Weston-super-Mare Taekwondo (BS22): 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 boost your confidence, learn some self-defence techniques, bolster your self-respect and strengthen your body and mind. This more modern of the martial arts was developed in Korea just after World War 2.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Weston-super-Mare from taking this up. To be fair, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but certainly older people who are in good physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this activity.
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 new schools which they named "kwans", practicing a combination of martial arts techniques. In Taekwondo the emphasis is on kicking, especially fast kicking styles, head-height kicks and jumping/spinning kicks.Today Weston-super-Mare Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Weston-super-Mare and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Weston-super-Mare Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved in this sport which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. 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.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Weston-super-Mare are taking up self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them feel safer in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for other people, which are disciplines that are largely missing in modern day life.
Your First Lesson: If you have booked your first lesson but have never done Taekwondo before, you may be wondering what to expect. The following will give you an example, but this will vary depending on which Weston-super-Mare school you attend. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, a bit of technical training which will involve learning some blocks, stances, kicks and hand attacks, some work on forms or patterns, a look at sparring including good movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to prevent cramping and muscle spasms.
Weston-super-Mare Taekwondo classes aren't only for folks in Weston-super-Mare itself but also for enthusiasts from Batch, Bleadon, Uphill, Worle, Milton, Locking, Oldmixon, Bournville, Kewstoke, Worlebury, Loxton, Ashcombe, Lower Canada, Clevedon, West Wick, Burnham on Sea, Hutton, Nailsea and other Somerset locations.
The Basic Taekwondo Kicks: Taekwondo is well known for its powerful kicks, here are the basic ones: Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi).
Taekwondo - The Benefits: There are of course many benefits to be had from doing Taekwondo and here are just a few that may be of interest to you: Greater self-discipline by extensively schooling your body and mind in the concepts and tactics of Taekwondo, Lessen anxiety and stress with controlled breathing, Build confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Turbocharge stamina, flexibility and agility through intensive cardiovascular work-outs, Teach self-defence techniques by coaching you to identify situations where self-defence could be required, and empowering you to manipulate these types of scenarios to your advantage, Toughen up your body and mind by means of accelerated physical coordination and mental discipline, Enhance concentration and self-esteem by raising both physical and mental fitness.
Conclusion: What you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you put into it (as is the case with life in general). Most of you will simply wish to make new friends, improve your fitness and meet different people, some may wish to progress to tournaments and competitions or maybe even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
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