Taekwondo Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Taekwondo (MK1): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to learn some self-defence techniques, boost your confidence, strengthen your mind and body and bolster your self-respect, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Milton Keynes and is particularly suitable for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults may find it somewhat too demanding unless they are particularly fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Milton Keynes at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like rapid kicking methods, spinning/jumping kicks and head-height 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.
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.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Milton Keynes are taking up self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them feel safer in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for other people, which are disciplines that are largely missing in modern day life.
There's a pretty good chance that your newly learned Taekwondo skills will never need to be used in the outside world, but it will certainly give you peace of mind knowing that they are there should you need them.
Your First Lesson: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first class. 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.
Milton Keynes Taekwondo classes are not only intended for people in Milton Keynes itself but also for enthusiasts from Cosgrove, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Willen, Wolverton, Newton Longville, Buckingham, Stoke Hammond, Great Horwood, Bletchley, Tongham, Bradwell, Woburn Sands, Stoney Stratford, Loughton, Cranfield and other surrounding places.
Taekwondo Competitions: Competitions are an important part of the overall Taekwondo experience and all of the different styles all over the world hold tournaments where Taekwondo masters come together to compete. Hard contact is rarely allowed in any of these competitions which mainly incorporate breaking, patterns (forms) and sparring. Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and WT tournaments, while some hand attacks are tolerated in ITF events.
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