Warrington Taekwondo: If you have been thinking of taking up a hobby to accomplish some particular goals such as to boost your confidence, strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-esteem and learn some self-defence moves, Taekwondo could be just the sport for you. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this relatively modern martial art has continued to grow in popularity.
Whilst not wanting to deter any specific age group, it has to be said that Taekwondo is more suited to younger people in Warrington, being rather physically demanding. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially appropriate for children. Seniors trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too tough, unless they have kept themselves active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Warrington at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. If you consider yourself amongst the less nimble, you could always try something like Tai Chi which is much less demanding.
Taekwondo originated in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some schools called "kwans", mixing various martial arts techniques. The main focus of Taekwondo, as it later became known, is on kicking movements, in particular jumping/turning kicks, fast kicking methods and head kicks. Today Warrington Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Taekwondo now has over sixty million practitioners worldwide and has become extremely popular in Warrington and throughout the UK. Joining your local Warrington Taekwondo club or class is a great way to get involved in this sport which has even been in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. While you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there isn't any reason why you cannot be a master of this exhilarating martial art and have some fun in the process.
Whilst there is much to be gained by mastering Taekwondo, it's the aspect of self-defence that most Warrington people find appealing. And its not a surprise that this sits prominently on people's list of priorities when you consider the ever increasing levels of violence seen nowadays in town and city centres throughout Britain. The ability to defend yourself and at the same time exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo.
While its good to know that you can defend yourself whenever you need to, you should be hoping that you never need to test this outside of your local Taekwondo club environment.
What to Expect From Your First Class: If you've booked your first lesson but haven't attempted Taekwondo before, you will be wondering what to expect. The following will give you an illustration, but this could vary depending on which Warrington school you attend. 15 to 20 minutes of warm up exercises to loosen stiff muscles and increate your heart rate, some technical training comprising some blocking techniques, kicks, stances and hand attacks, some work on patterns or forms (Poomse in Korean), some ideas on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and loosening up to prevent spasms and cramping.
Anyone who joins a Taekwondo club in Warrington must also register with British Taekwondo which is the governing body of the sport in the United Kingdom.