Stockton-on-Tees Taekwondo (TS19): 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 build your confidence, strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-esteem and learn some valuable self-defence techniques, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
Taekwondo is generally a lot more demanding physically than for example Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty fit and agile you might prefer to find something a little gentler to improve your fitness in Stockton-on-Tees. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Stockton-on-Tees, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
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 methods, spinning/jumping kicks and head kicks. It began when schools called "kwans" were established by a group of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
Popular all over the world Taekwondo now has over 60 million practitioners. Joining a local Taekwondo club or class in Stockton-on-Tees is a good way to get involved with this activity which is now an Olympic sport. 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.
For many people in Stockton-on-Tees, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Stockton-on-Tees will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first lesson, but to give you an idea of what to expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include a warm-up, some sparring, learning Poomse (forms), an introduction to blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances (technical training) and a warm-down to stretch tired muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.
Stockton-on-Tees Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for folks in Stockton-on-Tees itself but also for students from Fairfield, Whinney Hill, Ingleby Barwick, Norton, Redmarshall, Roseworth, Billingham, Little Stainton, Bishopton, Newton Bewley, Normanby, Wolviston, Eaglescliffe, Middlesbrough and other County Durham areas.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Stockton-on-Tees are many and varied, among the most significant are: Increase concentration and self-esteem by heightening both mental and physical fitness, Grow in your confidence by encouraging you to take control of your life and succeed, Strengthen your mind and body by means of enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Develop self-discipline by methodically educating your body and mind in the strategies and doctrines of Taekwondo, Increase stamina, flexibility and agility by means of intense cardiovascular exertion, Reduced stress by doing deep breathing exercises, Help with self-defence tactics by showing you how to realize instances in which self-defence may be needed, and enabling you to control these situations to your advantage.
Taekwondo Beginners Classes: Students starting out on their Taekwondo adventure in Stockton-on-Tees will at first sign up for a beginners class. Beginners classes are great, because there is no pressure and everything is done at a slow, relaxed pace. Learning and having fun are the main aims in the beginning and students who are having fun tend to learn much faster and absorb more of what they are being taught. Even Taekwondo masters started out as clueless novices, so take that first step and who knows where you will end up!
Safety Gear: Competitions governed by British Taekwondo rules require various items of protective gear to be used, these include: a groin guard, blue/red trunk armour, forearm guards, hand guards, a red/blue head guard, shin guards and a mouth guard. This is important because of the powerful kicking attacks being employed.
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