Craigavon Taekwondo (BT63): Learning a new skill is always rewarding and the martial arts are very popular these days. Taking up something like Taekwondo enables you to strengthen your mind and body, learn some useful self-defence techniques, enhance your self-respect and boost your confidence. This more contemporary of the martial arts was developed in Korea just after World War 2.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Craigavon 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 demanding unless they are particularly fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Craigavon at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.
Taekwondo was only developed fairly recently in Korea (1945). Some exciting new schools called "kwans" were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts devotees, incorporating a number of various martial arts techniques. The emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known, is on kicking manoeuvres, in particular fast kicking strategies, jumping/spinning kicks and head kicks. Now Craigavon Taekwondo classes adhere to this tradition.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular worlwide with some 60 million people actively taking part in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can begin your journey of learning this fascinating art.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Craigavon 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 Class: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first class. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training involving learning some stances, hand attacks, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Craigavon Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Strengthen your body and mind by way of increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Increase agility, flexibility and stamina by way of strenuous cardiovascular effort, Increase self-esteem and concentration by raising both physical and mental fitness, Develop self-discipline by comprehensively schooling your mind and body in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo, Lower anxiety with controlled breathing, Build up confidence by helping you to succeed and to seize control of your life, Help with self-defence by training you to understand occasions where self-defence might be needed, and allowing you to turn these types of circumstances to your advantage.
Craigavon Taekwondo for Beginners: It doesn't matter who you are or what you're capable of in Taekwondo, at one stage you were a total novice, knowing nothing and fearing failure. We have all started at that point and can only learn and improve with practice. Beginner Taekwondo classes in Craigavon are the place to start that learning process and to pick up the basics so that you can gain confidence and move forward in your Taekwondo adventure. Most beginner classes are set up to be fun and friendly, offering a slow introduction to the basic Taekwondo principles and building a solid foundation for the future.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment: British Taekwondo matches require certain safety equipment to be worn to protect competitors from injury due to the powerful kicks being used. This safety gear includes: shin protectors, a groin protector, hand guards, a red or blue body protector (hogu), a mouth guard, a red or blue head guard and forearm protectors.
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