Huddersfield Taekwondo (HD1): If you're looking for ways to boost your confidence, enhance your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind and learn some self-defence moves, you might consider taking up a sport like Taekwondo. This more modern martial art has quickly gained popularity since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
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 Huddersfield. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Huddersfield, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in around 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not used until the 1950's. Some innovative new schools called "kwans", merging various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics. Kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/spinning kicks, head-height kicks and rapid kicking styles are the main focus of Taekwondo, as it later became known. Now Huddersfield Taekwondo classes observe this tradition.
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 Huddersfield 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 Huddersfield Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
Your First Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Huddersfield will have different ideas about what pupils should cover on their first lesson, 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.
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