Taekwondo South Shields

South Shields Taekwondo (NE33): Originally developed in Korea during the 1940's and 50's, Taekwondo is a fast combatative sport that has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years or so. For those of you who wish to build your confidence, strengthen your body and mind, bolster your self-respect and learn some valuable self-defence techniques, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.

Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in South Shields and is particularly suitable for children as it is great for developing self-discipline and respect for others. Older adults may find it somewhat too demanding unless they are particularly fit and active. However those who take up Taekwondo in South Shields at a young age will find they can easily carry it on into older adulthood. The less agile of you might consider something softer like Tai Chi.

Taekwondo South Shields Area

Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular head kicks, turning/jumping kicks and fast kicking techniques. 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.

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.

In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like South Shields 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.

You newly learned Taekwondo skills will likely never need to be put to the test outside of an organized Taekwondo class, however knowing that you have them will give you peace of mind.

What to Expect From Your First Class: If you have just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you will be wondering what to expect. This may vary depending on which South Shields school you go to, but will usually involve the following. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to increase your heart rate and reduce stiffness in the muscles, a bit of technical training covering some blocking techniques, stances, kicks and hand attacks, learning your the basic forms or patterns, a look at sparring including timing, movement and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to prevent cramping and muscle spasms.

Taekwondo Kicks: Taekwondo is well known for its powerful kicks, here are the basic ones: Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Hook or Whip Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi).

South Shields Taekwondo classes will likely offer Taekwondo for fitness, Taekwondo for seniors, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo training, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo for beginners, Taekwondo for toddlers, Taekwondo moves and more martial arts stuff in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

Also find: East Boldon Taekwondo, Marsden Taekwondo, Monkwearmouth Taekwondo, Jarrow Taekwondo, Seaburn Taekwondo, Horsley Hill Taekwondo, Harton Taekwondo, Whitburn Taekwondo, Simonside Taekwondo, Boldon Colliery Taekwondo, West Park Taekwondo, Cleadon Taekwondo, Westoe Taekwondo, West Harton Taekwondo, West Boldon Taekwondo, Fulwell Taekwondo, Primrose Taekwondo and more Tyne and Wear Taekwondo clubs.

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