Newport Taekwondo (NP10): A Korean martial art that was developed during the 1940's, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to strengthen your mind and body, learn self-defence, bolster your self-respect and build your confidence, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
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 Newport. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Newport, 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 rapid kicking styles, head-height kicks and jumping/spinning 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.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Newport and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Newport Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved in this sport which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. While you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
For the people of Newport who wish to learn a martial art, a top priority is the aspect of self-defence. Since this is a key principle of Taekwondo, it is easy to see the appeal of this particular sport. With the added bonus of learning self-restraint and having a deep respect for others, signing up for a local Newport Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
You newly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be put to the test outside of an organized Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will give you peace of mind.
Your First Newport Taekwondo Class: If you decide to register for a Taekwondo class in Newport, the first thing you will want to know is what will happen on the first class and what will the tutor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in Newport will compile differing routines for this initial lesson but you can expect to do a 15 minute warm-up to get the blood flowing and loosen your muscles, learn a few forms (Poomse), cover some technical training (stances, kicks, blocks), do a bit of sparring, and lastly warm-down.
Newport Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for people in Newport but also for enthusiasts from Rudry, Llantarnam, Underwood, Langstone, Llanmartin, Llanwern, Goldcliff, Castleton, Nash, Caerleon, Bettws, Risca, Bassaleg, Fairwater, Duffryn, Oakfield, Whitson, Rogerstone, Ponthir, Coedkernew and other surrounding places.
British Taekwondo is the governing body of the sport within the UK, and membership of this organization is mandatory if you would like to sign up with any Taekwondo club in Newport or nearby.
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