Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean form of martial
art Korean Karate. It definition is The Way of the Hand and Foot (punching and kicking). There are fundamentally 4
sections to the art: toning up, Sparring, Forms and Self Defense.
The martial art of Tae Kwon Do is a well rounded complete exercise program that covers muscle toning, stretching
and flexibility, increasing your strength and stamina through aerobic sparring and mental challenges through
becoming adept at the patterns or forms.
For the most part classes start out with warm-ups. These warm-up exercises are calisthenics such as , sit ups, push
ups , trunk rotations, jumping jacks, squats, kicks and various leg stretches. Certainly you will tighten your
abdominals and beef up your arms just from performing the warm-up exercises. Before you know it, you'll be doing 50
knuckle joint or triangle push-ups at rapid-fire pace and will have the fexabliaty to lean up against a wall and
have someone lift your leg up so that your toes touch the wall behind your ear. Tae Kwon Do will most definitely
help you to become or to stay flexible.
Sparring is within a controlled environment and is not street fighting and all Tae Kwon Do practitioners wear
protective gear: gloves,helmet , shin guards and feet guards,. Generally you will spar in three minute rounds. It
is basically a from of kick boxing. Then a one minute rest in which you switch partners, then spar again and repeat
until you become fatigued. You will get extremely hot and wil be perspiring alot. Punch, Jab, upper cut, side kick,
reverse punch, round house, hammer fist, bob and weave and do it all over again to build endurance.it's an extreme
when you begin to learn the forms or patterns it can really tax your mind you will need the abilty to focus and
concentrate. Many of the forms have twenty-six+ distinct movements. Your task is to recall them, in order, and
memorize them proficiently. In essence, by learning the forms, it can help you to become a better fighter. For
instance, one form might begin witht: high block, front kick punch left; high block front kick punch right. Turn
ninety degrees, down the center, knife hand left, knife hand right, knife hand left, spear hand. And so on. If you
master these from and movments, when it comes time to spar or in a real life situation, you can implement some of
these patterns into your predicament.
A lot of people love Tae Kwon Do , or any of the
martial arts styles for that matter, because it's an all-encompassing exercise program. Its fun, entertaining,and
challenging, and its an excellent way to get in or to stay in shape. As with any exercise program, start easy and
consult your doctor. If you have not participated in much physical exertion in a long time, your muscles will
unquestionably be very sore for the first few weeks of training. Don't be in competition or intimidated by the
other students who may appear to be in better shape that you are. Everyone started out as a white belt. Just have
fun; and get into it!