Taekwondo Kings Lynn
Kings Lynn Taekwondo: If you are looking for ways to bolster your self-esteem, boost your confidence, strengthen your body and mind and learn some self-defence moves, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. Since its beginnings in Korea during the 1940's, this more contemporary martial art has continued to grow in popularity.
Most people in Kings Lynn would assume that the fast punching, high kicking movements demanded by Taekwondo are more appropriate for younger children. Whilst the physical demands of Taekwondo may make it more suitable for the younger and fitter generation, it can be practiced by people of every age. However, in order to fully enjoy all the intricacies of Taekwondo, it helps to be fairly agile.
The sport was formulated in Korea in 1945, though it was not given the name Taekwondo until the 1950's. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some innovative new schools known as "kwans", blending various martial arts techniques. The emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known, is on kicking manoeuvres, in particular rapid kicking styles, head kicks and turning/jumping kicks. Today Kings Lynn Taekwondo classes abide by this tradition.
Taekwondo has become extremely popular in Kings Lynn and all over the world, with more than 60 million enthusiasts worldwide. Since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a try, heading along to a local Kings Lynn Taekwondo club or class is a great way to get involved. While the odds of you getting to Olympic standard are quite slim, there's no reason at all why you cannot master this exciting martial art.
Of all the numerous benefits of doing this sport, it is the self-defence element of Taekwondo that the people of Kings Lynn consider most alluring. This is not difficult to believe when you take into account the high levels of violence witnessed in town centres on a daily basis. Being able to defend yourself is a key principle of Taekwondo, but this is balanced by respecting others and exercising self-restraint.
Even though you'll spend a lot of time mastering these essential self-defence techniques, hopefully you will never need to apply them apart from within your local Taekwondo club environment.
Your First Taekwondo Class: If you have booked your first class but haven't tried Taekwondo before, you will be wondering what to prepare for. This could vary subject to which Kings Lynn school you attend, but will generally include the following. A warm up of 15 to 20 minutes to loosen the muscles and increase your heart rate, some technical training including learning some stances, hand attacks, kicks and blocks, learning your first patterns or forms, a look at sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and last but not least a warm down to loosen up and stretch muscles.
Taekwondo Kicks: Kicks play a key role in the art of Taekwondo, here are a small selection of the more basic ones: Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi).