What is a typical lesson like?
Our typical Taekwondo lesson: We start with warming up the body. As injuries can be sustained when muscles are cold it is very important to listen to the instructions when doing the warm up exercises. Typically this can last for up to 15 minutes.
Next, we move onto practising blocks, kicks and punches, gradually moving to combinations of all.
Rehearsal of basic techniques is an important part of the training as only by practising these techniques will you move more fluently and confidently. Basic techniques are important and must be mastered as they form the foundation for
Basic techniques are important and must be mastered as they are the foundation for the more advanced work that will follow. We will then practice with focus mitts and kicking pads commonly termed pad work. The idea here is to practice striking with control at a target and learn to judge the distance to your opponent.
The idea here is to practice striking with control at a target and learn to judge the distance to your opponent.
Taekwondo is famed for its employment of kicking techniques, which distinguishes it from other martial arts techniques. The rationale is that the leg is the longest and strongest weapon a martial artist has, and kicks thus have the greatest potential to strike without retaliation.
The training includes a comprehensive system of hand strikes and blocks but generally does not emphasize grappling or close-in combat, or at least not before the 1st Degree Black Belt. Each Taekwondo lesson are tailored to each person and to the stage your at with Taekwondo.