Beverley Taekwondo (HU17): A Korean martial art that was developed during the 1940's, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to enhance your self-respect, learn some self-defence techniques, build your confidence and strengthen your body and mind, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Beverley from taking this up. To be fair, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but certainly older people who are in good physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this activity.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular head kicks, fast kicking styles and jumping/turning kicks. It began in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a group of martial arts specialists founded schools called "kwans", which blended various martial arts techniques.
Taekwondo now has over 60 million students worldwide and has become really popular in Beverley and throughout the United Kingdom. Joining a local Taekwondo class or club in Beverley is a great way to get involved with this activity which is now an Olympic sport. There is no reason why you cannot reach a high standard in this exhilarating sport, even if you don't have any desire to compete in the Olympics.
For the people of Beverley who wish to learn a martial art, a top priority is the aspect of self-defence. Since this is a key principle of Taekwondo, it is easy to see the appeal of this particular sport. With the added bonus of learning self-restraint and having a deep respect for others, signing up for a local Beverley Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson: If you've just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you'll be wondering what to expect. This will vary from class to class but will typically include all or some of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase your heart rate and loosen your muscles, a little technical training comprising some hand attacks, blocks, stances and kicks, an introduction to some Poomse (or forms), a look at sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and to round off a warm down with muscle stretching and loosening up to prevent spasms and cramping.
Beverley Taekwondo classes are not only suitable for the people of Beverley but also for enthusiasts from Long Riston, Etton, Leckonfield, Walkington, Lockington, Skirlaugh, Woodmansey, Tickton, Cherry Burton, Leven, Bishop Burton, Sigglesthorne, Little Weighton, Brandesburton and other nearby locations.
The governing body for Taekwondo in the United Kingdom is British Taekwondo and any individual wishing to join a Taekwondo club in Beverley must also become a member of British Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts: When it comes to promotion, ranking and belts there isn't actually any standardization in Taekwondo, since there are various different styles of Taekwondo which each have their own system in place. They are however similarities and they generally comprise two groups of belts "seniors" and "juniors", represented by black and coloured belts respectively. The senior rankings generally have 9 levels and the junior, between 8 and 12 levels.
In Summary: So, what do you want from Taekwondo? Well that is a good question, and the answer will vary for different people. Most participants will simply wish to gain more confidence, meet new people and improve their fitness levels. We're not all going to reach the dizzy heights of Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, although maybe you will, who knows? 👊
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