Hull Taekwondo (HU1): Learning a new skill is always satisfying and the martial arts are a popular choice with people in Hull these days. Taking up a sport like Taekwondo helps you to enhance your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body, learn some useful self-defence techniques and build your confidence. This more modern martial art has quickly grown in popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
Images of young children doing energetic kicks and rapid punching manoeuvres, are what spring to mind at the mere mention of Taekwondo. While the younger generation may find the physical demands of Taekwondo easier to contend with, there's nothing at all to stop people of every age taking part. It should however be said that if you are relatively agile you will definately get more enjoyment out of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially turning/jumping kicks, fast kicking methods and head kicks.
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.
For many people in Hull, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. This is not hard to believe when you take into account the high levels of violence experienced in town and city centres on a daily basis. In fact one of the key principles of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst exercising self-restraint and a respect for others.
While its good to know they're there if you need them, with luck you won't ever have the need to use your newly learned Taekwondo techniques for defending yourself outside of your local club surroundings.
Your First Hull Taekwondo Lesson: If you have booked your first lesson but have never attempted Taekwondo before, you may be wondering what to expect. There could be variations to the following, subject to which Hull Taekwondo school you go to, but you can pretty much expect; A warm up lasting 15-20 minutes, some technical training which will involve learning some stances, blocks, hand attacks and kicks, a look at some Poomse (or forms), some tips on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and last but not least a warm down to stretch muscles and relax.
Taekwondo Safety Gear: Safety gear such as a red or blue head guard, shin guards, a groin guard, a blue/red trunk protector (hogu), a mouth protector, hand guards and forearm protectors are used in all matches overseen by British Taekwondo. Protection from injury is necessary because of the powerful kicks that are part and parcel of this sport.
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