Maidenhead Taekwondo (SL6): 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 bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your body and mind, boost your confidence and learn some self-defence techniques, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
Most people in Maidenhead would assume that the high kicking, fast punching movements demanded by Taekwondo are more appropriate for young children. While the younger generation may find the physical demands of Taekwondo easier to contend with, there's nothing at all to stop people of all ages taking part. Being fairly fit and agile does however help you to enjoy all the ins and outs of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular head-height kicks, jumping/turning kicks and fast kicking styles. 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.
The total number of Taekwondo practitioners worldwide, now exceeds 60 million. Joining a local Taekwondo club or class in Maidenhead is a good way to get involved with this activity which is now an Olympic sport. While reaching Olympic standard may be aiming a bit high, there is no reason why you cannot become a Taekwondo master.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Maidenhead are taking up self-defence classes like Taekwondo to help them feel safer in their local environment. The self-defence aspect is one of the key factors of Taekwondo but it also teaches self-restraint and a respect for other people, which are disciplines that are largely missing in modern day life.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson: Different Taekwondo clubs in Maidenhead 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.
Maidenhead Taekwondo classes are not just intended for the people of Maidenhead itself but also for devotees from Lent Rise, Bray Wick, Pinkneys Green, Littlewick Green, Woolley Green, Courtlands, Furze Platt, Bray, Burnham, Taplow, North Town, Holyport, Hitcham, Dorney Reach, Knowl Hill, Cookham, White Waltham and other Berkshire places.
If you would like to sign up to a Taekwondo club in Maidenhead, you will also have to register with the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo.
Beginners Taekwondo Maidenhead: 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 Maidenhead 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.
Safety Gear: Safety gear such as a red or blue head guard, a groin guard, forearm protectors, hand protectors, a mouth guard, blue or red body armour (hogu) and shin pads are used in all matches overseen by British Taekwondo. Protection from injury is necessary because of the powerful kicks that are part and parcel of this sport.
: White Waltham Taekwondo, Burnham Taekwondo, Pinkneys Green Taekwondo, Bray Wick Taekwondo, Cookham Taekwondo, Woolley Green Taekwondo, Bray Taekwondo, Lent Rise Taekwondo, Courtlands Taekwondo, Hitcham Taekwondo, Littlewick Green Taekwondo, Furze Platt Taekwondo, Holyport Taekwondo, Dorney Reach Taekwondo, Taplow Taekwondo, Knowl Hill Taekwondo, North Town and more Berkshire Taekwondo clubs.
Taekwondo SL6 area.