Maldon Taekwondo (CM9): Mastering a new skill is always gratifying and the martial arts are a popular choice with people in Maldon these days. Taking up a sport like Taekwondo enables you to build your confidence, learn self-defence, bolster your self-esteem and strengthen your body and mind. This more modern martial art has rapidly become popular since being developed in the 1940's in Korea.
If you asked people in Maldon what their thoughts were on Taekwondo, nearly all would say it is an activity for young kids. Whilst the physical demands of Taekwondo perhaps make it more suited to the younger generation, it can certainly be practiced by people of all ages. It should however be said that if you are fairly fit and agile you'll definately get more enjoyment out of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially rapid kicking methods, head-height kicks and spinning/jumping kicks.
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.
While there is a great deal to be gained by practicing Taekwondo, it's the aspect of self-defence that most Maldon people find appealing. This is not surprising when you consider the ever rising levels of violence seen in town and city centres these days. The ability to defend yourself while still respecting others and exercising self-restraint is one of the main benefits of Taekwondo.
These self-defence techniques may at some point come in handy in the outside world, although it is more likely that you will only be using them within a monitored class environment. However it's a nice feeling knowing that you can always defend yourself if you need to.
Your First Class: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first class. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A warm up lasting fifteen to twenty minutes, some technical training involving learning some hand attacks, kicks, stances and blocks, an introduction to some forms (Poomse), a few ideas on sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing.
Maldon Taekwondo classes are not just intended for people in Maldon but also for enthusiasts from Heybridge, Little Baddow, Langford, Ulting, Danbury, Beeleigh, Hatfield Peverel, Woodham Mortimer, Maylandsea, Latchingdon, Mundon, Great Baddow, Great Totham, Chelmsford, Goldhanger, Woodham Walter and other surrounding locations.
Taekwondo Competitions and Tournaments: A typical Taekwondo competition incorporates sparring, patterns and breaking, in the Olympics only sparring is involved. That being said there may also be some special events in certain tournaments such as self-defence and team demonstrations. WT (World Taekwondo) competitions are purely soft-contact affairs, while ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) competitions allow some hand attacks to the head. There are also some multi-discipline competitions.
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