Warrington Taekwondo (WA1): If you have been looking around Warrington for some ideas for a new hobby, you might want to consider Taekwondo as a possibility. Practising this skill will enable you to boost your confidence, enhance your self-esteem, strengthen your body and mind and learn some self-defence moves. This more modern of the martial arts was developed in Korea just after World War 2.
While not wanting to discourage any particular age group, it has to be said that Taekwondo is more suited to younger people in Warrington, being quite physically demanding. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially appropriate for children. Older adults trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too taxing, unless they have kept themselves active. People in Warrington who take up Taekwondo when they are young find it easy to continue when they get older. Tai Chi or something similarly softer might be more suitab le for the less agile of you.
Taekwondo started in Korea in 1945. Some new schools called "kwans" were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics, combining a number of various martial arts techniques. Kicking manoeuvres, especially spinning/jumping kicks, head-height kicks and rapid kicking techniques are the main emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known.Today Warrington Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
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.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Warrington 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 Cheshire 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 Warrington nowadays.
These self-defence techniques may at some point come in handy in the outside world, although it is more likely that you will only be using them within a monitored class environment. However it's a nice feeling knowing that you can always defend yourself if you need to.
What to Expect From Your First Class: If Taekwondo is not something that you've ever done before, you will doubtless be wondering what to expect from your first class should you decide to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in Warrington have different ideas about this but roughly; you will take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring techniques and finally you will warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation.
Warrington Taekwondo classes are not just intended for people in Warrington itself but also for enthusiasts from Thelwall, Statham, Padgate, Stretton, Old Hall, Fearnhead, Bewsey, Hatton, Westbrook, Great Sankey, Higher Walton, Grappenhall, Paddington, Lymm, Appleton, Latchford, Walton and other nearby places.
Taekwondo Kicks: Of all the martial arts, Taekwondo has the widest variety of kicking techniques. Among them are: Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick, Front Kick, Push Kick, Back Kick, Crescent Kick, Hook or Whip Kick, Side Kick.
If you would like to join a Taekwondo club in Warrington, you will also have to become a member of the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Tournaments: Taekwondo competitions are held all over the world in all of the various styles. There is generally not much hard contact but breaking, patterns and sparring. Olympic and WT (World Taekwondo) tournaments consist only of sparring, in ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) tournaments certain hand attacks are allowed to the head. Other organizations hold multi-discipline tournaments.
Safety Gear: In all matches, events and competitions being staged under the auspices of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as shin guards, hand guards, a groin protector, forearm protectors, red/blue trunk armour (hogu), a mouth guard and a blue/red head guard is mandatory. The kicking tactics used in Taekwondo can cause injury and this all helps to make the sport safer for its competitors.
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