Penzance Taekwondo (TR18): Learning a new skill is always rewarding and the martial arts are a popular choice these days. Taking up something like Taekwondo enables you to strengthen your mind and body, learn some useful self-defence techniques, bolster your self-respect and build your confidence. A more modern martial art, Taekwondo was first developed in the 1940's and 50's in Korea.
Images of young children doing energetic kicks and rapid punching manoeuvres, are what come to mind at the mere mention of Taekwondo. While the younger generation might find the physical demands of Taekwondo easier to contend with, there is nothing at all to stop people of every age taking part. It does however help if you are relatively fit to fully enjoy all the complexities of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo came from Korea in 1945. In Seoul, a group of Korean martial arts lovers founded some innovative new schools which they named "kwans", practicing a mixture of martial arts techniques. This later became known as Taekwondo and the main emphasis of the discipline was on kicking manoeuvres, in particular jumping/spinning kicks, head kicks and fast kicking methods. These days Penzance Taekwondo classes comply with this tradition.
Taekwondo has become very popular in Penzance and all around the world, with over 60 million practitioners worldwide. Joining a local Penzance 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 Penzance, 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.
Your First Taekwondo Lesson: If you've just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you'll be wondering what to expect. Most Taekwondo schools in Penzance follow a similar structure, but there might be some variation to the following. A warm up of 15 to 20 minutes to increase your heart rate and loosen stiff muscles, a little technical training such as learning some blocking techniques, hand attacks, stances and kicks, learning the basic patterns or forms, a look at sparring including good timing, precise movement and the accurate targeting of attacks, and to round off a warm down to loosen up and stretch muscles.
Taekwondo Kicks: Taekwondo is probably best known for its acrobatic kicking manoeuvres, here are some of the basic kicks you will learn as a novice: Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi).
If you want to join a Taekwondo club in Penzance, you'll also have to become a member of the sport's governing body, namely British Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns): Forms are a key element of Taekwondo and are essential if you are to master this fascinating martial art. Some basic forms must be learned at the beginning and more complex forms must be mastered in order to progress through the various belts. A Taekwondo form is characterized by various aspects such as direction, stance and technique.
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