 ranks.
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