Truro Taekwondo (TR1): If you have been thinking about taking up a hobby to achieve some specific goals such as to bolster your self-esteem, learn self-defence, build your confidence and strengthen your mind and body, Taekwondo could be just the thing for you. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
It has to be said that Taekwondo can be quite physically demanding, which might put off the older and less agile people in Truro 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 jumping/turning kicks, fast kicking styles and head-height 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 more than 60 million enthusiasts worldwide and quite a few in Truro, Taekwondo has become very popular. Now an Olympic sport, Taekwondo is accessible to everybody, and signing up for your local Truro Taekwondo class or club is the best way to get yourself involved. There isn't any reason why you can't reach a high standard in this exciting sport, even if you have no desire to take part in the Olympics.
The thing about Taekwondo that seems to most appeal to people in Truro is the self-defence aspect of it. This is not surprising when you consider the rising levels of violence seen in town and city centres these days. 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 Lesson: If you have never done Taekwondo before you may be a little concerned as to what to expect on your first class. This will vary from school to school but will usually involve some or all of the following. A 15-20 minute warm up to increase heart rate and loosen muscles, some technical training involving learning some stances, hand attacks, blocks and kicks, learning some forms (or Poomse), an introduction to sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to relax and stretch tired muscles.
Truro Taekwondo classes aren't only for people in Truro but also for enthusiasts from St Erme, Bodrean, Malpas, Kenwyn, Treliske, Moresk, Trelander, Calenick, Chasewater, Newham, Threemilestone, Highertown, Carnon Downs, St Clement, Kea, Ladock, Kenwyn Hill, Probus, Tregony and other Cornwall areas.
The Main Taekwondo Kicks: One of the main elements of Taekwondo is kicking, here is a selection of the basic kicks: Hook or Whip Kick, Side Kick, Push Kick, Crescent Kick, Axe Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Front Kick, Back Kick.
Taekwondo - The Benefits: There are of course many benefits to be had from doing Taekwondo and here are just a few that may be of interest to you: Augment agility, flexibility and stamina through intensive cardiovascular work-outs, Improve concentration and self-esteem by intensifying both mental and physical health, Beef up your confidence by pushing you to succeed and to take control of your life, Toughen up your mind and body by enhanced physical coordination and mental discipline, Teach you self-defence by helping you to recognise scenarios where self-defence might be necessary, and enabling you to turn these kinds of situations to your advantage, Reduce anxiety and stress with controlled breathing, Greater self-discipline by methodically educating your mind and body in the concepts and strategies of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Forms (Patterns): Taekwondo forms (also known as patterns or Poomse) are identified by certain facets such as direction, technique and stance. From the outset you will learn some of the basic forms, and in order to progress through the grades (belts) you will need to learn some more advanced ones.
Competitions: Competitions are an important part of the overall Taekwondo experience and all of the different styles all over the world hold tournaments where Taekwondo masters come together to compete. Hard contact is rarely allowed in any of these competitions which mainly incorporate breaking, sparring and patterns (forms). Sparring only is allowed in Olympic and WT tournaments, while some hand attacks are tolerated in ITF events.
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