Norwich Taekwondo (NR1): Originally developed in Korea during the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years or so. For those of you who wish to learn some self-defence moves, strengthen your mind and body, build your confidence and enhance your self-esteem, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Norwich from taking this up. To be fair, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but certainly older people who are in good physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this activity.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like spinning/jumping kicks, rapid kicking strategies 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.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
For many people in Norwich, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
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 Taekwondo Lesson: If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo lesson, you will be wondering what to expect. The following will give you an example, but this will vary depending on which Norwich school you attend. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, a little technical training such as learning some hand attacks, stances, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), a look at sparring including good timing, precise movement and the accurate targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing to prevent spasms and cramping.
The 8 Basic Taekwondo Kicks: There are a lot of different Taekwondo kicks, here are just a few of them: Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi).
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo: When signing up for Taekwondo classes in Norwich you will be hoping to get some benefits to make the whole thing worthwhile. So let's look at a few of the benefits that you might gain by learning and practicing Taekwondo. Teach self-defence by helping you to realize situations in which self-defence might be required, and allowing you to turn these types of situations to your advantage, Build confidence by encouraging you to seize control of your life and succeed, Better discipline and willpower by comprehensively educating your body and mind in the tactics and doctrines of Taekwondo, Improve your self-esteem by sharpening your physical and mental powers, Toughen up your mind and body by enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline, Augment stamina, flexibility and agility through strenuous cardiovascular work-outs, Reduces anxiety using advanced breath control.
Taekwondo Forms: Taekwondo forms (also known as patterns or Poomse) are identified by certain facets such as direction, technique and stance. From the outset you will learn some of the basic forms, and in order to progress through the grades (belts) you will need to learn some more advanced ones.
Taekwondo for Beginners: Even the very best exponents of Taekwondo in Norwich 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.
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