Worthing Taekwondo: If you are looking for ways that you can enhance your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind, learn to defend yourself and boost your confidence, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this more contemporary martial art has continued to grow in popularity.
When many people in Worthing think about Taekwondo, they picture younger children performing energetic kicking and punching manoeuvres. The truth is though, that people of any age are able to take part in this sport despite its high physical demands. You will however get a lot more enjoyment out of Taekwondo if you are relatively agile and fit.
The sport was formulated in Korea in 1945, though it wasn't given the name Taekwondo until the 1950's. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts lovers set up some schools which they named "kwans", practicing a mix of martial arts techniques. Kicking movements, in particular head kicks, jumping/spinning kicks and fast kicking methods are the primary emphasis of Taekwondo, as it later became known. Today Worthing Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Taekwondo is popular with the people of Worthing and with more than sixty million others all over the world. Signing up for a local Worthing Taekwondo club or class is a great way to get involved in this sport which has even been included in the Olympic Games since the 2000 Sydney Games. Whilst reaching Olympic standard may be beyond your capabilities, there's no reason why you cannot still become a Taekwondo master.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most interest people in Worthing is the self-defence aspect of it. And in these days of increased violence, particularly in city and town centres, it is not surprising that this features prominently people's list of priorities. Being capable of defending yourself is a key principle of Taekwondo, but this is balanced by learning self-restraint and a respect for others.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson: For those of you who have never done Taekwondo before, you'll no doubt be curious to know just what to expect from your first lesson. Most Taekwondo schools in Worthing follow a similar routine, but there might be variations to the following. A 15-20 minute warm up, some technical training which will involve learning some blocks, hand attacks, kicks and stances, some work on forms or patterns (Poomse in Korean), a look at sparring including good timing, precise movement and the accurate targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to prevent muscle spasms and cramping,