Penwortham Taekwondo (PR1): 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 boost your confidence, learn some self-defence moves, bolster your self-respect and strengthen your body and mind, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
While people of every age group in Penwortham can obviously participate in Taekwondo, it is particularly suited to the younger generation because it can be fairly physically demanding, children can especially benefit from its teachings of self-discipline and the respect of others. Seniors trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too taxing, unless they have consistently kept themselves active. People in Penwortham who take up Taekwondo when they may be young find it simple to continue when they get older. If you consider yourself amongst the less agile, you could try something like Tai Chi which is much less demanding.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like rapid kicking strategies, head-height kicks and turning/jumping 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.
Popular all over the world Taekwondo now has over 60 million practitioners. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everyone, and joining a local Penwortham Taekwondo club or class is the best way to get yourself involved. While the chances of you getting to Olympic standard are pretty slim, there is no reason at all why you cannot master this thrilling martial art.
For the people of Penwortham 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 Penwortham Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
Your First Lesson: If you decide to register for a Taekwondo class in Penwortham, the first thing you will want to know is what will happen on the first lesson and what will the tutor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in Penwortham 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.
Taekwondo Tournaments: A typical Taekwondo competition incorporates sparring, breaking and patterns (forms), in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That being said there may also be some special events in certain tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) competitions are purely soft-contact affairs, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) competitions allow some hand attacks to the head. There are also some multi-discipline competitions.
Penwortham Taekwondo for Beginners: With any sport or activity we have to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no different. Even the topmost Penwortham Taekwondo masters were complete novices at one point. So, what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? Beginner classes should give its students enough training to teach them the basics and allow them to gain confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class should be fun as well as educational, when people are having fun they are more engaged and will learn faster.
In Summary: We cannot all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I guess that we wouldn't all want to be. Taekwondo isn't just about Olympic titles and National Championships. Most of us are happy to meet different people, improve our fitness levels and make new friends, and that is how it should be. However, as with most things in life, what you get out of it will depend on what you put into it. Good luck! 👊
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Taekwondo in PR1 district.