Sandown Taekwondo (PO36): If you're looking for ways that you can learn some useful self-defence techniques, bolster your self-esteem, strengthen your body and mind and build your confidence, you might think about taking up a sport like Taekwondo. This Korean inspired martial art has continued to grow in popularity since it was developed during the 1940's and 50's.
Because Taekwondo has quite high physical demands, it is perhaps more suited to the younger generation in Sandown. That is not to say that older people cannot participate in this activity, but simply that there may be other martial arts that are more suited to the less agile among us. Tai Chi would be the perfect example.
Based mostly around kicking manoeuvres like spinning/jumping kicks, fast kicking styles and head-height 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 Sandown 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 Isle of Wight 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 Sandown nowadays.
Your First Sandown Taekwondo Lesson: If you have not attempted Taekwondo before, you will be intrigued to find out exactly what is going to happen on your first lesson. The following will give you a pretty good idea, but this will vary from school to school. A 15 to 20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen your muscles, some technical training covering some blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances, a look at some Poomse (or forms), a look at sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and last but not least a warm down with muscle stretching and relaxing to prevent cramping and spasms.
Sandown Taekwondo classes are not only suitable for people in Sandown itself but also for followers from Merstone, Ninham, Wroxall, Apse Heath, Ventnor, Brading, Alverstone, Godshill, Lake, Yaverland, Arreton, Winford, Shanklin, Adgestone, Newchurch, Queens Bower, Whiteley Bank, Luccombe and other nearby areas.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: The benefits that can be gained by participating in Taekwondo classes in Sandown are many and varied, among the most significant are: Reduces anxiety by doing deep breathing exercises, Greater discipline by thoroughly schooling your mind and body in the strategies and doctrines of Taekwondo, Teach self-defence techniques by helping you to realize instances in which self-defence could be required, and allowing you to control these circumstances in your favour, Boost your confidence by helping you to succeed and to take control of your life, Toughen up your body and mind via enhanced mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Enhance self-esteem and concentration by maximizing both mental and physical health, Turbocharge stamina, agility and flexibility by way of intense cardiovascular effort.
Taekwondo Forms: Beginners in Taekwondo do not need to worry too much about forms (Poomse, patterns) at the outset but they will learn some basic ones to start with and progress to more complex forms as they move up the belts (grades/dans). A form is signified by certain aspects of Taekwondo including stance, technique and direction. Learning these sequences is an important part of mastering Taekwondo.
Sandown Taekwondo clubs will likely offer Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for kids, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo for senior citizens, Taekwondo for fitness, Taekwondo for beginners, Taekwondo kicks and more in Sandown, .
To Summarize: We cannot all be like Jade Jones or Lutalo Muhammad, and I guess that we wouldn't all want to be. Taekwondo isn't just about Olympic titles and National Championships. Most of us are happy to make new friends, improve our levels of fitness and meet different people, and that is how it should be. However, as with most things in life, what you get out of it will depend on what you put into it. Good luck!
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