Peterlee Taekwondo (SR8): 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 learn a bit of self-defence, bolster your self-esteem, build your confidence and strengthen your mind and body. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
Owing to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is possibly more appropriate for the younger person in Peterlee and is especially suited to kids as it is fantastic for developing respect for others and self-discipline. Older adults might find it somewhat too strenuous unless they're especially fit and active. However, those who take up Taekwondo in Peterlee from a young age will discover they can easily continue with it when they're older. The less nimble of you could consider something gentler like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly features kicking manoeuvres, most notably jumping/turning kicks, fast kicking techniques and head kicks. It started in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a group of martial arts enthusiasts established schools known as "kwans", which mixed together a number of martial arts techniques.
Taekwondo has become really popular in Peterlee and all across the globe, with more than 60 million practitioners worldwide. Signing up for your local Taekwondo club or class in Peterlee is a good way to get involved with this activity which is now an Olympic sport. While nobody would expect you to get to Olympic standard, you could certainly be one of the best Taekwondo exponents in Peterlee.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most appeal to people in Peterlee is the self-defence aspect of it. And its not surprising that this is on people's list of priorities when you consider the rising levels of violence seen these days in town and city centres throught the United Kingdom. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
While it will give you peace of mind knowing that you have those self-defence skills in your locker, the odds are that you will never need to test them outside the regulated environment of a dedicated Taekwondo class.
Your First Class
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 Peterlee school you attend. A warm up lasting fifteen to twenty minutes, a bit of technical training which will involve learning some hand attacks, kicks, blocking techniques and stances, 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.
The body regulating Taekwondo in the UK is British Taekwondo and anyone wishing to join a Taekwondo class in Peterlee must also become a member of British Taekwondo. You'll be able to read about referees and coaching, events, health and safety, coaching courses, news, safeguarding and equality, members and clubs, establishing a new club, first aid, and more on British Taekwondo's official website, and get the latest news reports on their Twitter or Facebook page.
Taekwondo Patterns (Forms)
Taekwondo forms (also known as Poomse or patterns) are characterized by specified facets like technique, stance and direction. From the beginning you will get to grips with a few of the basic forms, and so as to advance through the various rankings (belts) you'll need to learn some more complex ones.
Key Benefits of Taekwondo
- Reduced stress by doing deep breathing exercises
- Improve flexibility, stamina and agility by means of intense cardiovascular exertion
- Develop discipline by comprehensively educating your body and mind in the strategies and principles of Taekwondo
- Boost confidence by pushing you to seize control of your life and succeed
- Empower your body and mind by way of enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline
- Teach self-defence tactics by training you to understand circumstances where self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to manipulate these situations in your favour
- Improve your self-esteem by heightening both mental and physical fitness
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(This taekwondo Peterlee information was edited and updated on 07-10-2022)