Ryde Taekwondo: Learning a new skill is always gratifying and the martial arts are a popular choice with people in Ryde at the moment. Trying something like Taekwondo helps you to enhance your self-esteem, learn to defend yourself, strengthen your body and mind and boost your confidence. This more modern martial art has rapidly grown in popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
While people of every age group in Ryde can of course participate in Taekwondo, it is particularly suited to the younger generation as it can be rather physically demanding, children can especially benefit from its teachings of self-discipline and the respect of others. Older adults might find it a bit too challenging unless they are particularly fit and active. People in Ryde who take up Taekwondo when they may be young find it simple to continue when they get older. Tai Chi or something similarly softer might be more suited to the less nimble of you.
The discipline was developed in Korea in 1945, though it was not given the name Taekwondo until the 1950's. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some exciting new schools called "kwans", incorporating various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it later became known as, mostly involves kicking movements, in particular rapid kicking methods, jumping/spinning kicks and head-height kicks. Nowadays Ryde Taekwondo classes stick to this tradition.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Ryde and with over sixty million others worldwide. Signing up for a local Taekwondo class or club in Ryde is the best way to get involved with this activity which is now an Olympic sport. Whilst reaching Olympic standard may be aiming a bit high, there's no reason why you cannot still become a Taekwondo master.
People in Ryde learn Taekwondo for numerous purposes but it is the self-defence aspect that appeals to most. You shouldn't be surprised by this, when you bear in mind the high incidence of violence seen in today's town centres. The ability to defend yourself while still exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo.
Your First Taekwondo Class: If you have never attempted Taekwondo before, you may be curious to find out what is going to take place on your first lesson. There might be variations to the following, depending on which Ryde Taekwondo school you attend, but you can pretty much expect; A 15 to 20 minute warm up to increase your heart rate and loosen the muscles, some technical training involving learning some kicks, stances, blocks and hand attacks, learning the first patterns or forms, a look at sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and to finish off a warm down to prevent cramping and muscle spasms.