Competition Tae Kwon-Do is split into two sections: Sparring and Patterns.
All matches are semi-contact with full safety equipment worn to avoid any risk of injury. The pace is fast and furious. It has been described as the most visually breath-taking sport since Chariot Racing! Winners are decided from a point system with referees constantly monitoring the bout to keep strict control on contact.
Concentration, technique, skill, balance, dynamics and elegance are just a few requirements needed to perform these sequences of prearranged movements against imaginary opponents.
You and Tae Kwon-Do
Total fitness of body and mind
In Tae Kwon-Do you will 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 will 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.
Men, women and children
Tae Kwon-Do will improve your fitness, flexibility and most of all, your confidence. It will help 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.
In these days of increasing violent attacks on women, it has now, more than ever, become necessary for women to be prepared to protect themselves. More and more women are turning to the 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 in 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 UK, and there are millions worldwide.