Darlington Taekwondo (DL1): Originally developed in Korea during the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years or so. For those of you who wish to enhance your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, learn some valuable self-defence techniques and boost your confidence, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
Taekwondo is generally a lot more demanding physically than for example Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty fit and agile you might prefer to find something a little gentler to improve your fitness in Darlington. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Darlington, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like head kicks, turning/jumping kicks and rapid kicking styles, Taekwondo was formulated from the techniques of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" had the names Songmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Mooduk Kwan.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Darlington and with over sixty million others globally. If you would like to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, joining a Taekwondo class or club in Darlington is a great place to start. There's no reason why you cannot reach a high standard in this exhilarating sport, even if you have no desire to take part in the Olympics.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Darlington 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 County Durham 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 Darlington nowadays.
Your First Class: If you decide to register for a Taekwondo class in Darlington, the first thing you will want to know is what will happen on the first lesson and what will the tutor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in Darlington will compile differing routines for this initial lesson but you can expect to do a 15 minute warm-up to get the blood flowing and loosen your muscles, learn a few forms (Poomse), cover some technical training (stances, kicks, blocks), do a bit of sparring, and lastly warm-down.
Darlington Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for the people of Darlington but also for students from High Coniscliffe, Middleton Saint George, Haughton le Skerne, Hurworth Moor, Stapleton, Cockerton, Hurworth Place, Whinney Hill, Neasham, Sadberge, Manfield, Coatham Mundeville, Harrowgate Hill and other surrounding areas.
The Popular Taekwondo Kicks: Taekwondo is perhaps most recognized for its acrobatic kicks, here are some of the basic kicks you'll learn as a beginner: Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi).
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Darlington Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Greater discipline by exhaustively educating your mind and body in the principles and strategies of Taekwondo, Supercharge stamina, agility and flexibility through strenuous cardiovascular effort, Help with self-defence tactics by showing you how to understand instances where self-defence could be necessary, and empowering you to turn these scenarios to your advantage, Increase concentration and self-esteem by elevating both physical and mental fitness, Boost your confidence by motivating you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Reduced anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Toughen up your mind and body by accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination.
Safety Gear: Safety gear such as forearm guards, a mouth protector, a groin guard, a blue/red head guard, hand protectors, a red or blue body guard (hogu) and shin protectors are used in all matches overseen by British Taekwondo. Protection from injury is necessary because of the powerful kicks that are part and parcel of this sport.
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Taekwondo in DL1 area.