Trowbridge Taekwondo: Learning a new skill is always satisfying and the martial arts are very popular at the moment. Taking up a sport like Taekwondo helps you to build your confidence, bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your body and mind and learn some self-defence moves. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
While people of every age group in Trowbridge can obviously participate in Taekwondo, it is especially suited to the younger generation as it can be fairly physically demanding, children can especially benefit from its teachings of self-discipline and the respect of others. Unless they are particularly active and fit, older adults could find it too physically challenging. However people that take up Taekwondo in Trowbridge when they are younger will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. If you are less agile you could always try something a bit less demanding such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
The name Taekwondo has only been used since the 1950's, although the discipline started life in Korea in 1945. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts fanatics established some schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. This later became known as Taekwondo and the main focus of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking styles, head kicks and turning/jumping kicks. Nowadays Trowbridge Taekwondo classes observe this tradition.
Popular around the globe Taekwondo now has more than sixty million practitioners. If you want to get involved in this activity, which is now an Olympic sport, heading along to a Taekwondo class or club in Trowbridge is an excellent place to start. Whilst noone would seriously expect you to reach Olympic standard, you could certainly be one of the best Taekwondo exponents in Trowbridge.
It seems to be the case that the most appealing element of Taekwondo is self-defence. And when you consider the increased levels of violence in town and city centres nowadays, this is hardly surprising. In fact one of the key benefits of Taekwondo is learning to defend yourself whilst respecting others and exercising a degree of self-restraint.
While its great to know they're there if you need them, with luck you will never have the need to use your newly learned Taekwondo techniques for defending yourself outside of your local club surroundings.
Your First Trowbridge Taekwondo Class: For those of you who have never attempted Taekwondo before, you will no doubt be interested to know just what to expect from your first lesson. Most Taekwondo schools in Trowbridge follow a similar pattern, but there might be some variation to the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase your heart rate and loosen your muscles, a bit of technical training comprising some hand attacks, kicks, stances and blocks, some work on forms or patterns, a look at sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to stretch muscles and loosen up.
The UK governing body of the sport is British Taekwondo and if you want to join a Taekwondo club in Trowbridge, you will also be required to become a member of this organization.