Bicester Taekwondo (OX25): If you are looking for ways to bolster your self-respect, strengthen your mind and body, learn some valuable self-defence techniques and boost your confidence, you might think about taking up a sport like Taekwondo. Since its beginnings in Korea during the 1940's, this more contemporary martial art has grown in popularity.
While not wanting to discourage any particular age group, it has to be said that Taekwondo is more suited to younger people in Bicester, being quite physically demanding. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially appropriate for children. It could prove too taxing for some older adults, but shouldn't be a problem for those who are already fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Bicester at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. Something a bit softer like Tai Chi might be more suitable for the less agile of you.
Taekwondo started 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. Kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking strategies, head-height kicks and jumping/spinning kicks are the main emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known.
With over 60 million practitioners worldwide and quite a few in Bicester, Taekwondo has become very popular. Since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a go, joining a local Bicester Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved. There is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art, even if you do not aspire to Olympic competition.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Bicester are taking up self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them feel safer in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for other people, which are disciplines that are largely missing in modern day life.
What to Expect From Your First Lesson: 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 idea, but this may vary from school to school. A fifteen to twenty minute warm up to loosen muscles and increase heart rate, a bit of technical training covering some hand attacks, stances, kicks and blocking techniques, learning some forms (or Poomse), a look at sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to prevent muscle spasms and cramping.
Any individual who joins a Taekwondo club in Bicester must also become a member of British Taekwondo which is the governing body of the sport in the UK.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: When signing up for Taekwondo classes in Bicester you will be hoping to get some benefits to make the whole thing worthwhile. So let's look at a few of the benefits that you might gain by learning and practicing Taekwondo. Reduce anxiety using advanced breath control, Increase self-esteem by sharpening both physical and mental powers, Develop discipline and willpower by thoroughly educating your mind and body in the strategies and doctrines of Taekwondo, Beef up confidence by pushing you to succeed and to take control of your life, Supercharge flexibility, agility and stamina by means of intensive cardiovascular exertion, Help with self-defence by helping you to identify circumstances in which self-defence may be required, and empowering you to turn these types of situations in your favour, Strengthen your mind and body by way of increased physical coordination and mental discipline.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion): With there being various different styles of Taekwondo there has never been any standard system for allocating belts (promotion). What does exist is however fairly similar and consists of two belt groups "junior" and "senior" ("colour" and "black"), each of these groups are divided into ranks, 8 to 12 colours for juniors and 9 for seniors.
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