Irvine Taekwondo (KA11): 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 build your confidence, strengthen your body and mind, bolster your self-respect and learn to defend yourself better, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
While not wanting to discourage any particular age group, it has to be said that Taekwondo is more suited to younger people in Irvine, being quite physically demanding. Its teachings of self-discipline and respect for others make it especially appropriate for children. Older adults who are not all that fit and active might find it a tad too taxing. For those people who take up Taekwondo when they are younger, continuing the experience into adulthood should not be a problem. If you are less agile you could always try something a bit softer such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular rapid kicking methods, head-height kicks and turning/jumping 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.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
It seems to be the case that the most alluring element of Taekwondo is self-defence. You should not be surprised by this, when you take into account the high incidence of violence seen in today's city centres. It's a key factor of Taekwondo that you can be confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time exercise self-restraint and respect others.
There's a pretty good chance that your newly learned Taekwondo skills will never need to be used in the outside world, but it will certainly give you peace of mind knowing that they are there should you need them.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Irvine 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.
Irvine Taekwondo classes are not just intended for the people of Irvine itself but also for enthusiasts from Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Kilwinning, Girdle Toll, Dalry, Saltcoats, Kilmaurs, Ardrossan, Knockentiber, Lawthorn, Stevenston, Drybridge, Dreghorn, West Kilbride, Bourtreehill South, Dundonald and other nearby areas.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: When signing up for Taekwondo classes in Irvine you will be hoping to get some benefits to make the whole thing worthwhile. So let's look at a few of the benefits that you might gain by learning and practicing Taekwondo. Beef up your confidence by inspiring you to take control of your life and succeed, Reduce stress by doing deep breathing exercises, Better self-discipline by comprehensively educating your mind and body in the strategies and concepts of Taekwondo, Augment agility, flexibility and stamina by means of intensive cardiovascular work-outs, Improve feelings of self-esteem by raising your mental and physical health, Toughen up your mind and body through increased mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Teach you self-defence strategies by helping you to recognise situations in which self-defence could be necessary, and allowing you to turn these circumstances in your favour.
Irvine 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 Irvine 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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