Farnworth Taekwondo (BL4): Mastering a new skill is always satisfying and the martial arts are very popular at the moment. Taking up something like Taekwondo enables you to enhance your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body, learn a bit of self-defence and build your confidence. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
Most people in Farnworth would imagine that the high kicking, fast punching movements demanded by Taekwondo are more suitable for young children. While the younger and fitter generation may find the physical demands of Taekwondo easier to contend with, there is nothing to stop people of every age taking part. It should however be said that if you are fairly fit and agile you will definately get more enjoyment out of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently formulated of the martial arts, with its early beginnings in Korea, South-East Asia in 1945. A group of Korean martial arts specialists in Seoul established some schools which they called "kwans", incorporating various martial arts practices. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves high-kicking manoeuvres, especially turning/jumping kicks, fast kicking techniques and head-height kicks.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has added to its popularity worldwide with some sixty million people actively participating in classes. And it's by signing up to a Taekwondo club or class that you are able to begin your journey of mastering this fascinating martial art.
People in Farnworth learn Taekwondo for numerous purposes but it is the self-defence element that appeals to most. You should not be surprised by this, when you bear in mind the high incidence of violence seen in today's town and city centres. Being capable of defending yourself is a key factor of Taekwondo, but this is balanced by respecting others and exercising self-restraint.
Your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will most likely never need to be put to the test outside of an actual Taekwondo class, however being aware of the fact that you've got them will instill you with confidence.
Your First Lesson
If Taekwondo is not something that you've ever done previously, you will likely be wondering what you should be expecting from your initial lesson should you make your mind up to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in the Farnworth area have different ideas about this but in brief; you'll participate in a fifteen to twenty minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring tactics and lastly you'll perform a warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation.
The body regulating Taekwondo in Britain is British Taekwondo and any individual wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Farnworth has to also become a member of British Taekwondo. You will be able to learn about equality and safeguarding, first aid, news, starting a new Taekwondo club, clubs and members, safe practices, referees and coaching, events, coaching courses, and more on British Taekwondo's official website, and find the latest news on their Facebook or Twitter page.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse)
Novices just beginning their journey in Taekwondo do not need to worry too much about forms (Poomse, patterns) in the early days, but they will have to get to grips with some basic ones to begin with and progress to more elaborate forms as they move through the belts (grades/dans). A form is indicated by certain areas of Taekwondo including direction, stance and technique. Learning these sequences is a crucial part of perfecting Taekwondo.
Main Benefits of Taekwondo
- Lower anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises
- Toughen up your body and mind thru enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline
- Learn self-defence techniques by helping you recognise scenarios in which self-defence could be needed, and enabling you to turn these kinds of circumstances in your favour
- Enhance concentration and self-esteem by intensifying both physical and mental fitness
- Build up your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life
- Turbocharge agility, flexibility and stamina by way of intense cardiovascular effort
- Better self-discipline by comprehensively educating your mind and body in the principles and strategies of Taekwondo
Farnworth Taekwondo tutors can normally help you with the rules of Taekwondo, Taekwondo for kids, one-to-one Taekwondo classes, Taekwondo kicks, sparring, Taekwondo training, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo instruction, Taekwondo scoring, Taekwondo stances, women's Taekwondo and other martial arts stuff in Farnworth, Greater Manchester.
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