Hanley Taekwondo (ST1): Originally developed in Korea during the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years or so. For those of you who wish to strengthen your mind and body, bolster your self-respect, boost your confidence and learn some useful self-defence techniques, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Hanley, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. Older adults may find it somewhat too taxing unless they are particularly fit and active. Quite a few of the older adults who do Taekwondo in Hanley, started when they were younger. If you are less agile you could always try something a bit softer such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/spinning kicks, head kicks and rapid kicking techniques.
Popular all over the world Taekwondo now has over 60 million practitioners. Since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a go, joining a local Hanley 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.
For many people in Hanley, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that is the most interesting. This isn't hard to believe when you take into account the high levels of violence experienced in town and city centres on a daily basis. The ability to defend yourself and at the same time exercising self-restraint and a respect for others is one of the key benefits of Taekwondo.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson: If Taekwondo is not something that you've ever done before, you will doubtless be wondering what to expect from your first lesson should you decide to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in Hanley have different ideas about this but roughly; you will take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring techniques and finally you will warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation.
The Eight Basic Taekwondo Kicks: Of all the martial arts, Taekwondo has the widest variety of kicking techniques. Among them are: Hook or Whip Kick, Back Kick, Crescent Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Push Kick, Front Kick, Side Kick, Axe Kick.
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: Boost confidence by inspiring you to take control of your life and succeed, Turbocharge agility, stamina and flexibility through strenuous cardiovascular exertion, Strengthen your body and mind via enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Learn self-defence tactics by showing you how to identify occasions in which self-defence could be needed, and allowing you to turn these situations to your advantage, Develop self-discipline by methodically training your body and mind in the principles and techniques of Taekwondo, Reduced stress and anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Increase self-esteem and concentration by heightening both mental and physical fitness.
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 Hanley 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.
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