Hove Taekwondo (BN3): 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 enhance your self-esteem, build your confidence, learn to defend yourself better and strengthen your body and mind, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Hove from taking this up. To be fair, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but certainly older people who are in good physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this activity.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular jumping/spinning kicks, head-height kicks and rapid kicking methods. It began in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a group of martial arts specialists founded schools called "kwans", which blended various martial arts techniques.
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.
It seems that the most attractive element of Taekwondo is self-defence. This is not hard to believe when you think about the elevated levels of violence witnessed in town and city centres day after day. However, exercising self-restraint and a respect for others goes hand in hand with Taekwondo's self-defence principles.
These self-defence techniques may at some point come in handy in the outside world, although it is more likely that you will only be using them within a monitored class environment. However it's a nice feeling knowing that you can always defend yourself if you need to.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson: If Taekwondo is not something that you've ever done before, you will doubtless be wondering what to expect from your first lesson should you decide to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in Hove have different ideas about this but roughly; you will take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring techniques and finally you will warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation.
Hove Taekwondo classes are not solely for folks in Hove but also for devotees from Portslade-by-the-Sea, Poynings, Southwick, Aldrington, Upper Beeding, Fulking, Cliveden Close, Hangleton, Fishergate, Denmark Villas, Pyecombe, Portslade, Preston, Stanmer, Patcham, Brighton, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Hove, Falmer, Mile Oak, Small Dole and other nearby areas.
British Taekwondo is the governing body of the sport within the United Kingdom, and membership of this organization is compulsory should you wish to sign up with any Taekwondo club in Hove or nearby.
Taekwondo Forms: Taekwondo forms (also known as patterns or Poomse) are identified by certain facets such as stance, technique and direction. From the outset you will learn some of the basic forms, and in order to progress through the grades (belts) you will need to learn some more advanced ones.
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Taekwondo BN3 district.