Wigston Taekwondo (LE18): Learning a new skill is always satisfying and the martial arts are a popular choice with people in Wigston these days. Trying something like Taekwondo helps you to build your confidence, bolster your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind and learn some self-defence techniques. This relatively modern martial art only came into being in Korea during the 1940's and 1950's.
Taekwondo is an ideal sport for children in Wigston, because it teaches self-discipline and a respect for others. Its more physical aspects make it more suited to younger people. It can sometimes be too taxing for older adults unless they are exceptionally fit and active. However those in Wigston who take up Taekwondo at a young age, will find that carrying it on into older adulthood is not a problem. Something a bit softer like Tai Chi might be more suitable for the less agile of you.
The sport was first practiced in Korea in around 1945, though the name Taekwondo was not used until the 1950's. This combination of various martial arts techniques were practiced in some new schools in Seoul called "kwans", founded by a group of Korean martial artists. Kicking manoeuvres, especially jumping/turning kicks, fast kicking techniques and head-height kicks are the main emphasis of Taekwondo, as it eventually became known.Today Wigston 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.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Wigston 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.
Your First Lesson: If you've just booked your very first Taekwondo class, you'll be wondering what to expect. The majority of Taekwondo schools in Wigston follow a similar structure, but there could be variations to the following. 15 to 20 minutes of warm up exercises to increase heart rate and loosen stiff muscles, some technical training such as learning some kicks, hand attacks, stances and blocks, an introduction to some forms, a few ideas on sparring including movement, timing and the targeting of attacks, and lastly a warm down to loosen up and stretch tired muscles.
Wigston Taekwondo classes aren't just intended for people in Wigston but also for enthusiasts from Evington, Fleckney, Clarendon Park, Aylestone, Cosby, Thurnby, Stretton Hall, Houghton on the Hill, West Knighton, Stoughton, Knighton, Kibworth Harcourt, Aylestone Park, Great Glen, Countesthorpe, Stoneygate, Willoughby Waterleys, Glen Parva, Oadby, Blaby, Leicester and other nearby places.
The Benefits of Taekwondo: 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: Teach you self-defence strategies by helping you to recognise scenarios where self-defence could be needed, and enabling you to manipulate these types of circumstances in your favour, Improve self-esteem by raising your physical and mental health, Better self-discipline by comprehensively schooling your mind and body in the principles and techniques of Taekwondo, Empower your mind and body via accelerated mental discipline and physical co-ordination, Reduce stress and anxiety using advanced breath control, Supercharge agility, flexibility and stamina through intense cardiovascular work-outs, Build up confidence by helping you to seize control of your life and succeed.
Taekwondo Forms (Poomse): 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 direction, technique and stance which need to be memorized in order for pupils to progress through the various dans (belts/grades).
Taekwondo Belts: When it comes to promotion, ranking and belts there isn't actually any standardization in Taekwondo, since there are various different styles of Taekwondo which each have their own system in place. They are however similarities and they generally comprise two groups of belts "seniors" and "juniors", represented by black and coloured belts respectively. The senior rankings generally have 9 levels and the junior, between 8 and 12 levels.
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