Taekwondo Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Taekwondo: If you are looking for ways that you can learn some self-defence moves, boost your confidence, strengthen your body and mind and bolster your self-esteem, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this more contemporary martial art has grown in popularity.
If you were to ask people in Milton Keynes what their feelings were on Taekwondo, most would say it's a sport for young kids. While the physical demands of Taekwondo may make it more suitable for the younger generation, it can be practiced by people of every age. However, so as to fully enjoy all the complexities of Taekwondo, it helps to be fairly agile and fit.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently introduced of the martial arts, with its origins in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial arts enthusiasts in Seoul founded some schools called "kwans", where they practiced a combination of martial arts techniques. This eventually became known as Taekwondo and the main emphasis of the discipline was on kicking movements, in particular rapid kicking styles, head kicks and spinning/jumping kicks. Today Milton Keynes Taekwondo classes comply with this tradition.
The total number of Taekwondo enthusiasts worldwide, now exceeds sixty million. Ever since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a bash, joining a local Milton Keynes Taekwondo club or class is a great way to get involved. There isn't any reason why you cannot reach an advanced standard in this exhilarating sport, even if you have no desire to compete in the Olympics.
It is the self-defence element of Taekwondo that generally is the most appealing to people in Milton Keynes. You should not be surprised by this, when you take into account the high incidence of violence seen in today's town centres. The ability to defend yourself while still exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the main principles of Taekwondo.
Your First Class: If you've decided to learn Taekwondo and are preparing for your first lesson, you'll be curious as to what will happen. The following will give you a pretty good idea, but this may vary from school to school. A warm up of 15 to 20 minutes to loosen your muscles and increase your heart rate, a little technical training which will involve learning some kicks, stances, blocks and hand attacks, an introduction to some Poomse (or forms), some ideas on sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and to finish off a warm down to relax and stretch muscles.
Taekwondo Kicks With Korean Names: There are quite a lot of different Taekwondo kicks, here are just a few of them: Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi).
Anyone wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Milton Keynes must also register with British Taekwondo which is the governing body of the sport in the United Kingdom.