Newtownards Taekwondo (BT22): If you are looking for ways to enhance your self-esteem, build your confidence, strengthen your body and mind and learn some self-defence techniques, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which means it might be considered more suitable for the younger rather than the older generation in Newtownards. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially good for children. It can sometimes be too taxing for seniors unless they are exceptionally active and fit. People in Newtownards who take up Taekwondo when they may be young find it easy to continue when they become older. The less agile of you might find that Tai Chi which is a bit less strenuous, is more to your liking.
The name Taekwondo was only coined in the 1950's, although the discipline started life in Korea in 1945. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts devotees founded some innovative new schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. In Taekwondo the main focus is on kicking, especially head-height kicks, fast kicking strategies and jumping/turning kicks. Now Newtownards Taekwondo classes stick to this tradition.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been a competitive Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular throughout the world with some 60 million people actively taking classes. And it's by signing up to a Taekwondo class or club that you are able to commence your adventure of mastering this exciting art.
For the people of Newtownards who like the idea of learning a martial art, a top priority is the element of self-defence. Because this is a key principle of Taekwondo, it is easy to appreciate the attraction of this particular sport. With the additional reward of developing self-restraint and having a deep-rooted respect for others, getting involved in a local Newtownards Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
There's a pretty good chance that your eagerly mastered Taekwondo skills will never have to be proved in your day to day life, but it will unquestionably give you peace of mind knowing that they're there should you need them.
What to Expect From Your First Class
Different Taekwondo clubs in and around Newtownards will have different thoughts on what pupils should be covering on their very first lesson, but to give you a perception of what to expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include things like a warm-up, a bit of sparring, learning simple Poomse (forms), a brief introduction to stances, kicks, hand attacks and blocking techniques (technical training) and a warm-down to stretch tired muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.
The body governing Taekwondo in the UK is British Taekwondo and anyone wanting to join a Taekwondo class in Newtownards must also become a member of British Taekwondo. By visiting British Taekwondo's official website you can read details of beginning a new club, events, first aid, health and safety, coaching courses, coaches and tournament referees, equality and safeguarding, clubs and members, news, and a lot more Taekwondo related facts.
Beginners Taekwondo Newtownards
With any sport or activity we need to begin someplace, and Taekwondo's exactly the same. Even the finest Newtownards Taekwondo exponents were complete newbies at one time. So, what can you expect as a total novice at Taekwondo? A beginners class should give its enrollees enough training to teach them the basic principles and allow them to develop self-confidence as they progress. A perfect beginners class should be enjoyable as well as instructional, when students are enjoying themselves they are much more engrossed and are going to learn much faster.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment
In all competitions, events and matches being staged under the patronage of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as a groin protector, hand guards, a gum shield, a red/blue head guard, shin pads, forearm guards and blue/red trunk armour is mandatory. The kicking techniques which are part of Taekwondo can cause injuries and this preventative measure helps make this sport much safer for its competitors.
Newtownards Taekwondo tutors can normally help you with Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo taster classes, sparring, women's Taekwondo, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo instruction, the rules of Taekwondo, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo for children, Taekwondo scoring and more martial arts stuff in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.
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