Tamworth Taekwondo (B77): 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 learn some self-defence techniques, enhance your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind and boost your confidence, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
Because Taekwondo has quite high physical demands, it is perhaps more suited to the younger generation in Tamworth. 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.
Taekwondo is a martial art that mainly consists of kicking manoeuvres, in particular head-height kicks, rapid kicking strategies and jumping/turning 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.
With over sixty million people participating in Taekwondo classes all around the globe, this has certainly become an extremely popular activity, and if you become really expert at the sport you might even one day qualify for the Olympic Games, of which it has been a part since the Sydney Games in the year 2000.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Tamworth 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.
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 Tamworth Taekwondo Class: If you have made up your mind to learn Taekwondo and are heading to your first class, you'll be curious about what will happen. There could be variations to the following, depending on which Tamworth Taekwondo school you attend, but you can more or less expect; A 15-20 minute warm up to increase your heart rate and loosen your muscles, a little technical training involving learning some blocks, kicks, stances and hand attacks, some work on forms or patterns (Poomse in Korean), a few tips on sparring including good timing, movement and targeting attacks, and to finish off a warm down to stretch muscles and relax.
Tamworth Taekwondo classes aren't only for folks in Tamworth but also for students from Two Gates, Hockley, Hints, Polesworth, Hopwas, Wilnecote, Glascote, Birchmoor, Whittington, Mile Oak, Bonehill, Dosthill, Kettlebrook, Amington, Perry Crofts, Shuttington, Drayton Bassett, Fazeley and other surrounding areas.
The Main Taekwondo Kicks: Kicks play a major role in Taekwondo, here are a selection of the more basic ones: Back Kick (Dwo Chagi), Crescent Kick (Bandal Chagi), Roundhouse Kick (Dollyo Chagi), Whip or Hook Kick (Huryeo Chagi), Axe Kick (Naeryeo Chagi), Side Kick (Yeop Chagi), Front Kick (Ap Chagi), Push Kick (Meereo Chagi).
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 direction, stance and technique. Learning these sequences is an important part of mastering Taekwondo.
Tamworth Taekwondo classes will likely offer Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo sparring, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo for fitness, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo for toddlers, Taekwondo for self-defence, Taekwondo for senior citizens and more in Tamworth, .
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Taekwondo B77 area.