Taekwondo Herne Bay

Herne Bay Taekwondo (CT6): 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 learn a bit of self-defence, boost your confidence, strengthen your body and mind and bolster your self-esteem, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.

Taekwondo is generally a lot more demanding physically than for example Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty fit and agile you might prefer to find something a little gentler to improve your fitness in Herne Bay. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Herne Bay, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.

Taekwondo Herne Bay

Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like jumping/spinning kicks, head-height kicks and fast kicking strategies, 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.

Taekwondo now has over 60 million practitioners worldwide and has become very popular in Herne Bay and throughout the UK. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everyone, and joining a local Herne Bay Taekwondo club or class is the best way to get yourself involved. While the chances of you getting to Olympic standard are pretty slim, there is no reason at all why you cannot master this thrilling martial art.

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In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Herne Bay 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.

While it will give you peace of mind knowing that you have these self-defence skills in your locker, the chances are that you'll never need to use them outside of an organized Taekwondo class.

Your First Herne Bay Taekwondo Lesson: If you decide to register for a Taekwondo class in Herne Bay, the first thing you will want to know is what will happen on the first class and what will the tutor be expecting of you. Different Taekwondo masters in Herne Bay will compile differing routines for this initial lesson but you can expect to do a 15 minute warm-up to get the blood flowing and loosen your muscles, learn a few forms (Poomse), cover some technical training (stances, kicks, blocks), do a bit of sparring, and lastly warm-down.

Herne Bay Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for people in Herne Bay itself but also for devotees from Broomfield, Beltinge, St Nicholas at Wade, Westbere, Sturry, Upstreet, Whitstable, Herne Common, Hersden, Eddington, Monkton, Tyler Hill, Hoath, Birchington, Broadoak, Chestfield, Reculver and other nearby places.

The Taekwondo Kicks: Some of the best known Taekwondo kicks that you will learn initially include: Push Kick, Side Kick, Back Kick, Crescent Kick, Front Kick, Whip or Hook Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Axe Kick.

Taekwondo Belts (Rank): When it comes to promotion, ranking and belts there isn't actually any standardization in Taekwondo, since there are various different styles of Taekwondo which each have their own system in place. They are however similarities and they generally comprise two groups of belts "seniors" and "juniors", represented by black and coloured belts respectively. The senior rankings generally have 9 levels and the junior, between 8 and 12 levels.

Safety Gear: In all matches, events and competitions being staged under the auspices of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as a groin guard, hand protectors, a mouth guard, a red/blue head guard, shin pads, red/blue body armour and forearm protectors is mandatory. The kicking tactics used in Taekwondo can cause injury and this all helps to make the sport safer for its competitors.

Also find: Herne Common Taekwondo, St Nicholas at Wade Taekwondo, Westbere Taekwondo, Hoath Taekwondo, Broomfield Taekwondo, Birchington Taekwondo, Broadoak Taekwondo, Beltinge Taekwondo, Eddington Taekwondo, Sturry Taekwondo, Tyler Hill Taekwondo, Whitstable Taekwondo, Monkton Taekwondo, Chestfield Taekwondo, Hersden Taekwondo, Upstreet Taekwondo, Reculver Taekwondo and more Kent Taekwondo schools.

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