Leominster Taekwondo: Learning a new skill is always satisfying and the martial arts are very popular with people in Leominster nowadays. Taking up something like Taekwondo enables you to bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, learn to defend yourself better and boost your confidence. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
The mere mention of Taekwondo, conjures up images of energetic young children performing kicking and punching exercises. While the younger and fitter generation should find it easier to contend with the physical demands of Taekwondo, people of every age can and do practice the sport. You will however get much more enjoyment out of Taekwondo if you are relatively fit.
Taekwondo originated in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some schools known as "kwans", merging various martial arts techniques. The main focus of the discipline was on kicking movements, especially fast kicking styles, turning/jumping kicks and head-height kicks, and it was later given the name; Taekwondo, meaning "the way of the foot and fist". Nowadays Leominster Taekwondo classes observe this tradition.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Leominster and with more than sixty million others globally. Ever since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a bash, signing up for a local Leominster Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved. Whilst noone would expect you to get to Olympic standard, you can certainly be one of the best Taekwondo exponents in Leominster.
It is the self-defence element of Taekwondo that generally is the most interesting to people in Leominster. This is not difficult to believe when you think about the elevated levels of violence experienced in town centres day after day. Actually one of the primary benefits of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst respecting others and exercising a degree of self-restraint.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson: If you've never attempted Taekwondo before, you might be curious to know just what is going to occur on your first lesson. The following will give you an illustration, but this can vary subject to which Leominster school you have signed up for. A warm up of 15 to 20 minutes to increase heart rate and loosen your muscles, a little technical training which will involve learning some hand attacks, blocking techniques, stances and kicks, some work on forms or patterns (Poomse in Korean), a look at sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and last but not least a warm down with muscle stretching and loosening up.