Dunstable Taekwondo (LU5): If you would like to learn some useful self-defence techniques, build your confidence, bolster your self-esteem and strengthen your body and mind, an ideal activity to get involved in is Taekwondo. This more modern of the martial arts saw its beginnings in Korea just after World War 2.
Because of its somewhat more physical elements, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger generation in Dunstable and is especially suitable for children as it's great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. It can often be too tough for older adults unless they are exceptionally fit and active. However people who take up Taekwondo in Dunstable when they are younger will find they can effortlessly carry it on into older adulthood. If you are less nimble you could always try something a bit softer such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. Some new schools called "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics. The emphasis of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially head-height kicks, fast kicking styles and turning/jumping kicks, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, meaning "the way of the foot and fist".
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.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Dunstable are taking up self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them feel safer in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for other people, which are disciplines that are largely missing in modern day life.
Your First Dunstable Taekwondo Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Dunstable 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.
Dunstable Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for people in Dunstable but also for students from Leagrave, Battlesden, Tebworth, Stanbridge, Kensworth, Caddington, Whipsnade, Edlesborough, Toddington, Slip End, Houghton Regis, Chalton, Sundon, Eaton Bray, Hockliffe, Markyate, Totternhoe and other nearby areas.
The 8 Basic Taekwondo Kicks: One of the main elements of Taekwondo is kicking, here is a selection of the basic kicks: Push Kick, Side Kick, Back Kick, Front Kick, Crescent Kick, Hook or Whip Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick.
If you want to join a Taekwondo club in Dunstable, you'll also have to become a member of the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo.
Summary: We can pretty much guarantee that if you take up Taekwondo you will gain more confidence, improve your fitness and make new friends. If that is all you get out of it, then all well and good, you can call it a success! We aren't all striving to be Jade Jones's or Lutalo Muhammad's, but those of you who are need to start with the first step. Good luck on your journey!
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