Stockport Taekwondo (SK3): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to bolster your self-respect, learn a bit of self-defence, boost your confidence and strengthen your body and mind, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Stockport 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 head-height kicks, rapid kicking methods and jumping/turning 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.
Taekwondo now has over sixty million enthusiasts worldwide and has become very popular in Stockport and throughout the UK. Heading along to your local Stockport Taekwondo class or club is the best way to get involved in this sport which has even been in the Olympic Games since the 2000 Sydney Games. Whilst reaching Olympic standard may be aiming a bit high, there is no reason why you cannot still become a Taekwondo master.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Stockport 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 Greater Manchester 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 Stockport nowadays.
Your First Lesson: If you decide to register for a Taekwondo class in Stockport, 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 Stockport 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.
Stockport Taekwondo classes are not just for people in Stockport itself but also for students from Cheadle Heath, Heaton Moor, Burnage, Heaton Norris, Cheadle Hulme, Shaw Heath, Bramhall, Davenport, Brinnington, Offerton, Woodley, Heaton Chapel, Great Moor, Hazel Grove, Reddish, Romiley and other surrounding locations.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: When signing up for Taekwondo classes in Stockport 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. Build your confidence by inspiring you to take control of your life and succeed, Toughen up your mind and body thru improved physical coordination and mental discipline, Increase self-esteem by heightening your mental and physical health, Greater discipline by methodically schooling your body and mind in the strategies and doctrines of Taekwondo, Teach self-defence by training you to recognise scenarios where self-defence could be necessary, and allowing you to control these kinds of scenarios to your advantage, Reduces stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Increase flexibility, agility and stamina by means of intensive cardiovascular work-outs.
Stockport Taekwondo clubs can generally offer Taekwondo for kids, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo for beginners, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo for older adults, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo kicks and more in Stockport, .
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