Lincoln Taekwondo (LN1): A Korean martial art that was developed during the 1940's, Taekwondo has continued to grow in popularity since then. If you would like to strengthen your body and mind, bolster your self-esteem, learn some valuable self-defence techniques and build your confidence, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
While not intending to be in any way ageist, Taekwondo can be rather physical and is generally more suited to younger people in Lincoln, it is especially good for children who will learn to be self-disciplined and respecting of others. Older adults trying Taekwondo for the first time often find it too taxing, unless they have kept themselves active. However those who take up Taekwondo in Lincoln 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, rapid kicking styles 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.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Lincoln and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Lincoln Taekwondo club or class is a good way to get involved in this sport which has even featured in the Olympic Games since the Sydney Games of 2000. While you may not aspire to Olympic competition, there is no reason why you cannot become a master of this exciting martial art and have some fun along the way.
For many people in Lincoln, it is the self-defence aspect of Taekwondo that has the most appeal. And in these days of increased violence, especially in town and city centres, it is no surprise that this features high on people's list of priorities. It is a key factor of Taekwondo that you can become confident in your ability to defend yourself and at the same time learn to respect others and learn self-restraint.
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.
What to Expect From Your First Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Lincoln 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.
Lincoln Taekwondo classes aren't just intended for people in Lincoln itself but also for students from Cherry Willingham, Skellingthorpe, Waddington, Burton, North Greetwell, Heighington, Branston, Nettleham, Washingborough, Canwick Hill, Reepham, Ermine, Newland, New Boultham, Swanpool and other surrounding places.
If you want to sign up to a Taekwondo club in Lincoln, you'll also have to become a member of the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Lincoln are many and varied, among the most significant are: Empower your body and mind via improved physical coordination and mental discipline, Enhance feelings of self-esteem by maximizing both physical and mental health, Learn self-defence by training you to recognise instances in which self-defence may be required, and allowing you to turn these types of scenarios in your favour, Build your confidence by pushing you to seize control of your life and succeed, Increase stamina, flexibility and agility by way of extreme cardiovascular exertion, Reduces stress and anxiety with controlled breathing, Better discipline and willpower by extensively training your body and mind in the techniques and doctrines of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Belts (Promotion): 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.
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Taekwondo near LN1 district.