Blackpool Taekwondo (FY1): 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 strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-esteem, build your confidence and learn a bit of self-defence, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Blackpool and is particularly suitable for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults may find it somewhat too taxing unless they are particularly fit and active. However those in Blackpool who take up Taekwondo at a young age, will find that carrying it on into older adulthood is not a problem. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like head-height kicks, fast kicking strategies and turning/jumping kicks, Taekwondo was formulated from the techniques of different martial arts, by a group of Seoul martial arts experts in new schools called "Kwans" during the 1940's and 1950's. These "Kwans" had the names Songmu Kwan, Chungdo Kwan, Changmu Kwan, Jido Kwan, Mooduk Kwan.
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.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Blackpool 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.
Your First Blackpool Taekwondo Lesson: For those of you who've never attempted Taekwondo before, you'll no doubt be intrigued to know what to expect from your first lesson. This can vary subject to which Blackpool school you attend, but will normally include the following. A 15-20 minute warm up, some technical training which will involve learning some stances, kicks, blocking techniques and hand attacks, some work on patterns or forms, a few tips on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and finally a warm down to prevent cramping and muscle spasms.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Blackpool Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Toughen up your mind and body by increased physical coordination and mental discipline, Beef up confidence by pushing you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Enhance self-esteem and concentration by heightening both physical and mental health, Improve stamina, flexibility and agility by way of extreme cardiovascular work-outs, Teach self-defence by helping you to understand circumstances where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to control these circumstances to your advantage, Lower anxiety with controlled breathing, Greater self-discipline by comprehensively educating your mind and body in the doctrines and strategies of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo for Beginners: With any sport or activity we have to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no different. Even the topmost Blackpool Taekwondo masters were complete novices at one point. So, what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? Beginner classes should give its students enough training to teach them the basics and allow them to gain confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class should be fun as well as educational, when people are having fun they are more engaged and will learn faster.
Safety Equipment: Competitions governed by British Taekwondo rules require various items of protective gear to be used, these include: forearm protectors, a blue/red head protector, hand protectors, shin guards, a mouth protector, a groin guard and blue/red trunk armour. This is important because of the powerful kicking attacks being employed.
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Conclusion: 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 meet new people, gain more confidence and improve their fitness. 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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