Taekwondo Lytham St Annes
Lytham St Annes Taekwondo (FY8): Learning a new skill is always rewarding and the martial arts are a popular choice these days. Taking up something like Taekwondo enables you to strengthen your body and mind, learn self-defence, bolster your self-esteem and boost your confidence. This more modern martial art has quickly grown in popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
Taekwondo is generally a lot more demanding physically than for example Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty fit and agile you might prefer to find something a little gentler to improve your fitness in Lytham St Annes. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Lytham St Annes, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular fast kicking methods, jumping/spinning kicks and head-height kicks. 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.
With over sixty million people participating in Taekwondo classes all around the globe, this has certainly become an extremely popular activity, and if you become really expert at the sport you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it has been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
While there is much to be gained by doing Taekwondo, it is the self-defence aspect that most Lytham St Annes people are interested in. And when you consider the high levels of violence in town and city centres these days, this is hardly surprising. Being able to defend yourself is a key factor of Taekwondo, but this is tempered by learning self-restraint and a respect for others.
Your First Class: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first lesson. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training involving learning some stances, hand attacks, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
Anyone wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Lytham St Annes must also register with British Taekwondo which is the governing body of the sport in the United Kingdom.
Beginners Taekwondo Lytham St Annes: Even the very best exponents of Taekwondo in Lytham St Annes had to start as novices, so it is no shame to be a complete beginner at Taekwondo, or any other activity for that matter. The aim of a Taekwondo beginners class is to teach a few basics, increase confidence and build a solid foundation for the future. Most important of all is that it should be fun, students having fun will learn quicker and be better engaged.
Taekwondo Safety Gear: Safety gear such as a mouth guard, shin guards, hand protectors, a red/blue head guard, a red/blue trunk protector (hogu), a groin guard and forearm guards 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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