You are Never Too Old to Learn Tae Kwon Do

Any form of Martial Art is an excellent way to help keep fit.  A superb choice that you may be surprised to learn is very popular with the over 50’s  community. Tae Kwon Do is Korean Karate. It means The Way of the Hand and Foot  (punching and kicking). There are fundamentally four sequences to the art: Toning,  Sparring, Forms and Self Defense.

Tae Kwon Do however is  a fully equipped fitness schedule that encompasses muscle toning, stretching and  flexibility, increasing strength and stamina through aerobic sparring and mental  challenges by becoming proficient at the patterns or forms.

Most courses initiate with warm-ups. These exercises are the various stretches and  basics. For sure you will shore up your abs and strengthen your arms just from  completing the warm-up exercises. Before you realize it, you’ll be able to lean up  against a wall and have someone lift your leg up higher than you thought possible.

Improving your Tae Kwon Do technique will categorically help you to come to be or to  stay limber.  Sparring is fighting in a specific condition. It’s not street fighting and all protagonists  wear protective gear gloves, shin guards and foot guards. Most often you will spar in  short bouts. It’s fundamentally kick boxing. Then a quick rest; cycle partners, then spar  again and duplicate. You will get remarkably hot and sweaty. Jab, punch, upper cut,  side kick, reverse punch, round house, hammer fist, bob and weave and repeat. It’s an  excellent aerobic exercise.

Learning the forms or patterns can actually tax your brain. Many of the forms have 26  or more movements. It’s your job to not forget them, in order, and learn them  proficiently. In theory, by learning the forms, it’ll help you to come to be a better  fighter. For instance, one form might start out: high block, front kick punch left; high  block front kick punch right. Turn 90 degrees, down the centre, knife hand left, knife  hand right, knife hand left, spear hand. And so it continues. If you master these, when  it comes time to spar, you can put into effect some of these patterns into your match.

Numerous people enjoy Tae Kwon Do Karate, or any martial arts for that matter, as a  result it is an all inclusive fitness schedule. It’s fun, it’s challenging, and it’s a common  way to get in or to remain in shape. As with any exercise program, start slowly and  consult your general practitioner. If you haven’t participated in much physical exercise  for some time, your muscles will categorically be very sore for the first few weeks. Try  not to be awestruck by the other students who may appear to be in better shape than  you are. Everyone started out as a white belt. Just have fun; and get moving!