Bexhill-on-Sea Taekwondo (TN38 and TN39): 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 build your confidence, strengthen your mind and body, enhance your self-esteem and learn self-defence. This Korean inspired martial art has grown in popularity since its development during the 1940's.
While in no way intending to be ageist, Taekwondo can be rather physical and is generally more appropriate for younger people in Bexhill-on-Sea, it's particularly good for children who will become self-disciplined and respecting of others. It can sometimes be too challenging for older adults except when they are exceptionally active and fit. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Bexhill-on-Sea, got involved in the sport when they were younger. The less nimble of you might find that Tai Chi which is a bit less demanding, is more suitable.
Taekwondo started in Korea in 1945. Some new schools called "kwans", mixing various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts enthusiasts. The focus of Taekwondo, as it ultimately became known, is on kicking movements, in particular fast kicking styles, head-height kicks and jumping/spinning kicks. Nowadays Bexhill-on-Sea Taekwondo classes abide by this tradition.
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.
For the people of Bexhill-on-Sea 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 Bexhill-on-Sea Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
These self-defence techniques may at some point come in handy in the outside world, although it is more likely that you will only be using them within a monitored class environment. However it's a nice feeling knowing that you can always defend yourself if you need to.
Your First Lesson: If you've never tried Taekwondo before, you might be curious to find out exactly what is going to happen on your first class. The majority of Taekwondo schools in Bexhill-on-Sea follow a similar pattern, but there might be some variation to the following. A warm up lasting 15 to 20 minutes, a little technical training which will involve learning some stances, kicks, hand attacks and blocking techniques, a look at some Poomse (or forms), a look at sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and to round off a warm down to loosen up and stretch muscles.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: There are of course many benefits to be had from doing Taekwondo and here are just a few that may be of interest to you: Help with self-defence by helping you to recognize instances where self-defence might be required, and allowing you to control such situations in your favour, Turbocharge stamina, flexibility and agility by way of extreme cardiovascular work-outs, Empower your body and mind thru increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Build up your confidence by pushing you to take control of your life and succeed, Increase feelings of self-esteem by maximizing your physical and mental fitness, Lower anxiety using advanced breath control, Greater discipline by comprehensively training your body and mind in the tactics and principles of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion): In Taekwondo there is really no standardization when it comes to belts and ranking. It all depends on which style you are looking at, since there are so many different Taekwondo styles. They are however usually divided into two groups "junior" or "colour" belts and "senior" or "black" belts. The junior/colour ranks range from white to red, with anything from 8 to 12 ranks, while the senior/black belts usually have 9 ranks.
Bexhill-on-Sea Taekwondo for Beginners: Even the very best exponents of Taekwondo in Bexhill-on-Sea had to start as novices, so it is no shame to be a complete beginner at Taekwondo, or any other activity for that matter. The aim of a Taekwondo beginners class is to teach a few basics, increase confidence and build a solid foundation for the future. Most important of all is that it should be fun, students having fun will learn quicker and be better engaged.
Safety Equipment: Competitions governed by British Taekwondo rules require various items of protective gear to be used, these include: a groin protector, red or blue body armour (hogu), hand protectors, forearm protectors, a mouth protector, shin guards and a blue or red head guard. This is important because of the powerful kicking attacks being employed.
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Taekwondo TN38 and TN39 region.