Tewkesbury Taekwondo (GL20): Learning a new skill is always rewarding and the martial arts are a popular choice these days. Taking up something like Taekwondo enables you to learn to defend yourself, bolster your self-esteem, build your confidence and strengthen your mind and body. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
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 Tewkesbury. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Tewkesbury, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular spinning/jumping kicks, head kicks and fast kicking strategies. 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.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular worlwide with some 60 million people actively taking part in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can begin your journey of learning this fascinating art.
For many people in Tewkesbury, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And its not a surprise that this is high on people's list of priorities when you consider the ever increasing incidence of violence seen these days in town centres throughout the UK. Being capable of defending yourself is a key principle of Taekwondo, but this is tempered by exercising self-restraint and respecting others.
Your First Tewkesbury Taekwondo Lesson: If you have decided to learn Taekwondo and are heading to your first class, you'll be wondering what will happen. The following will give you an example, but this could vary subject to which Tewkesbury school you have signed up for. A warm up of 15-20 minutes to increase heart rate and loosen your muscles, some technical training including learning some blocking techniques, kicks, hand attacks and stances, a look at some forms (Poomse), a look at sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and to finish off a warm down to stretch muscles and relax.
Anyone who joins a Taekwondo club in Tewkesbury must also register with British Taekwondo which is the governing body of the sport in the UK.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Tewkesbury are many and varied, among the most significant are: More self-discipline by thoroughly schooling your mind and body in the doctrines and strategies of Taekwondo, Increase self-esteem by intensifying both physical and mental powers, Toughen up your body and mind by way of improved physical coordination and mental discipline, Reduces anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Turbocharge agility, stamina and flexibility by way of extreme cardiovascular work-outs, Learn self-defence by training you to identify occasions where self-defence may be needed, and allowing you to manipulate these scenarios to your advantage, Boost your confidence by motivating you to succeed and to seize control of your life.
Beginners Taekwondo Tewkesbury: With any sport or activity we have to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no different. Even the topmost Tewkesbury Taekwondo masters were complete novices at one point. So, what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? Beginner classes should give its students enough training to teach them the basics and allow them to gain confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class should be fun as well as educational, when people are having fun they are more engaged and will learn faster.
Tewkesbury Taekwondo clubs can usually offer Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo training, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo for kids, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo kicks and more in Tewkesbury, .
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