Lowestoft Taekwondo (NR32): If you are looking to take up a new hobby which will enable you to bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, build your confidence and learn a bit of self-defence, you might consider Taekwondo as a possible candidate. Since being developed in Korea during the 1940's, this more modern martial art has grown in popularity.
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 Lowestoft. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Lowestoft, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like head kicks, fast kicking styles and jumping/spinning kicks, 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.
Since the Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000, Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport. This has made it even more popular worlwide with some 60 million people actively taking part in classes. And it is by joining a Taekwondo club or class that you can begin your journey of learning this fascinating art.
A key aspect of Taekwondo is self-defence, and of course this is one of the main reasons that people in Lowestoft 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 Suffolk 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 Lowestoft nowadays.
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.
What to Expect From Your First Class: Different Taekwondo clubs in Lowestoft 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.
Taekwondo Safety Equipment: In all matches, events and competitions being staged under the auspices of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as forearm guards, hand protectors, a groin guard, a red or blue head guard, a mouth guard, red or blue body armour (hogu) and shin pads is mandatory. The kicking tactics used in Taekwondo can cause injury and this all helps to make the sport safer for its competitors.
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Taekwondo NR32 district.