Worcester Taekwondo (WR1): 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 self-defence, bolster your self-respect, strengthen your body and mind and boost your confidence, Taekwondo could be the ideal hobby or fitness activity.
Taekwondo is generally a lot more demanding physically than for example Tai Chi, so unless you are pretty fit and agile you might prefer to find something a little gentler to improve your fitness in Worcester. Younger children are certainly the perfect participants for Taekwondo classes in Worcester, with lots of fast movements going on and plenty of high kicking.
Taekwondo is one of the more recently developed of the martial arts, with its beginnings in Korea in 1945. A group of Korean martial artists in Seoul established some new schools known as "kwans", combining various martial arts techniques. Taekwondo, which it eventually became known as, mostly involves kicking manoeuvres, especially head kicks, fast kicking techniques and turning/jumping kicks.
Popular globally Taekwondo now has over 60 million enthusiasts. Ever since the Sydney Games (2000) Taekwondo has been an Olympic sport and if you want to give it a try, joining your local Worcester Taekwondo club or class is an easy way to get involved. While reaching Olympic standard may be beyond you, there isn't any reason why you cannot become a Taekwondo master.
In these times of increasing violence, it is hardly surprising that people in places like Worcester 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.
While it will give you peace of mind knowing that you have these self-defence skills in your locker, the chances are that you'll never need to use them outside of an organized Taekwondo class.
Your First Taekwondo 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 Worcester 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.
Worcester Taekwondo classes aren't only suitable for people in Worcester itself but also for students from Blackpole, Crowle, Home Meadow, Lyppard Bourne, Warndon, St Johns, Droitwich Spa, Hallow, Whittington, Kempsey, Merrimans Hill, Broomhall, Rushwick, Henwick Grove, Wall Meadow and other nearby locations.
The governing body for Taekwondo in the United Kingdom is British Taekwondo and any individual wanting to join a Taekwondo club in Worcester must also register with British Taekwondo.
Taekwondo Competitions and Tournaments: Taekwondo competitions are held all over the world in all of the various styles. There is generally not much hard contact but breaking, patterns (forms) and sparring. Olympic and WT (World Taekwondo) tournaments consist only of sparring, in ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) tournaments certain hand attacks are allowed to the head. Other organizations hold multi-discipline tournaments.
Worcester Taekwondo classes can generally offer Taekwondo moves, Taekwondo for beginners, Taekwondo for fitness, Taekwondo for adults, Taekwondo etiquette, Taekwondo forms, Taekwondo for children, Taekwondo kicks, Taekwondo patterns, Taekwondo stances and other in Worcester, .
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