Stevenage Taekwondo (SG1): 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 learn some useful self-defence techniques, enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence and strengthen your body and mind, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Stevenage from taking this up. To be fair, the most common participants of Taekwondo classes are children and the younger generation, but certainly older people who are in good physical health can easily take part and get benefits from this activity.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular spinning/jumping kicks, fast kicking strategies and head kicks. 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.
Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo has over 60 million followers worldwide, and while you may not aspire to be an Olympic Games athlete, you can still join a Taekwondo club or class to learn what will no doubt turn out to be a fascinating and rewarding activity.
For many people in Stevenage, 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 Class: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first lesson. The following will give you an idea, but this may vary from school to school. A warm up of fifteen to twenty minutes to loosen your muscles and increase your heart rate, a little technical training comprising some blocks, kicks, hand attacks and stances, an introduction to forms or patterns, a look at sparring including movement, timing and attack targeting, and lastly a warm down to stretch muscles and relax.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: You will probably be interested to learn about exactly what sort of benefits might be gained by attending Stevenage Taekwondo classes and participating fully in its activities. You can expect to: Lessen stress and anxiety using advanced breath control, Teach you self-defence techniques by helping you to realize situations where self-defence may be necessary, and empowering you to control these types of situations in your favour, Boost confidence by pushing you to succeed and to take control of your life, Increase self-esteem and concentration by maximizing both mental and physical fitness, Improve agility, flexibility and stamina through intensive cardiovascular work-outs, Strengthen your body and mind by improved mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Develop self-discipline by thoroughly schooling your mind and body in the strategies and concepts of Taekwondo.
Beginners Taekwondo Stevenage: With any sport or activity we have to start somewhere, and Taekwondo is no different. Even the topmost Stevenage Taekwondo masters were complete novices at one point. So, what can you expect as a complete beginner at Taekwondo? Beginner classes should give its students enough training to teach them the basics and allow them to gain confidence as they progress. The perfect beginners class should be fun as well as educational, when people are having fun they are more engaged and will learn faster.
Stevenage Taekwondo classes will likely offer Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo training, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo for seniors, Taekwondo for the disabled and more in Stevenage, .
Conclusion: What you get out of Taekwondo will be directly related to what you put into it (as is the case with life in general). Most of you will simply wish to make new friends, meet different people and improve your fitness levels, some may wish to progress to tournaments and competitions or maybe even the Olympics. But remember, we can't all be a Jade Jones or a Lutalo Muhammad. 👊
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