Taekwondo High Wycombe
High Wycombe Taekwondo: If you've been looking at taking up a hobby to accomplish some particular goals such as to bolster your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body, learn to defend yourself and build your confidence, Taekwondo could be just the thing for you. This more modern of the martial arts was developed in Korea just after World War 2.
When talking about Taekwondo, most people in High Wycombe consider that this is an activity for young kids. The fact is though, that people of every age are able to take part in this sport despite its considerable physical demands. Being fairly fit and agile does however help you to enjoy all the intricacies of Taekwondo.
The name Taekwondo has only been used since the 1950's, although the martial art began life in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial arts devotees in Seoul founded some new schools called "kwans", where they practiced a combination of martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it later became known as, mainly entails kicking movements, in particular rapid kicking methods, head-height kicks and jumping/turning kicks. Today High Wycombe Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
The number of Taekwondo enthusiasts globally, now exceeds sixty million. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everybody, and signing up for a local High Wycombe Taekwondo class or club is the easiest way to get yourself involved. While reaching Olympic standard may be beyond your capabilities, there isn't any reason why you can't still become a Taekwondo master.
It is the self-defence element of Taekwondo that generally is the most appealing to people in High Wycombe. This is no surprise when you take into account the ever rising levels of violence seen in city and town centres these days. In actual fact one of the primary benefits of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst exercising self-restraint and a respect for others.
Your First Taekwondo Class: If you've never tried Taekwondo before, you will be interested to know exactly what is going to occur on your first lesson. The following will give you a pretty good idea, but this could vary from school to school. A 15 to 20 minute warm up to increase your heart rate and loosen your muscles, some technical training covering some stances, blocking techniques, kicks and hand attacks, some work on patterns or forms (Poomse in Korean), a few ideas on sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and to finish off a warm down to stretch muscles and loosen up.