Liverpool Taekwondo (L1): Learning a new skill is always gratifying and the martial arts are a popular choice with people in Liverpool these days. Trying something like Taekwondo enables you to boost your confidence, strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-respect and learn a bit of self-defence. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Taekwondo is quite physically demanding, therefore it could be considered more suitable for the younger rather than the older generation in Liverpool. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially good for children. It can sometimes be too challenging for seniors except when they are exceptionally fit and active. However people who take up Taekwondo in Liverpool at a young age will find they can effortlessly carry it on into older adulthood. The less nimble of you may find that Tai Chi which is a bit softer, is more to your liking.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like head kicks, rapid kicking styles and spinning/jumping 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.
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.
While there is much to be gained by doing Taekwondo, it is the self-defence aspect that most Liverpool people are interested in. And its not surprising that this is on people's list of priorities when you consider the rising levels of violence seen these days in town and city centres throught the United Kingdom. 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.
Your First Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Liverpool 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.
Liverpool Taekwondo classes aren't simply for people in Liverpool but also for followers from Childwall, Vauxhall, Garston, Prescot, Knowsley, West Derby, Kensington, Bootle, Otterspool, Bankhall, Edge Hill, Fairfield, Everton, Wavertree, Kirkdale, Orrell Park, Huyton, Tarbock, Toxteth and other Merseyside locations.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: There are of course many benefits to be had from doing Taekwondo and here are just a few that may be of interest to you: Reduced stress and anxiety using advanced breath control, Improve concentration and self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers, Beef up confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life, Better discipline by thoroughly educating your mind and body in the concepts and tactics of Taekwondo, Strengthen your body and mind through enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Teach you self-defence techniques by showing you how to understand circumstances in which self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to control these kinds of circumstances to your advantage, Augment stamina, flexibility and agility through strenuous cardiovascular effort.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns): Beginners in Taekwondo do not need to worry too much about forms (Poomse, patterns) at the outset but they will learn some basic ones to start with and progress to more complex forms as they move up the belts (grades/dans). A form is signified by certain aspects of Taekwondo including technique, stance and direction. Learning these sequences is an important part of mastering Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Rank): In Taekwondo there is really no standardization when it comes to belts and ranking. It all depends on which style you are looking at, since there are so many different Taekwondo styles. They are however usually divided into two groups "junior" or "colour" belts and "senior" or "black" belts. The junior/colour ranks range from white to red, with anything from 8 to 12 ranks, while the senior/black belts usually have 9 ranks.
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