Slough Taekwondo (SL1): If you are looking for ways that you can enhance your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, build your confidence and learn some self-defence moves, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. This Korean inspired martial art has continued to grow in popularity since it was created during the 1940's.
If you asked people in Slough what their feelings were on Taekwondo, most would say it is a sport for young kids. The fact is though, that people of all ages are able to take part in this sport despite its high physical demands. Being relatively agile and fit does however help you to enjoy all the complexities of Taekwondo.
With its beginnings in 1940's Korea, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently developed of the martial arts and involves mainly kicking moves such as rapid kicking techniques, spinning/jumping kicks and head-height kicks. It began when schools called "kwans" were established by a group of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Slough and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Slough 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.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Slough join classes and take up the sport. There has been a worrying increase in violent behaviour in recent years and this is especially prevalent in town and city centres around Berkshire and the UK in general. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and respect for others, not such common qualities in Slough nowadays.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first lesson. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training involving learning some stances, hand attacks, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
The United Kingdom governing body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you want to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Slough, you will also be required to register with this organization.
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