Taekwondo Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead Taekwondo (HP1): If you are looking for ways to strengthen your body and mind, enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence and learn some self-defence moves, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this more modern martial art has grown in popularity.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in around 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not coined until the 1950's. Some schools called "kwans", merging various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts devotees. Taekwondo, which it ultimately became known as, mainly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially fast kicking methods, jumping/turning kicks and head kicks. Nowadays Hemel Hempstead Taekwondo classes comply with this tradition.
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.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Hemel Hempstead 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 Hertfordshire 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 Hemel Hempstead nowadays.
You newly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be put to the test outside of an organized Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Lesson: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first lesson. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training involving learning some stances, hand attacks, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
Hemel Hempstead Taekwondo classes aren't simply for people in Hemel Hempstead itself but also for students from Redbourn, Orchard Leigh, Great Gaddesden, Gorhambury, Chipperfield, Bovingdom, Frogmore, Kings Langley, Frithsden, Bourne End, St Albans, Potten End, Berkhamsted, Abbots Langley and other surrounding areas.
The governing body for Taekwondo in the United Kingdom is British Taekwondo and anybody wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Hemel Hempstead must also register with British Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion): The belt and ranking system can get rather confusing in Taekwondo because there is no standard system throughout the various Taekwondo styles. Similarities do exist though and typically there are two distinct belt groupings, signified as "juniors" (colours) and "seniors" (black dans). The number of rankings in the junior group varies across the styles but is commonly between 8 and 12 belts, while the senior group normally has 9 belts or dans.
Hemel Hempstead Taekwondo for Beginners: It doesn't matter who you are or what you're capable of in Taekwondo, at one stage you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We have all started at that point and can only learn and improve with practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Hemel Hempstead are the place to start that learning process and to pick up the basics so that you can gain confidence and move forward in your Taekwondo adventure. Most beginner classes are set up to be fun and friendly, offering a slow introduction to the basic Taekwondo principles and building a solid foundation for the future.
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