Why Tae Kwon-Do?
Tae Kwon-Do will improve your fitness, flexibility and most of all your confidence. It will help you to control or channel your aggression should the need arise. Right from the first lesson you will start developing a whole new range of skills and capabilities with the opportunity to realise self-achievement. More and more people are turning to martial arts for protection and Tae Kwon-Do can certainly provide this. It is a superb form of self-defence and also a great way to keep fit and trim. Tae Kwon-Do is safe, practical and most of all enjoyable.
Children who acquire self-confidence at an early age are far more likely to succeed in their adult ambitions. Tae Kwon-Do is arguably the best method of instilling confidence into children and at the same time emphasises the importance of respect and discipline. As a result of the fast and exciting nature of Tae Kwon-Do there are thousands of children participating throughout the U.K. and millions worldwide.
Tae Kwon-Do, like any other sport, can be practiced in complete safety if simple precautions are followed. At all TAGB clubs we stress safety from the day you begin - through careful stretching, controlled techniques, and a positive attitude.
In addition to training, TAGB clubs are a friendly social setting. People of all ages from all lifestyles are attracted to Tae Kwon-Do with a common purpose, to learn an Oriental art form, to exercise, and to have fun. Come by, meet these people and learn first-hand how Tae Kwon-Do can be a great sport for you to enjoy.
In Tae Kwon-Do you'll learn to stretch and exercise nearly every muscle group in your body. That aspect alone distinguishes the sport from most others. But emphasis on improved concentration, stamina and self-control is what really sets Tae Kwon-Do apart from other disciplines. To develop those skills, you'll exercise your mind at least as much as your body. Naturally, the positive effects of that exercise will carry over into other areas of your life too.
Students at all TAGB clubs are separated into two or three groups, beginners/intermediates/advanced. Beginners learn stretching exercises, the principles of Tae Kwon-Do and basic kicks, punches and blocks. Intermediate students practice combination movements that require greater concentration. Advanced students continue to refine their technique, emphasising control power and accuracy.