Taekwondo focuses on a combination of combat techniques and self-defense as well as being a good form of exercise and entertainment.
In taekwondo a system of attacking and defensive movements incorporating punching, kicking and blocking techniques as well as differing stances is done in a set sequence and is referred to as Poomsae.
Taekwondo is certainly not limited to those in superb physical condition. Anyone can take advantage of its benefits when learning proper techniques. As well as the sporting and self-defence aspects to Taekwondo the exercise gained from martial arts training improves balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.
Unlike many other forms of physical activity, martial arts also have a mental element which not only improves the mind’s focus but also helps provide confidence and self control.
Individuals of all ages take up Taekwondo from 4 to 80 and those who take it up experience the following:
Improved muscle tone and appearance
Increased strength and stamina
Improved agility and reflexes
Improved concentration and self-esteem
Improved leadership skills
For further information on how to get involved in Taekwondo, visit British Taekwondo.
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