Hereford Taekwondo (HR1): Developed during the 1940's in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. Renowned as a way to strengthen your body and mind, boost your confidence, bolster your self-esteem and learn self-defence, it has been taken up by millions of people worldwide.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Hereford 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 Hereford 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 is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular head kicks, fast kicking methods and jumping/spinning kicks. It began in Seoul, in southern Korea during the 1940's, when a group of martial arts specialists founded schools called "kwans", which blended various martial arts techniques.
With over sixty million people participating in Taekwondo classes all around the globe, this has certainly become an extremely popular activity, and if you become really expert at the sport you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it has been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
For the people of Hereford 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 Hereford Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
Your First Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Hereford will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first class, but to give you an idea of what to expect most first Taekwondo lessons will include a warm-up, some sparring, learning Poomse (forms), an introduction to blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances (technical training) and a warm-down to stretch tired muscles and return the body to a state of equilibrium.
Hereford Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for the people of Hereford but also for students from Green Crize, Allensmore, Redhill, Eign Hill, Lugg Bridge, Holmer, Lower Bullingham, Kings Acre, Lower Lyde, Widemarsh, Broomey Hill, Burcott, Rotherwas, Belmont and other nearby areas.
Some Taekwondo Kicks: Kicks play a major role in Taekwondo, here are a small selection of the more basic ones: Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi).
Taekwondo Forms: Forms are a key element of Taekwondo and are essential if you are to master this fascinating martial art. Some basic forms must be learned at the beginning and more complex forms must be mastered in order to progress through the various belts. A Taekwondo form is characterized by various aspects such as direction, stance and technique.
Taekwondo Competitions and Tournaments: There are a wide variety of competitions in Taekwondo involving all the various styles. They mostly involve patterns, sparring and breaking with very little hard contact. International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) competitions don't allow excessive contact but do allow hand attacks to the head. World Taekwondo (WT) and Olympic competitions allow only sparring. Multi-style competitions also take place.
Beginners Taekwondo Hereford: With any sport or activity we have to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no different. Even the topmost Hereford 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.
Hereford Taekwondo classes can usually offer Taekwondo for children, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo for the disabled, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo for older adults, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo stances, Taekwondo patterns and more in Hereford, .
To Summarize: 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 gain more confidence, meet new people and improve their levels of 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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Taekwondo near HR1 district.