Peterborough Taekwondo (PE1): If you have been thinking about taking up a hobby to achieve some specific goals such as to boost your confidence, learn some self-defence moves, enhance your self-esteem and strengthen your mind and body, Taekwondo could be just the thing for you. This more modern martial art has quickly grown in popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Peterborough 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 Peterborough 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.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular jumping/spinning kicks, rapid kicking strategies and head 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 Peterborough and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Peterborough 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.
It would seem that the most interesting aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence. This is not difficult to believe when you think about the high levels of violence witnessed in town and city centres on a daily basis. Learning to defend yourself while exercising self-restraint and respect for others is a key benefit of Taekwondo.
Your First Peterborough Taekwondo Lesson: If you decide to register for a Taekwondo class in Peterborough, 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 Peterborough 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.
Peterborough Taekwondo classes are not simply for folks in Peterborough itself but also for devotees from Fengate, Woodston, Dogsthorpe, Westwood, Longthorpe, Stanground, Walton, Paston, New England, Garton End, New Fletton, Old Fletton, Bretton, Yaxley, Orton Malborne, Whittlesey, Wansford and other nearby locations.
Taekwondo Kicks: One of the main elements of Taekwondo is kicking, here is a selection of the basic kicks: Push Kick, Side Kick, Axe Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Crescent Kick, Front Kick, Hook or Whip Kick, Back Kick.
Taekwondo Belts: With there being various different styles of Taekwondo there has never been any standard system for allocating belts (promotion). What does exist is however fairly similar and consists of two belt groups "junior" and "senior" ("colour" and "black"), each of these groups are divided into ranks, 8 to 12 colours for juniors and 9 for seniors.
In Summary: So, what do you want from Taekwondo? Well that is a good question, and the answer will vary for different people. Most participants will simply wish to improve their fitness, gain more self-confidence and meet new people. We're not all going to reach the dizzy heights of Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, although maybe you will, who knows? 👊
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Taekwondo in PE1 region.