Taekwondo Kings Lynn

Kings Lynn Taekwondo (PE30): 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 boost your confidence, learn to defend yourself better, enhance your self-esteem and strengthen your mind and body, 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 Kings Lynn. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Kings Lynn, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.

Kings Lynn Taekwondo

Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like jumping/turning kicks, head-height kicks and rapid kicking methods, 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.

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.

Taekwondo Classes in the Kings Lynn Area

A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Kings Lynn join classes and take up the sport. There has been a worrying increase in violent behaviour in recent years and this is especially prevalent in town and city centres around Norfolk and the UK in general. The beauty of Taekwondo though, is that it also teaches self-discipline and respect for others, not such common qualities in Kings Lynn nowadays.

Your First Taekwondo Class: 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 Kings Lynn 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.

Any person who joins a Taekwondo club in Kings Lynn must also become a member of British Taekwondo which is the governing body of the sport in the United Kingdom.

Taekwondo - The Benefits: The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Kings Lynn are many and varied, among the most significant are: Teach you self-defence strategies by helping you to understand occasions where self-defence could be required, and allowing you to turn these circumstances to your advantage, Empower your body and mind by means of increased physical coordination and mental discipline, Develop discipline by comprehensively schooling your mind and body in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo, Augment stamina, flexibility and agility by means of intensive cardiovascular effort, Increase self-esteem and concentration by sharpening your mental and physical health, Beef up your confidence by helping you to take control of your life and succeed, Reduces anxiety using advanced breath control.

Taekwondo Competitions and Tournaments: Taekwondo competitions are held all over the world in all of the various styles. There is generally not much hard contact but sparring, breaking and patterns. Olympic and WT (World Taekwondo) tournaments consist only of sparring, in ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) tournaments certain hand attacks are allowed to the head. Other organizations hold multi-discipline tournaments.

Taekwondo Safety Equipment: In all matches, events and competitions being staged under the auspices of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as forearm protectors, shin pads, a groin guard, hand guards, a blue or red head protector, a mouth guard and a red/blue body protector (hogu) 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: Castle Rising Taekwondo, North Wootton Taekwondo, Leziate Taekwondo, Clenchwarton Taekwondo, Terrington St Clement Taekwondo, West Lynn Taekwondo, Middleton Taekwondo, Bawsey Taekwondo, Gaywood Taekwondo, Tilney All Saints Taekwondo, North Runcton Taekwondo, West Winch Taekwondo, Saddle Bow Taekwondo, South Wootton Taekwondo and more Norfolk Taekwondo clubs.

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