Stroud Taekwondo (GL5): 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 enhance your self-esteem, strengthen your mind and body, learn some self-defence moves and boost your confidence, Taekwondo might be just the activity for you.
Due to its rather more physical aspects, Taekwondo is perhaps more suited to the younger person in Stroud 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 Stroud 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.
The name Taekwondo has only been used since the 1950's, although the discipline started life in Korea in 1945. Some new schools called "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques were established in Seoul by a group of Korean martial arts fanatics. In Taekwondo the emphasis is on kicking, especially fast kicking methods, head-height kicks and jumping/turning kicks.Today Stroud Taekwondo classes follow this tradition.
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 the people of Stroud who wish to learn a martial art, a top priority is the aspect of self-defence. Since this is a key principle of Taekwondo, it is easy to see the appeal of this particular sport. With the added bonus of learning self-restraint and having a deep respect for others, signing up for a local Stroud Taekwondo class seems to be a no brainer.
There's a pretty good chance that your newly learned Taekwondo skills will never need to be used in the outside world, but it will certainly give you peace of mind knowing that they are there should you need them.
Your First Class: If Taekwondo is not something that you've ever done before, you will doubtless be wondering what to expect from your first lesson should you decide to sign up. Different Taekwondo schools in Stroud have different ideas about this but roughly; you will take part in a 15-20 minute warm-up, you will do a bit of technical training, you will learn some forms, you will practice sparring techniques and finally you will warm-down to get your body back into a state of relaxation.
Taekwondo Forms: Mastering Taekwondo will involve learning many disciplines and one of the key parts of Taekwondo is its forms (also called Poomse or patterns). These are sequences of technique, stance and direction which need to be memorized in order for pupils to progress through the various dans (belts/grades).
Safety Equipment: In all matches, events and competitions being staged under the auspices of British Taekwondo, safety gear such as blue/red trunk armour (hogu), a groin protector, hand guards, a mouth protector, a blue or red head guard, shin guards and forearm guards is mandatory. The kicking tactics used in Taekwondo can cause injury and this all helps to make the sport safer for its competitors.
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