Wrexham Taekwondo (LL1): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-respect, boost your confidence and learn some self-defence techniques, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
Because Taekwondo has quite high physical demands, it is perhaps more suited to the younger generation in Wrexham. That is not to say that older people cannot participate in this activity, but simply that there may be other martial arts that are more suited to the less agile among us. Tai Chi would be the perfect example.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, fast kicking strategies and spinning/jumping kicks.
With over sixty million people participating in Taekwondo classes all around the globe, this has certainly become an extremely popular activity, and if you become really expert at the sport you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it has been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Wrexham 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 Wales 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 Wrexham nowadays.
Your First Class: If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo lesson, you will be wondering what to expect. The following will give you an example, but this will vary depending on which Wrexham school you attend. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to loosen muscles and increase heart rate, a little technical training such as learning some stances, blocks, kicks and hand attacks, an introduction to some forms (Poomse), a look at sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to prevent muscle spasms and cramping.
Wrexham Taekwondo classes aren't only for folks in Wrexham but also for enthusiasts from Rhosnesni, Marchwiel, Cross Lanes, New Broughton, Hightown, Acton, Gresford, Bersham, Minera, Rhostyllen, Tanyfron, Rhos-Ddu, Brymbo, Coed-Y-Glyn, Sontley, Coedpoeth, Marford and other nearby places.
Taekwondo Kicks: There are a lot of different Taekwondo kicks, here are just a few of them: Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi).
The Many Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Wrexham Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Strengthen your mind and body thru enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Greater self-discipline by exhaustively schooling your body and mind in the tactics and principles of Taekwondo, Build confidence by helping you to seize control of your life and succeed, Teach you self-defence by helping you recognise situations in which self-defence may be needed, and empowering you to control these circumstances to your advantage, Improve self-esteem by raising both physical and mental health, Turbocharge flexibility, agility and stamina through intense cardiovascular effort, Reduces anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises.
Safety Gear: British Taekwondo matches require certain safety equipment to be worn to protect competitors from injury due to the powerful kicks being used. This safety gear includes: a red/blue head protector, forearm guards, hand protectors, shin pads, a mouth protector, blue/red body armour (hogu) and a groin protector.
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