Hinckley Taekwondo (LE10): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to learn to defend yourself better, bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body and boost your confidence, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
While not wanting to discourage any particular age group, it has to be said that Taekwondo is more suited to younger people in Hinckley, being quite physically demanding. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially appropriate for children. Older adults who are not all that fit and active might find it a tad too taxing. However those who take up Taekwondo in Hinckley 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.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like fast kicking strategies, jumping/turning kicks and head kicks, Taekwondo was formulated from the techniques of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" had the names Songmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Mooduk Kwan.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
For many people in Hinckley, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Hinckley 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.
Hinckley Taekwondo classes aren't only for folks in Hinckley itself but also for students from Earl Shilton, Stoke Golding, Sapcote, Nuneaton, Elmesthorpe, Barwell, Stoney Stanton, Burbage, Higham on the Hill, Stapleton, Lash Hill, Aston Flamville, Wykin, Dadlington, Skethcley and other nearby places.
Taekwondo Belts: With there being various different styles of Taekwondo there has never been any standard system for allocating belts (promotion). What does exist is however fairly similar and consists of two belt groups "junior" and "senior" ("colour" and "black"), each of these groups are divided into ranks, 8 to 12 colours for juniors and 9 for seniors.
Tournaments: A typical Taekwondo competition incorporates breaking, patterns and sparring, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That being said there may also be some special events in certain tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) competitions are purely soft-contact affairs, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) competitions allow some hand attacks to the head. There are also some multi-discipline competitions.
Taekwondo for Beginners: Students starting out on their Taekwondo adventure in Hinckley will at first sign up for a beginners class. Beginners classes are great, because there is no pressure and everything is done at a slow, relaxed pace. Learning and having fun are the main aims in the beginning and students who are having fun tend to learn much faster and absorb more of what they are being taught. Even Taekwondo masters started out as clueless novices, so take that first step and who knows where you will end up!
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: Elmesthorpe Taekwondo, Barwell Taekwondo, Nuneaton Taekwondo, Dadlington Taekwondo, Burbage Taekwondo, Stapleton Taekwondo, Wykin Taekwondo, Higham on the Hill Taekwondo, Sapcote Taekwondo, Earl Shilton Taekwondo, Stoney Stanton Taekwondo, Skethcley Taekwondo, Stoke Golding Taekwondo, Aston Flamville Taekwondo, Lash Hill and more.
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