Tilehurst Taekwondo (RG31): First developed in Korea in the 1940s and 1950s, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become ever more popular over the past three decades. For people who wish to enhance your self-respect, build your confidence, develop your mind and body and learn some self-defence moves, Taekwondo could be the perfect hobby or fitness activity.
It's got to be said that Taekwondo can be very demanding physically, which could discourage the less agile and more elderly folks in Tilehurst from getting involved. To be honest, the most common people participating in Taekwondo classes are kids and the younger generation, but obviously older individuals who're in great physical condition can easily be involved and get benefits from this sport.
The name Taekwondo has only been used since the 1950's, although the discipline started life in Korea in 1945. Some new schools called "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics. The emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known, is on kicking manoeuvres, especially spinning/jumping kicks, rapid kicking techniques and head-height kicks.Today Tilehurst Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
Popular across the world Taekwondo now has over sixty million students. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everybody, and joining a local Tilehurst Taekwondo club or class is the best way to get yourself involved. Whilst you might not aspire to Olympic competition, there isn't any reason why you can't be a master of this exhilarating martial art and have an amazing time along the way.
A key element of Taekwondo is self-defence, and undoubtedly this is one of the primary reasons that people in Tilehurst sign up to classes and get involved in the sport. There's been a disconcerting increase in violent conduct in recent times and this is especially rife in city and town centres throughout Berkshire and the nation as a whole. The good thing about Taekwondo though, is that it also encourages self-discipline and respect for other people, not such common qualities in Tilehurst nowadays.
There's a very good chance that your newly learned Taekwondo skills will never need to be proved in your everyday life, but it will most certainly give you a secure feeling knowing that they are there should you ever need them.
Your First Class
If you haven't attempted Taekwondo before you may be a bit concerned as to what you should expect on your first lesson. There may be variations to the following, subject to which Tilehurst Taekwondo school you go to, but you can pretty much expect; A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase your heart rate and reduce any stiffness in the muscles, a little technical training comprising some hand attacks, stances, blocks and kicks, learning the basic patterns or forms, a few ideas on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and finally a warm down to relax and stretch muscles.
Taekwondo also of course has got its own official governing body, and in the British Isles it is British Taekwondo. Anybody wishing to sign up with a Taekwondo club in Tilehurst must become a member of this organisation. By exploring British Taekwondo's official website you'll be able to read facts about coaching courses, events, safe practices, starting a new club, clubs and members, first aid, coaches and referees, news, safeguarding and equality, and many more Taekwondo related facts.
Taekwondo - The Benefits
You will probably be fascinated to find out about precisely what kind of benefits may be gained by attending Tilehurst Taekwondo lessons and participating 100% in its activities. You may expect that you will: Build up your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to take control of your life, Learn self-defence tactics by training you to recognise situations in which self-defence could be needed, and empowering you to manipulate such situations to your advantage, Toughen up your body and mind by way of improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Supercharge flexibility, stamina and agility through extreme cardiovascular effort, Improve self-esteem by maximizing your physical and mental health, Lower anxiety and stress with controlled breathing, Better self-discipline by methodically training your mind and body in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Beginners Classes
Even the very best exponents of Taekwondo in Tilehurst set out as rookies, so there is no disgrace in being a complete beginner at this sport, or in fact any other activity. The aim of a Taekwondo beginners class is to provide a few basics, boost self-confidence and develop a firm base moving forward. Most important of all is that it must be enjoyable, trainees having a good time will learn quicker and be more engaged.
We cannot all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I guess that we wouldn't all want to be. Taekwondo isn't just about Olympic titles and National Championships. Most of us are content to meet different people, make new friends and improve our fitness, and that's exactly how it ought to be. Yet, as with most things in life, what you get from it will depend upon what you invest in it. Good luck! 👊
Tilehurst Taekwondo clubs can usually help you with Taekwondo for seniors, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo taster sessions, Taekwondo tuition, Taekwondo for children, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo equipment, women's Taekwondo, the rules of Taekwondo, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo kicks, one-to-one Taekwondo classes and more martial arts stuff in Tilehurst, Berkshire.
Also find: Mapledurham Taekwondo classes, Burghfield Taekwondo classes, Bradfield Taekwondo classes, Calcot Taekwondo classes, Sulhamstead Taekwondo classes, Sulham Taekwondo classes, North Street Taekwondo classes, Reading Taekwondo classes, Whitchurch on Thames Taekwondo classes, Caversham Taekwondo classes, Purley on Thames Taekwondo classes, Englefield Taekwondo classes, Pangbourne Taekwondo classes, Upper Basildon Taekwondo classes, Theale Taekwondo and more.
Tilehurst Taekwondo classes aren't solely for the people of Tilehurst itself but also for devotees from Upper Basildon, Sulhamstead, Pangbourne, Mapledurham, Whitchurch on Thames, Englefield, Sulham, Burghfield, North Street, Purley on Thames, Theale, Bradfield, Caversham, Calcot, Reading and other surrounding locations.
In the Berkshire area you can additionally find: Sonning Taekwondo training, Holybrook Taekwondo lessons, Britwell Taekwondo clubs, Wraysbury martial arts tuition, Datchet Taekwondo lessons, Old Windsor martial arts training, Cookham martial arts clubs, Sunningdale Taekwondo lessons, Warfield Taekwondo lessons, Chieveley Taekwondo training, Aldermaston Taekwondo training, Colnbrook Taekwondo tuition, Cox Green Taekwondo lessons, Twyford Taekwondo training, Swallowfield Taekwondo lessons, Cheapside Taekwondo lessons, Winkfield martial arts clubs, Wargrave martial arts training, Theale Taekwondo tuition, Bucklebury martial arts clubs, Ashmore Green Taekwondo lessons, Hurst Taekwondo tuition, Cheapside martial arts training, Barkham martial arts tuition, White Waltham Taekwondo lessons, Bradfield martial arts lessons, Swallowfield Taekwondo tuition, Cranbourne martial arts clubs.
List of Taekwondo publications: Taekwondo: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense by Kevin Hornsey, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence (Doug Cook), Taekwondo Techniques & Tactics by Thomas Seaborne and Yeon Hwan, The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do Patterns, Official Taekwondo Training Manual (Gaetane Ricke and Soon Man Lee), Taekwondo Step Sparring, Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique.
More Berkshire Taekwondo classes: Windsor, Sandhurst, Winkfield, Slough, Bracknell, Sunninghill, Newbury, Maidenhead, Ascot, Thatcham, Tilehurst, Reading, Twyford, Wokingham, Finchampstead, Crowthorne and Woodley.
Taekwondo classes in other regions of the UK: Dorking, Gillingham, Northallerton, Hailsham, Gainsborough, Didcot, Haslemere, Frome, Prescot, Princes Risborough, Chatham, Uttoxeter, Biggleswade, Melksham, Spalding, Buckingham, Wigan, Portsmouth, Wallsend, Boston, Stapleford, Castleford, Swanley, West Bromwich, Rhyl, Worksop, Sandy.
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(This taekwondo Tilehurst content was updated on 07-10-2022)