What is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do was founded in 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi 9th Dan. Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is a version of an ancient form of unarmed combat practiced for many centuries in the orient. Taekwon-Do came into its present form in Korea. This class is suitable for wheelchair users aged 14+ the syllabus covered is inline with the regular Taekwon-Do syllabus but will be adapted to meet participants needs.
What Will I Learn?
Every lesson you participate in will be different, however some of the aspects we train in are:
Patterns (Tul): Known as Kata in Karate and Forms in most Chinese arts, patterns are a set of attacking and defensive movements against imaginary opponents. This is the aspect in which the "Art" side of Taekwon-Do is shown. The Wheelchair tuls are adapted to meet the participants needs.
Fitness: Every lesson will have some aspect of fitness work in, mainly cardio work. Martial arts is guaranteed way to increase your fitness and tone up faster than ever.
Traditional Movements: Since Taekwon-Do is a Military Martial Art, the traditional moves are practiced in line work, we use this method to teach students how to create maximum power from their techniques.
Pad work: Using strike shields, focus pads and Thai pads, we practice both sparring and traditional techniques to enable to student to bring out maximum power and speed in their movements, without the risk of hurting each other.
Self-Defence: We also teach close quarters self-defence and vital striking points