Yeadon Taekwondo (LS19): Originally developed in Korea during the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years or so. For those of you who wish to boost your confidence, learn some self-defence techniques, enhance your self-respect and strengthen your mind and body, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
Because Taekwondo has quite high physical demands, it is perhaps more suited to the younger generation in Yeadon. 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.
With its beginnings in 1940's Korea, Taekwondo is certainly one of the more recently developed of the martial arts and involves mainly kicking moves such as fast kicking methods, head kicks and jumping/turning kicks. It began when schools called "kwans" were established by a group of Korean martial artists in Seoul, South Korea.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Yeadon 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 West Yorkshire 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 Yeadon nowadays.
Your First Taekwondo Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Yeadon will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first lesson, but to give you an idea of what to expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include a warm-up, some sparring, learning Poomse (forms), an introduction to blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances (technical training) and a warm-down to stretch tired muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Yeadon are many and varied, among the most significant are: Greater self-discipline by comprehensively training your mind and body in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo, Reduce anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Strengthen your mind and body thru enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline, Beef up your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Increase concentration and self-esteem by maximizing both physical and mental fitness, Improve flexibility, stamina and agility by means of intense cardiovascular work-outs, Help with self-defence tactics by helping you to recognise situations in which self-defence may be required, and allowing you to control these kinds of circumstances in your favour.
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