Falkirk Taekwondo (FK1): A Korean martial art that was developed during the 1940's, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to strengthen your body and mind, boost your confidence, learn some self-defence moves and bolster your self-respect, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Falkirk and is particularly suitable for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults may find it somewhat too demanding unless they are particularly fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Falkirk at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
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/spinning kicks, head kicks and rapid kicking strategies.
With over sixty million people participating in Taekwondo classes all around the globe, this has certainly become an extremely popular activity, and if you become really expert at the sport you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it has been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
It is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that generally has the most appeal to people in Falkirk. This is not surprising when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in town and city centres these days. The ability to defend yourself and at the same time exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo.
Your First Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Falkirk 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.
Falkirk Taekwondo classes are not only for people in Falkirk itself but also for followers from Laurieston, Stenhousemuir, Bainsford, Grangemouth, Larbert, Polmont, Bonnybridge, California, Hallglen, Shieldhill, Camelon, Maddiston, Denny, Brightons, Old Plean, Westquarter, Carronshore and other Scotland locations.
Some Taekwondo Kicks: There are a lot of different Taekwondo kicks, here are just a few of them: Front Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Push Kick, Axe Kick, Crescent Kick, Side Kick, Back Kick, Hook or Whip Kick.
Taekwondo Beginners Classes: With any sport or activity we have to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no different. Even the topmost Falkirk Taekwondo masters were complete novices at one point. So, what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? Beginner classes should give its students enough training to teach them the basics and allow them to gain confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class should be fun as well as educational, when people are having fun they are more engaged and will learn faster.
Taekwondo Safety Gear: Safety gear such as shin pads, a blue/red head protector, hand protectors, forearm guards, blue or red body armour (hogu), a mouth guard and a groin protector 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.
Summary: We can pretty much guarantee that if you take up Taekwondo you will make more friends, gain self-confidence and improve your fitness. 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!
: Polmont Taekwondo, Old Plean Taekwondo, Brightons Taekwondo, Hallglen Taekwondo, Westquarter Taekwondo, Carronshore Taekwondo, Maddiston Taekwondo, Stenhousemuir Taekwondo, Shieldhill Taekwondo, Larbert Taekwondo, Bainsford Taekwondo, Grangemouth Taekwondo, Bonnybridge Taekwondo, Camelon Taekwondo, California Taekwondo, Denny Taekwondo, Laurieston and more Scotland Taekwondo clubs.
Taekwondo in FK1 area.